Horses linked to Zetas drug cartel go for $8.8 million

Zeta cartel horses seized and sold by Federal Govt. CBS News Photo.

WRITTEN BY DIANNE SOLIS Cross-posted from the Dallas Morning News More than 300 quarter horses seized by federal authorities in a money-laundering case against the Zetas drug cartel fetched $8.8 million in an Oklahoma City auction this past weekend. Authorities say one, A Dash of Sweet Heat, drew a whopping $1 million at the Heritage… Continue reading Horses linked to Zetas drug cartel go for $8.8 million

With 11 dead Judge says Feds can auction Zetas drug case horses

Drug Raid Horse Confiscated by Feds. (AP Photo/The El Paso Times, Mike Curran)

HORSES confiscated in a criminal case as "evidence" are typically taken care of pending the outcome. However, in this instance the Judge is allowing federal prosecutors to the horses at auction before the case goes to trial. DALLAS, Tex. -- (AP) A federal judge in Texas is allowing prosecutors to sell more than 400 racehorses… Continue reading With 11 dead Judge says Feds can auction Zetas drug case horses