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$205-million drug case is dismissed

August 29, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A judge has dismissed a major international drug case after the prosecution fell apart and ordered that the alleged dealer should not be charged again.

Chinese-Mexican businessman Zhenli Ye Gon has been jailed for two years on charges of importing methamphetamine from Mexico into the United States. Authorities said that they seized more than $205 million, the largest drug-related cash seizure in history, from his Mexico City mansion when he was arrested.

The Justice Department asked U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss the case because one witness had recanted and another had refused to testify.

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