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Amber Alert

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Livestock trailer with $13 million among booty from Mexican cartel bust

A massive federal take down of a Mexican drug cartel resulted in 41 individuals being charged and hundreds of kilos of drugs being seized – along with the discovery of a creative way to transport cash.

On Oct. 28, federal prosecutors in Atlanta charged 41 people with alleged ties to a large-scale drug distribution and money laundering scheme in Georgia and Texas.

Among those tied to the organization were one sheriff’s deputy in Georgia who tried to use his badge to get out of a traffic stop, and a livestock hauler. The livestock hauler used a hidden compartment under the livestock and a pulley system to store more than $13 million in drug proceeds.