Mexican federal police presented four suspected members of the Norte del Valle de Colombia cartel and packs of cash in U.S. dollars currency during a news conference at the federal police center in Mexico City. Police seized a total of $2.7 million dollars.
The suspects were presented to the media at the command center of the Federal Police, they are headed by José Luis Ladaga Lopez, a native of Mexico City, and the alleged financial operator of the Cártel del Norte. He is responsible for laundering large amounts of foreign currency to international financial markets.
Besides Ladaga Lopez the others were Milciades Báez López and Ernesto Ramírez Trujillo, both Columbian, and Ricardo Casasola Chávez.
Mexican federal police present packs of cash in U.S. dollars that were seized and four suspected members of the Norte del Valle de Colombia cartel during a news conference at the federal police center in Mexico City on March 9, 2010. Police said the total seized was $2.7 million.
The suspects had been pulled over for not having a license plate on their vehicle and through a search, the money was found in the trunk of the car.
Police stnd next to $2.7 million that was seized .