La Jornada (Mexico City)
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.