Peruvian Airline Owner and Drug Kingpin Continues Criminal Activity From Prison

Posted on August 7, 2016 • Filed under: Crime, Peru

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Peruvian Airline Owner and Drug Kingpin Continues Criminal Activity From Prison

fairshareonline.org/Written by: Nathan Proctor and Julia Ladics
Although in prison in Peru, Fernando Melciades Zevallos Gonzalez’s criminal network continues to operate. Since the 1980s, Zevallos has operated a drugtrafficking organizationand used two
anonymous shell companies based in Miami, La Hacienda (USA) LLC 45 and Running Brook LLC
46 both incorporated in Florida, to hide his drug profits. After being designated a “significant
foreign narcotics trafficker” under the Kingpin Act which froze his U.S. assets, Zevallos still managed to use the shell companies to move $1.4 million of his $1.7 million out of
the United States. It is likely that to achieve this, Zevallos transferred the shell
companies to be under his wife’s name. which is how the authorities tracked him. Key
members of his associates and family continue to operate his drug network,and the
rest of his finances are still out of reach of the U.S. and Peruvian authorities.

Notorious and violent drug trafficker
Fernando Zevallos, founder of the airline Aero Continente, used two anonymous
shell companies, La Hacienda (USA) LLC and Running Brooks LLC, to funnel his
drug money into real estate in Florida. Read Article

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