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El Salvador arrests businessman on money-laundering

Thursday, April 6, 2017


A high-profile El Salvadoran businessman, who is wanted by the U.S. government for suspected drug trafficking, was arrested on money-laundering charges, the attorney general's office said.

Jose Adan Salazar was taken into custody after a series of raids on hotels, gas stations, ranches, homes and other premises linked to him, the attorney general's office said.

"The crime that led to this is laundering of money and assets," Attorney General Douglas Melendez told reporters. Three other people were also arrested, he said.

Source: Reuters