Wednesday, July 04, 2007
This story of Zehnli Ye Gon, copied below, is what America creates. It is a fact, America uses more illegal drugs than any country in the world, and also a fact that there are more drug addicts there than anywhere else in the world. One must question why, since it is suppose to be the very best of all. America also has more designer drugs and enhancers that they distribute thru their doctors than any other nation in the world. The reason is their government has programmed them to be dependant and to not think for themselves, they easily turn to drugs. And the reason for that, is so they can be used as government tools. For example, telling their public that the reason why their children turn to drugs is because Mexico makes them illegally. Instead of looking at the obvious, it must be a flaw in themselves and lack of a correct upbringing and a warped society.
And what else is obvious, is that if America gave their people what they crave and seem to need, what real freedom demands, and made their own drugs of choice for them, or at least let Mexico do it legally, this whole massive problem would just disappear, no laws broken, no need to go to war over it, no need to fill up prisons over it, or tip the balance of Mexico over it.
This article about Zehnli Ye Gon should be read in its entirety, right down to the revealing end. This man is now living in America, since he is now a known criminal here in Mexico, how strange. It shows the immense amount of money that temps business minded men into this illegal drug trade for American consumption. From duffle bags of $100 dollar bills to 150 tons of illegal drug ingredients in a ship, to government scandals and lies to stories of wild excess. Keep in mind, America is at fault, with its laws, with its drug addicted society to its greed for what makes the most profit the quickest. There would not be men like this here in Mexico thriving off the illegal profits if not for America. Why can’t they just go away and leave us alone, mind their own business and tend to their fast failing nation
By MARK STEVENSON and MICHAEL RUBINKAM
MEXICO CITY -- It was the largest seizure of cash in the history of
drug enforcement: $207 million, mostly in crisp $100 bills, stuffed
into walls, closets and suitcases in the Mexico City home of a
Zhenli Ye Gon told The Associated Press that most of the money
belonged to Mexico's ruling party. He said party officials delivered
it last summer in duffel bags stuffed with $5 million apiece and
threatened to kill him unless he guarded their cash.
In a statement Sunday night, the Mexican government called his
tale "a perverse blackmail attempt" aimed at getting himself off on
drug, weapons and money-laundering charges and at blunting President
Felipe Calderon's war on drugs, which has mobilized the army and
extradited a record number of top-level traffickers.
The government says Ye Gon made millions supplying traffickers with
the raw material to make a pure, highly addictive form of
methamphetamine that has flooded U.S. markets, and said his
story "is not only false, it is ridiculous."
The statement from the attorney general's office, which was a
response to a letter sent by Zhenli's U.S. lawyer to the Mexican
Embassy in Washington, said the lawyer demanded special treatment
for Ye Gon and suggested he would go public with his accusations
against the National Action Party.
"These lawyers are unscrupulously and uselessly seeking to blackmail
the Mexican government with absurd and unbelievable accusations, in
an attempt to discourage the government from bringing all the weight
of the law to bear against Mr. Zhenli Ye Gon," it said.
Eleven people, including several of Ye Gon's relatives, have been
charged with drug trafficking and organized crime in Mexico.
Ye Gon met with the AP recently at his lawyer's New York office. The
44-year-old calmly recounted his version of events, complete with
mysterious guards and blood-chilling threats. Most of his story
about his alleged relationship with the ruling party hinges on
claims that are hard to prove.
Ye Gon said he had no prior relationship with the National Action
Party and has no idea why he was chosen to hold the cash. And the
name he gave as his main campaign contact doesn't match that of
anyone who worked on Calderon's national campaign team.
Born in Shanghai, Ye Gon migrated to Mexico in 1990 and became a
citizen in 2002. He imported textiles, clothing and shoes, and made
a fortune as a reseller of commodities seized by Mexican customs.
He founded a pharmaceutical company, Unimed, in 1997. He said he
became one of the nation's largest importers of pseudoephedrine, an
ingredient in cold medicines that is also used to make
methamphetamine. After 2004, however, Ye Gon said he stopped
importing pseudoephedrine because of the controls placed on the
chemical by the Mexican government.
He said he has never sold illegal drugs and doesn't even know what
meth looks like.
Mexico says otherwise. Agents intercepted a ship from China last year that purportedly carried more than 19 tons of pseudoephedrine acetate, all of it illegally imported by Ye Gon, according to the government. Officials say he was building a massive factory in Mexico to process the component into a form usable to traffickers. Mexican labs already supply about 80 percent of the meth in the U.S. market.
Ye Gon said the substance on the ship was another, proprietary chemical used in cold medicines, and that Mexican officials botched the laboratory analysis. He supplied AP with reports from two American chemists, including a former official with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, who said the testing procedures were severely flawed.
What isn't in dispute about Ye Gon is that he lived the life of a high roller.
The married Ye Gon squired his mistress around in a Lamborghini. During frequent trips to Las Vegas, he said he bet $150,000 a hand in baccarat, his favorite game. He was such a treasured customer that one of his favorite haunts, The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, gave him a Rolls-Royce.
And no wonder: Between 1997 and 2006, Ye Gon lost nearly $41 million while gambling in the U.S., according to a police affidavit filed in Las Vegas.
Ye Gon's high-rolling ways have been curtailed dramatically since the raid on his home. He said all of his bank accounts, including those in Hong Kong and the U.S., are frozen. He is staying with a friend in the United States but wouldn't say where.
"I don't want to live like that," he said. "I want to make things clear as soon as possible. If the DEA tomorrow asks me, I will go with them, cooperate with them, or FBI, or CIA. I'd like to talk with them."
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