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DEA nabs major drug lord after intense manhunt

By Paul Duggan and Ernesto Londoño
Washington Post Staff Writers

WHEATON, Md. — The way U.S. and Mexican authorities describe 44-year-old Zhenli Ye Gon, he might have sprung from some pulp novelist's overheated imagination.

Chinese-born businessman Zhenli Ye Gon in interviewed in his lawyer's office in Queens, N.Y. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Born in Shanghai, he lived in Mexico and ran a pharmaceuticals company a front, authorities allege, that supplied Mexican drug cartels with massive quantities of a chemical used to make the street drug methamphetamine. Police raided his luxurious Mexico City home in March, carting off what they said was $207 million, most of it in $100 bills that had been stashed behind false walls and in closets. The U.S. government called it "the largest single drug cash seizure the world has ever seen."

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