Drug Rehab To Be Funded by Drug Cash Seizure in Mexico
Drug addiction treatment will be financed by $206 million confiscated in drug bust
A recent article in Reuters reported that $206 million was found by Mexican police in the Mexico City mansion of Zhenli Ye Gon. Ye Gon was later arrested in Wheaton, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. He is suspected of importing pseudoephedrine, an ingredient used to make crystal meth. Both U.S. and Mexican authorities are calling this the largest ever drug cash seizure and, the best news of all, at least part of the money is earmarked for drug rehab for Mexican addicts.
Ye Gon said he was set up by associates of President Felipe Calderon. Not very believable as Calderon has been very aggressive in the war on Mexican drug cartels. But stranger things have happened.
According to the DEA, Mexican drug trafficking organizations are the primary source of drugs in almost every part of the U.S. So this bust, and the way the money will be used, is great for us. In addition to financing drug rehab for addicts, the money will also be spent on shoring up Mexico’s police and judiciary systems so they are better able to control the drug situation.
Drugs are a serious problem in Mexico. Perhaps getting more people through a successful drug rehab program so they can end their drug addiction will help.