United States News: U.S. Attorney Uses Civil and Criminal Authorities to Shut Down Drug-Infested Hotel

United States News: U.S. Attorney Uses Civil and Criminal Authorities to Shut Down Drug-Infested Hotel

United States  – A U.S. District Judge has granted federal prosecutors’ motion to shut down a drug-infested hotel located just 1000 feet from a Dallas elementary school, U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox announced today.

On Thursday, a task force of more than 50 agents and officers, accompanied by several attorneys, converged on Han Gil Hotel Town to effect arrests, execute search warrants, and post notices requiring the immediate clearing of the premises.

The Han Gil – which prosecutors say served as home base for multiple drug dealers selling cocaine, heroin and meth – became a “safe haven for drug distributors” and a “breeding ground for escalating criminal activity,” the government argued in a civil motion requesting the hotel’s immediate closure.

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