Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Alleged Meth King Busted? Zhenli Ye Gon Arrested


Meth is now a problem world wide. The perception is that use of Meth is more acceptable in the U.S. That is a horrible commentary on the state of the war against drugs. Fortunately, U.S. federal agents took a step toward fighting the problem when they arrested arrested alleged methamphetamine trafficker Zhenli Ye Gon. Ye Gon was arrested in a restaurant in Rockville, Md. He was meeting with a lawyer at the time of his arrest. This arrest will involve a complicated application of extradition laws involving both Mexico and the U.S. Ye Gon is a Chinese-Mexican businessman. He is charged with organized crime, drug trafficking and weapons charges, according to Mexican officials. Mexico wants Ye Gon extradited to stand trial. Ye Gon apparently prefers to be tried in the U.S.


Meanwhile, back in Mexico City, Ye Gon's mansion was the site of North America's largest seizure of cash alleged to be associated with illegal drug operations. DEA spokesman Garrison Courtney confirmed that Ye Gon was arrested on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.


In March, Mexican agents found more than US$207 million in dollar, peso and euro bills in a home owned by Ye Gon. The money is believed to be associated with the world's largest networks for trafficking pseudoephedrine (main ingredient in methamphetamine and S udafed!) Ye Gon contends the chemicals were legitimate and intended for use in prescription drugs. Ye Gon did not resist arrest. Ye said,"Only the United States can provide the most comprehensive procedural safeguards concerning what is happening on the Mexican side." Ye Gon will likely apply for political asylum in the U.S. Rogelio de la Garza is Ye Gon's lawyer in Mexico. Apparently, Ye Gon contends the some of the money in his home was being stored there on behalf of the ruling party in Mexico. (Play the conspiracy defense.)


Whether he is tried in the U.S. or in Mexico, if guilty, then I hope Ye Gon is GONE for good! However, keep in mind all suspects are presumed innocent until otherwise proven guilty in a court of law. Ye Gon has a very good lawyer so a conviction is not a given as he could be innocent.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Iron Mike said...

Not the face I see on the T.V. commercials associated with Meth. Is he not suppose to have long hair, a straggly beard and sores all over his face and arms?

I agree, one way or the other, he ought to be GONE,GONE!

Iron Mike

blond bombshell said...

Mike, what are you saying? That Ye Gon looks more like a software executive or a computer repair guy?

I think YE have little understanding of the direction the drug cartel has GON.

Shell

Anonymous said...

Why should Gon have to share todays headlines with Lindsay Lohan?

Anonymous said...

Boot his butt back to Mexico...

He is outa here...

He is Gon

Anonymous said...

I think Ye all have found the GOON of meth. I hope he is locked up for a long time.

Jan

Ms. Calabaza said...

"Ye Gon prefers to be tried in the U.S."
- ya think?

colleency said...

He's trying to get the same attorney who represented the child rapist (released without a trial) in Maryland.

Anonymous said...

The U.S. should not protect drug dealers.

Anonymous said...

Need to crack down on meth dealers!

Anonymous said...

This was a big step. He was a major "playa" in the business.

Anonymous said...

Need to have all of the meth players GONe.

Anonymous said...

Bub by ye- gone!

Anonymous said...

Not so fast yankee... ye gon have more den one life!

Legal Pub said...

He could be innocent. Wait and see...

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Anonymous said...

Even if he is proven guilty it will not change a thing, maybe it will reduce quantities of the drug on the street for a short time, but someone will soon fill the void left by him. This is the major problem with the war on drugs. Supply ans demand, just because you remove the supply dosn't mean the demand goes with it!!!!

pops said...

This is true anon, both supply and demand needs to be targeted. Meth addiction is horrible!


Pops

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Anonymous said...

Some stories can only be so funny, you know...

Anonymous said...

Big fish!