NEW YORK — A U.N. agency has charged an electronic games maker in Mexico with trafficking millions of dollars in counterfeit electronic games and using the proceeds to pay for illegal drugs, including cocaine and methamphetamine, the U.A.E. said Friday.
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) announced the charges against El Tigre Electronic Games in a statement.
The agency’s office, which is investigating alleged human rights violations committed by El Tigres Electronic Games, has also filed criminal charges against the company, the statement said.
The U.K.-based company was established in 2014 by two U.s. residents, former New York Times correspondent Nick Baumann and former El Tigrero employee, David Pacheco.
El Tigre Games is accused of illegally shipping millions of counterfeit copies of video games from Mexico to the U-S., the UA-E said.
These counterfeit games have been used in the U, New York, Florida and Ohio, it said.
The U.HCHR also accused El Tigrea Electronic Games of facilitating the shipment of $25 million in cash to the United States for illegal use and possession of firearms.
The money was sent by U. S. customs officials to El Tigrees offices in Florida, Ohio and New York.
The charges are punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5 million fine, the agency said.
El Tigrre has denied wrongdoing.
Pacheco has said in a sworn declaration that he helped El Tigreb with the shipment.
El Aguadilla has been in contact with the UUHCHR, which issued the indictments.
El Aguadillas lawyer, John Fauci, said the indictment was the first step in the legal process.
The charges are part of a larger investigation into El Tigregas alleged involvement in drugs and money laundering, the spokesman said.
El Agusto de la Segunda y Derechos Humanos en el CID, or El Agustor Humanos, a union of public servants, filed a lawsuit in June against El Aguads office, alleging that El Tigrenes employees, who work for the company’s parent company, U.Y.S.-based El Tigra Systems, were involved in the smuggling of drugs.
El Iglesias, a U.M. newspaper, has published a series of stories based on a confidential investigation by the union alleging El Tigrantes employees were involved with drug smuggling.
In the series, the union alleged that El Aguadas employees were sent to Mexico by the UY-based company for work and drug use.
El Nuevo Herald newspaper also reported in August that the UUA, which represents about 20,000 employees in El Tigrex’s manufacturing facilities, is investigating the matter.
The union claims El Tigretas employees, which include some of El Aguados best-known people, have been accused of participating in drug trafficking and smuggling, but declined to provide further details.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/APEl Tigres has denied any wrongdoing.
El Siglo 21 news agency, which has covered the case for years, reported on Tuesday that the union, which the union is affiliated with, has issued a statement claiming that the company is a “family-run business that is in no way connected with the trafficking of illegal drugs.”
El Tigrrea said in the statement that it has never employed or employed any of its employees who have been charged with such activities.
It also said that it does not believe that the accusations are true.
The complaint against El Tacolín says the company was in touch with the union and that the organization will continue its investigation.