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Four People Remain Behind Bars on Charges of Money Laundering, Possession With Intent to Sell

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Four people, with ties to the Juarez Cartel, are still in federal custody after they were arrested last month for money laundering and possession with intent to sell.

According to a press release, Crystal Romero, Gerardo Olivas are charged with money laundering after the married couple was caught trying to smuggle $40,000 into Mexico to give to Romero's fugitive father in Ojinaga.

Gerardo Olivas's parents Gerardo Lopez-Seaenz and Maribel Olivas-Ontiveros were arrested late last month when Odessa Police and federal agents found nearly 10 ounces of cocaine in their home and more than two pounds of heroin and 45 pounds of marijuana in their car.

Those two are charged with possessing with intent to distribute.

The arrests are part of an ongoing investigation of the Juarez Cartel which is based out of Chihuahua.

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