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.
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