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Horse in Zetas Scheme Sells for $1.7 Million

Saturday, Nov 2, 2013  |  Updated 12:09 PM CDT
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Horse in Zetas Scheme Sells for $1.7 Million

Jose Trevino-Morales was arrested at his Oklahoma ranch, which was also raided.

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A quarter horse that was seized by federal authorities investigating a Zetas drug cartel money laundering has sold at auction for $1.7 million.

The San Antonio Express-News reports that Tempting Dash set a record for a quarter horse at an Oklahoma City public auction. It was among the last of the animals sold off by the federal government in the Zetas case.

Prosecutors accused Jose Trevino Morales, the brother of two men believed to lead the notorious Zetas cartel, of running a scheme to invest $16 million in drug money to buy, train and race horses across the Southwest.

Morales was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison. Several co-conspirators are also serving prison time.

The government has previously said it sold 480 horses for $9 million.

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