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Mexico to auction off suspected drug trafficker’s mansion

/ 07:08 AM July 31, 2019

MEXICO CITY – The Mexican government plans to auction the mansion of a Chinese-Mexican businessman facing drug trafficking charges.

 Mexico to auction off suspected drug trafficker's mansion

CORRECTS DAY OF WEEK – The mansion of Chinese-Mexican businessman Zhenli Ye Gon during a media tour in Mexico City, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. The federal government said Monday it will hold an Aug. 11 auction for the Mexico City mansion worth $5 million (95 million Mexican pesos) that previously belonged to the suspected drug trafficker. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)

The federal government said Monday it will hold an Aug. 11 auction for the Mexico City mansion worth $5 million (95 million Mexican pesos) that previously belonged to the suspected drug trafficker Zhenli Ye Gon.

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In 2007, authorities confiscated more than $205 million in cash from the mansion.

Ye Gon has responded to the 12 charges against him by claiming he imported chemicals for use in legal prescription drugs.

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 Mexico to auction off suspected drug trafficker's mansion

The mansion of Chinese-Mexican businessman Zhenli Ye Gon during a media tour in Mexico City, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. The federal government said Monday it will hold an Aug. 11 auction for the Mexico City mansion worth $5 million (95 million Mexican pesos) that previously belonged to the suspected drug trafficker. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)

The gated mansion in the upper-crust Las Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood boasts a pool, elevator and a large upstairs party room. /gsg

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