* Millions of Dollars in Drug Assets Auctioned Off By the Mexican Government

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La Jornada (Mexico City)

Lucrative auction

Properties seized from organized crime were auctioned off by the Mexican government for a record 105.3 million pesos [$7.9 million US].  Items indicating the luxurious lifestyle of narcotraffickers, including luxury cars, motorcycles, yachts, jet skis, aircraft, railroad coaches, abundant jewelry and electronics, were disposed of in  the treasury department’s auction.  In a separate sale, the government also auctioned two sugar refineries for 354.3 million pesos [$26.5 million US].  The photo is one of the aircraft sold.

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