Almost 12 million U.S. Dollars seized in the Manzanillo seaport in Mexico

Almost 12 million U.S. Dollars seized in the Manzanillo seaport in Mexico

On Thursday March 6, 2008 Mexican federal authorities at the Manzanillo seaport seized 20 boxes filled with American dollars. The total amount of money was $11,963,385. The denominations of the dollars were of $10, $20, $50 and $100. About 80% of the money was in 10 and 20 dollar bills. The boxes were in shipping containers on a Liberian flagged ship that was destined for Panama. The country of Panama with it's large "Panama Canal" is a major trans-shipment point for drug traffickers in Colombia. Before arriving in Manzanillo, the boxes of money originated from the Mexican city of Toluca. The city of Toluca is located just west of Mexico City.

The following is a detailed list of the money amounts in each box.

Box 1 - $250,875
Box 2 - $497,260
Box 3 - $497,580
Box 4 - $497,240
Box 5 - $499,960
Box 6 - $966,480
Box 7 - $496,940
Box 8 - $499,980
Box 9 - $495,780
Box 10 - $618,000
Box 11 - $498,000
Box 12 - $497,500
Box 13 - $417,950
Box 14 - $500,000
Box 15 - $499,940
Box 16 - $497,980
Box 17 - $639,080
Box 18 - $2,095,800
Box 19 - $499,940
Box 20 - $497,100

Source: PGR/SSP

This seizure is listed in "The Million Dollar Club" of Narcotic News.com.

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