Omaha Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering as a Result of Joint DEA and IRS Investigation
United States Attorney Joseph P. Kelly announced that on December 21, 2018, United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr., sentenced Jose Luis Murillo, of Omaha, to an 87-month term of imprisonment, to be served in the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Murillo pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and conspiracy to launder money. Mexican suppliers directed co-conspirators to deliver or retrieve pound quantities of methamphetamine to or from Murillo’s residence in Omaha and to collect cash drug proceeds from Murillo. Murillo also used wire transmitting businesses in the local area to wire drug proceeds to recipients in Mexico.
The case was primarily investigated by the Omaha offices of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations.