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Mexican Drug Cartel's Horses Sold for $8.8M
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The U.S. government says it's made $8.8 million from auctioning more than 300 horses bought and trained as part of a Mexican drug cartel's money-laundering operation.
Two-thirds of the horses were sold at an auction Thursday in Oklahoma City. The Justice Department says one, A Dash of Sweet Heat, sold for $1 million. About 100 broodmares were sold previously for $35,000.
The federal government still has about 45 quarter horses, including top stakes winners, for sale later. Proceeds will be placed in escrow pending forfeiture proceedings.
Authorities say 15 people funneled millions of dollars in drug profits through quarter horse operations. Most of the horses seized came from a sprawling ranch in Lexington, Okla., that prosecutors say was run by Jose Trevino Morales, brother of two alleged Zeta cartel leaders.
Posted: Monday, November 5 2012, 06:50 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Official: 2nd person killed by Oklahoma tornado
May 20, 2013 15:50 GMT
By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma's state medical examiner's office says a second person was killed by a tornado that leveled a central Oklahoma mobile home park.
Office spokeswoman Amy Elliott on Monday identified the two people who are confirmed to have been killed during Sunday's storms as 79-year-old Glen Irish and 76-year-old Billy Hutchinson. Both men were from Shawnee.
One of several tornadoes that touched down in parts of the nation's midsection on Sunday leveled the Steelman Estates Mobile Home Park near Shawnee.
It wasn't immediately clear if both victims lived at the mobile home park.
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