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MIAMI LAKES, Fla. - A raid of the home of a suspected Miami-Dade drug trafficker turned up a whopping $24 million in cash, all sealed in buckets.
Tuesday's bust also turned up several packages of steroids and a high-powered automatic weapon.
Based on information from the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Miami-Dade Police Narcotics Bureau raided the Miami Lakes home of Luis Hernandez-Gonzalez and Salma Hernandez.
During the raid, authorities found the buckets concealed within the walls of the home. The money was grouped in bundles of $100 bills.
Hernandez-Gonzalez, 44, is the owner of Blossom Experience, a Miami store that specializes in equipment to facilitate indoor gardening.
Hernandez-Gonzalez was being investigated as part of a group trafficking marijuana out of Tennessee. The investigation includes wiretaps of Hernandez-Gonzalez sharing tips with an unnamed person on how to properly care for marijuana plants.
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: gladtobehere
This money should all be donated to people in need, but we all know the crooks at the Government will just keep it to fund more conspiracies against the public.
originally posted by: Mrgone
Blew your mind?
20 years ago I muled contraband across the US for ten grand CASH.
I was paid in twenties. That stack took forever to count.
24 mill in cash? I suckled from that teet 2 decades ago. Are you shocked by a dollar amount in the millions being in cash? Because you should Google cash flights into Iraq.
Go ahead... I'll wait here.
what googlfer had to say
So none of you are going to comment on how 24 million isn't an amount worthy of your attention?
Cash! Brought to you buy LENDERS.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: Metallicus
It shouldn't go anywhere until they've been convicted of a crime and the money has been conclusively demonstrated to be the ill-begotten gains of that crime (or those crimes). Anything less than that — e.g. civil asset forfeiture — is unconstitutional as all hell and with good reason.
Somehow nobody is doing anything about it. I guess it's not the kind of partisan issue that politicians can use to score points with.
Anyway, if they are convicted and the money can be proven to be proceeds of the crimes for which they are convicted, then it should go basically anywhere except to a law enforcement agency. I can scarcely imagine a worse situation than law enforcement agencies having a profit motive for seizing peoples' property.
originally posted by: luthier
The more amazing part is that they caught the people. The cops and politicians are often on board so it must have been a rival who was giving more hush money.
This is nothing. Some of the gang leaders have all kinds of holdings and real estate to launder money.
Pretty sure they all do it with inside help.