How the Feds Shut Down a Deadly Northwest Dallas Motel Where Drugs Were Sold and Women Were Trafficked

Amos Mun's long gray hair was pulled into a ponytail. The 64-year-old's handcuffs were attached to a belly chain wrapped around his government-issued orange jumpsuit. At 2:02 Wednesday afternoon, Magistrate Judge Irma C. Ramirez summoned Mun to the lectern in her downtown Dallas courtroom. To Mun's left stood his attorney, Maria Tu of Plano. To his right was the interpreter, who translated the proceedings into Korean for the man accused of profiting off the violent drug trade and prostitution occurring at his treacherous Northwest Dallas hotel, which sits only a few hundred feet from a Dallas ISD elementary.U.S. attorneys and agents came to court prepared to make their case for why Amos Mun should remain in custody until his trial. A video monitor was set up. Feds say Mun recorded every awful thing alleged to have gone down inside his squalid inn on Dennis Road near Northaven Road -- the cutting and packaging and selling and using of meth and heroin and cocaine, the three dead bodies dragged out of rooms for dumping elsewhere, the torture of a woman beaten with a chair leg and burned with a butane torch. God knows what we were going to watch."Some of the footage is horrible," said Erin Nealy Cox, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. "Watching those kind of things laid out in the indictment is gut-wrenching."  Continue reading...

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