MEXICO CITY – A hotel in Jalisco, a state in western Mexico, used to launder money and as a meeting place for drug traffickers has been seized, the Attorney General’s Office said.
The Hotelito Desconocido was being used as a business enterprise to move funds through the financial system, the AG’s office said.
The hotel is in La Cruz de Loreto, a town outside the city of Tomatlan.
Hotelito Desconocido offered temporary housing, food and other services.
The property was seized in response to a request from the Finance and Public Credit Secretariat, and as part of an intelligence-sharing operation with the United States, the AG’s office said.