5:30 a.m., Feb. 22
Millions From Seizure to be Shared by Mexican Government
Over 15 million in cash, which was seized in Tijuana, will be distributed among Mexican government offices to be used for fighting organized crime. The money seized was allegedly Chapo Guzman’s, the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.
On November 18th, 2011, elements of the Mexican Army seized a vehicle containing $15,350,000 in cash. The vehicle also had weapons, cocaine, and expensive jewelry. The jewelry is being valued in the millions, and will be divided up among the Mexican government as well.
The money and jewelry is now considered federal property since the owner has not claimed them within the 90 day time period required.
The Attorney General Office (PGR) and the Secretary of Health will receive the majority of the funds. The money is to be used for fighting organized crime across the country, as well as drug prevention and treatment programs.
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