Feds Shut Down ‘drug-infested' Hotel Near Northwest Dallas Elementary School

A federal judge on Wednesday granted a motion to shut down a “drug-infested” Dallas hotel located next to an elementary school, officials said.A task force raided Han Gil Hotel Town on Thursday, clearing the premises and performing searches and arrests. The hotel was closed after prosecutors sought a temporary restraining order to suspend its operations because of its status as a “safe haven for drug distributors,” the Department of Justice said in a news release.In a separate case, Su Amos Mun and his hotel corporation, One Way Investments Inc., have been indicted for allegedly maintaining a drug-involved premises. He's in federal custody and could face up to 20 years in prison and $50,000 if convicted. His corporation could face up to $2 million in fines.An attorney for Mun could not be immediately reached for comment.The restraining order against the hotel prohibits anyone other than hotel proprietors and immediate family from staying at the Han Gil.“The Han Gil is a magnet for drug dealers and violent criminals and needed to be shut down immediately for public safety reasons,” U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox said. “Instead of simply picking off dealers one-by-one, we asked the Court to issue a Temporary Restraining Order enjoining the hotel’s further operation. We believe this business was nothing but a front for criminal activity and posed significant danger to our community. We will continue to push to keep it shut down.”The hotel is located at 11301 Dennis Road, about 1,000 feet from Herbert Marcus Elementary School.Prosecutors said the Han Gil had seen three deaths, two shootings and numerous drug-related incidents over the past eight months. In one instance, police did not recover the body of a woman who had died at the hotel until a month later. She was found in the woods nearby, though officials said she died at the hotel.  Continue reading...

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