See what $200,000 in $100 dollar bills looks like?
The photos from a house in Mexico where they seized $200,000 in cash. The property was associated with a pharmaceutical company that was busted with 14 TONS of pseudo-ephedrine for making meth. The cash seized was mostly in U.S. $100 bills and weighed at least 4,500 pounds. It was five times the amount seized in all of 2006.
|$206 million in U.S. currency seized in drug raid|
|Mexican law-enforcement authorities yesterday seized more than $206
million in U.S. currency during a raid on the headquarters of a
suspected methamphetamine gang in a home in an upscale suburb of Mexico
City. Rafael Laveaga, spokesman for the Mexican Embassy in Washington,
described the seizure which included more than two tons of mostly $100
bills as the largest cash seizure in Mexican history. Two of seven
persons arrested at the home were identified as Chinese nationals, Mr.
Laveaga said, adding that the raid "hinted at the vast scope of an
illegal drug trade that links Mexico to Asia." Mexican authorities said
the arrests were the culmination of an undercover investigation that
began in December when authorities seized 20 tons of pseudoephedrine, a
key ingredient in the production of methamphetamines. The seizure
occurred at the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas on the Pacific coast...
(Offsite) Posted on: 3/16/2007 9:27:00 PM