Raids and arrests haven’t cooled the fascination of Mexico’s Zetas drug cartel with fine horses.
Mexico’s attorney general’s office said Wednesday that a raid in the northern state of Coahuila had netted nine quarter horses, and about one dozen trailers and trucks.
The raids took place at a half dozen properties in the Coahuila city of Monclova.
In 2012, U.S. authorities cracked down on a Zetas scheme to take proceeds from drug sales in the United States and launder them by purchasing American quarter horses.
Jose Trevino Morales, the brother of the Zetas cartel’s two leaders, was found guilty of investing $16 million of drug money in the buying, training and racing of horses.