Amount of Drug Financial Assets Seized by US Treasury

The United States Treasury has seized $16 Million in assets from drug cartels in Mexico between June 2000 to January 2010.

In comparison, from 2007 to 2009, Mexican security agents seized up to $400 Million from drug cartels.

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Source:  Jason Lange, “From spas to banks, Mexico economy rides on drugs,” Reuters, January 22, 2010.