Federal Agents Seize Airplane Tied To Gulf Cartel
July 11th 2012 · 3 Comments
BROWNSVILLE – Federal prosecutors have seized a $2,500,000 plane they say belonged to the former governor of Tamaulipas. Federal court documents say the Gulf Cartel paid millions of dollars in bribes to former governor Tomas Jesus Yarrington-Ruvalcaba.
Homeland Security investigators say the cartel created a series of front companies to transfer assets into the United States. The plane was seized in Brownsville and taken to a government storage facility in Florida.
Lawyers for Yarrington-Rubalcaba says the plane does not belong to him and denies all claims in the complaint.
A version of this column originally appeared in www.krgv.com.
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