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Wachovia Laundered Billions From Mexican Cartels

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#1 manzanita stark

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 07:23 PM

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Ed Vullimay
The Observer Sunday April 3 2011

How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico's murderous drug gangs

As the violence spread, billions of dollars of cartel cash began to seep into the global financial system. But a special investigation by the Observer reveals how the increasingly frantic warnings of one London whistleblower were ignored

On 10 April 2006, a DC-9 jet landed in the port city of Ciudad del Carmen, on the Gulf of Mexico, as the sun was setting. Mexican soldiers, waiting to intercept it, found 128 cases packed with 5.7 tons of *******, valued at $100m. But something else