$207 Million in cash!

Drug money

200 million

dollars

drugs dealer money

The money found hidden inside walls, suitcases and closets in one of Mexico City’s wealthiest neighborhoods came from the profits of methamphetamines sold in the United States, [DEA chief Karen Tandy] said.

Mexican law enforcement and the DEA worked for a year on the operation, she said.

Mexican federal agents also seized eight luxury vehicles, seven weapons and a pill-making machine during the raid in Lomas de Chapultepec, a neighborhood of walled compounds that is home to ambassadors and business magnates. Seven people were arrested and were ordered Monday to be held for three months while the investigation continues.

In addition to the dollars, officials found 200,000 euros and 157,500 pesos.

Mexican Attorney General Eduardo Medina Mora said the money was connected to one of the hemisphere’s largest networks for trafficking pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient in methamphetamines.

Mora said the ring had been operating since 2004 and was run by a native of China who had gained Mexican citizenship. The alleged gang leader is in hiding, possibly outside of the country, Medina Mora said.

The operation should reduce the supply of methamphetamine to the United States, where Mexican drug gangs control at least 80 percent of the market, Tandy said.

Mexico City, March 20, 2007 — With the largest single drug cash seizure by law enforcement officials in history, major narco-traffickers are now US $205 million poorer. This unprecedented seizure of drug money by Mexican law enforcement officials in Mexico City last week also led to the arrest of several important narco-traffickers.

The seizure and arrests underscore our two countries’ deep commitment to fighting the drug kingpins who bring corruption and violence to communities, and the need for drug treatment centers on both sides of the border. President Calderon’s administration has demonstrated firm resolve in fighting the criminals who undermine our societies and terrorize our citizens.

Acting on information supplied in part by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Mexican law enforcement officers on March 15th seized these funds from the Mexico City home of an individual connected to the UNIMED pharmaceutical corporation of Hong Kong, China. Seven individuals have been arrested so far and authorities are looking for more suspects.

U.S. authorities believe UNIMED is connected with attempts, in December 2006 and February 2007, to smuggle large amounts of the toxic chemicals used to produce methamphetamine through ports in Colima and Michoacan.

Sources: Snopes, PGR

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53 Comments

  1. I am just now reading this, I guess I am late but this is unbelievable do you see all the money in these pictures. I am someone who doesn’t have anything and can make good use of that money for my daughter and myself

    Smoo
  2. this is crazy!! i want that money maybe i should sell drugs this is not somthing you want people to think it is a bad influence

    Alisha
  3. خوبه اگه به فقرا كمك كنيد ويه كمي از ان هم به من برسه براي ازدواج

    jaafar
  4. اوه،من بخاطر نداشتن پول دانشگاه را ترك كردم!!

    Babak
  5. Oh shit!
    How did they prepare this dirty money?!!
    “officials found 200,000 euros and 157,500 pesos.” I wish i had just that Briefcase (!) contains all the things inside…
    why didn’t they get enough!

    splinter
  6. به من نمیدی

    من هم میخوام

    vahid
  7. عجب آدمهای پست رزل کثیفی پیدا میشن ها
    دزد های بی وجدان
    به اینا میگن مخرب اقتصاد دنیا
    .
    .
    خوب یکم از اونا رو به من بدید سَقَط میشید. نامردای کثیف؟

    amin3d
  8. بروبچ ایرانی چطورن ؟ :دی

    حسین
  9. من خیلی نمی خوام فقط یک دهم درصد به من بدید می خوام برم آمریکا

    mohsen.sn
  10. من خدائيش اينقدر پول نميخوام فقط برم از نزديك ببينم باقيشو خودم ميدونم

    hamid
  11. عجب آدمای کثیفی هستن(کاشکی من جاش بودم)!1

    amir
  12. thats alot of money my stack is only half as high and half as wide and all i got is an AK 47

    jonjon
  13. پول زیاد مساوی است با فساد زیاد وبه زیر پا کشاندن انسانیت در دنیا…………………….

    علی
  14. I am really late, but i would have quite a long time ago at about 20 million. I would have destroyed everything. Can I pass some of that money out in my hood. We’re all broke around here.

    truegossip
  15. این پول چه سالی تمام می شه؟

    Javad Saadatmand
  16. خواية ئةم هةموو بارةية بةجى تةواو دةبيت

    brosk
  17. basha xo agar nabaz goran nabwaya niway kurd ba amy na azani prsiyary mn leradaya kay amana ter aboen agar dast girnakranaya sarkawten bo awyamany ashkra kerdoe dwai dast giryan kerd

    salar
  18. ئایا كه سی تر هه یه ئه وه نده ی هه بێت ؟؟
    مه گه ر سه رۆكه كان ؟؟؟؟!!!!

    Daban-kurdy
  19. ئه وه بۆكاك عومه‌ر مرتاح باشه پاره ی نانخوا ر‌د‌نێكی ده‌كات

    yaseen
  20. پاره‌ ی سه‌ عاتێکي مسعودو چه‌ لاله‌

    سامان
  21. xwam namawa awa 3 roja xaw nachota chawm yare ba aqle kurd akret mn xwenkare zankom arazum heleki enterneta ham bet labar be emkane natwanm dak rutan rash bet bar prsa be we jdanakan zor badaxawa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    aso
  22. That is a lot of money, but please believe that there’s plenty more of that stashed else where. Once you start making money like this, you can’t just say “I quit, I’ve made enough”. Your supplier wouldn’t allow it, you’re making him too much money and if you quit it’s death or war and 9/10 he’ll have a larger net worth and have a larger gang. Once you’re at this level, consider yourself in it for the long haul, you end up either arrested or dead. Seldom few squeeze through and go into hiding with their profits. That’s why we say…if you can’t pay the price, leave the game to the ones that can.

    detroit
  23. 0101351653004 بانک ملی ایران پول می خوام کمک کنید
    مرسیییییییییییییییییییی

    زهرا
  24. لامذهب ها خیلی حال کردن. ای کاش یه چند درصدیش به من می رسید. باهاش دنیا رو تکون می دادم

    صائب
  25. خوب نیست آدم اینقدر پول داشته باشه ولی اگه من داشتم بد نبود

    محمد
  26. omgg that is f’n crazyy
    nobody needs that much f’n money

    they just wanted attention as well
    thats the only reason people do stupid things.

    kate
  27. The only amazing thing is some of these comments. Come on now you really have half that stack and an ak get a life

    josh
  28. in lyfe there are funny things called laws. but i ask you think of yourself in a selfish manner for jsut a minute. imagine there was a way to beat your neighbor in life. what if you could take what you wanted form this world. why play fair when you only get only one chance to play. would you rather win or lose gracefully. theres a risk. death or worse incarceration. make your choice

    this is the truth
  29. One would think this is a lot of money for any one person or gang. The truth is that the one’s at the top that control the ways of the world and allow people to profit from drugs have more. They are the ones who created this system in where money makes the decisions for us in the attempt to make us all ponds of this global chess board!

    Jesse M
  30. you all are not very bright people, don’t you see this is only pocket change to the Mexican drug organization. this a billion dollar industry and will never be stoped thanks to the #1 consumer, the crackers of the USA. hell the USA creates the drug what they complaining about, they in it to win it.

    mr. rich
  31. bet there was like 250 million. but tha police took some… aha, crooked ass cops

    not imporant
  32. give me 15 min alone in that room, and i guarantee when someone walks in damn near all of it will be gone 🙂 and hell i dare you to try and find me lol id disappear lmao

    Nero
  33. ok this is why the world is idoits if drugs were legal they could tax it and fix there ecomeneys

    slave2death
  34. 1.45 mil is my money, I give them for 45 kilos pure amfetamin. but there are many rats and this hapen when rats came to buy drug there. I’m really sorry for my mexican friends 🙁

    pikolo

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