Friday, July 27, 2007

Mexican-Chinese drug lord arrested

It's being called the "world's largest seizure of drug cash" ever. The man, Zhenli Ye Gon, arrested on drug and money-laundering charges" and accused "of importing enough chemicals into Mexico to make $724 million worth of methamphetamine, mostly destined for the U.S."



July 24 (Bloomberg) -- Mexican-Chinese businessman Zhenli Ye Gon was arrested on drug and money-laundering charges by U.S. authorities, who accused him of importing enough chemicals into Mexico to make $724 million worth of methamphetamine, mostly destined for the U.S.

Ye Gon was arrested in the Maryland suburbs of Washington last night, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency said today.



The arrest follows a March raid on Ye Gon's Mexico City home in which Mexican authorities found $207 million in cash, the biggest seizure ever of suspected drug money. Mexican traffickers supply at least 80 percent of the methamphetamine consumed in the U.S., according to the DEA.



``We've apprehended not only the man behind the money, but the man behind the meth,'' DEA Administrator Karen Tandy said in a statement.



The U.S. and Mexico began joint efforts to combat methamphetamine trafficking last year, and the DEA helped train more than 2,000 Mexican police officers.



Also on the topic of immigration, from Frosty Wooldridge: "SILENT ETHNIC CLEANSING OF AMERICANS FROM AMERICA'S CITIES"



Others:

Jeff Schwilk: “Some churches choosing to ignore immigration laws”, (with Video) at Immigration Watchdog

Lou Dobbs Fuels American Immigration Paranoia, at Pro Inmigrant



Reciprocal pings:

Rhymes with Right, Islamic Rage Boy Speaks! and Blowing His Own Horn With Your Dollars

The Surprising Racist Origin of the Reconquista Hystaria, ThePink Flamingo



New to the blogroll, Chicago Ray, read his article "Club Gitmo Detainee's Innocent Victims Huh?"



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