Mexico City: $206 million in U.S. currency seized in drug raid


By Jerry Seper
The Washington Times

MEXICO CITY — 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."

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