The U.S. government called it “the largest single drug cash seizure the world has ever seen.”
Born in Shanghai, 44-year-old Zhenli Ye Gon he lived in Mexico and ran a pharmaceuticals company — a front, authorities allege, that supplied Mexican drug cartels with massive quantities of a chemical used to make the street drug methamphetamine. Police raided his luxurious Mexico City home in March, carting off what they said was $207 million, most of it in $100 bills that had been stashed behind false walls and in closets.
This is a man who owned a fleet of luxury cars and had mistresses in several countries, according to Mexican officials. In recent years, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said, he gambled away nearly $126 million in Las Vegas casinos.
- $ 205 million U.S. $
- 18 million Mexican pesos (1.6 million US $)
200,000 Euros ($280,000)
- 113,000 Hong Kong $ ( $15,000)
- 11 Centenarios (Mexican gold bullion coins made of 1.20565 Oz. of pure gold)
- A great amount of jewelry, of unknown value
Confiscated along with the money were also:
- Two Mexican-style dwellings of approximately 20 million pesos (1.8 million US $)
- 1 Lab in construction of unknown value
- 7 Luxury Vehicles