Feds fight release of suspects in drug money laundering case

KSN News (file)
KSN News

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Federal prosecutors are seeking to block a Texas magistrate judge’s order allowing the release of a couple accused of laundering drug cartel money at a small southwest Kansas bank.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Kansas asked the court late Wednesday to revoke the order freeing on bond George and Agatha Enns of Meade. The government is also seeking to have them returned to Kansas for a detention hearing.

The couple allegedly conspired with the former bank president of Plains State Bank to launder millions of dollars of drug proceeds. Two other former bank employees are charged with failing to report the suspicious financial transactions.

The former bank employees remain free on bond without government opposition after making initial court appearances Wednesday at the federal courthouse in Wichita.

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