Mexican teams Necaxa, Santos, Puebla and Salamanca involved in receiving illegal money
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) warned the authorities of Colombia and Mexico that Colombian drug mafias uses Mexican soccer teams to wash their assets, reported RCN and mundofox networks today.
Colombian drug lords, and paramilitaries extradited to the United States and a guerrilla leader made “investments” in Mexican soccer between 2003 and 2006, according to files seized from a drug dealer by the Attorney General of Colombia.
Mexican teams Necaxa, Santos, Puebla and Salamanca are accused of being involved in receiving money from paramilitary groups, which are part of drug trafficking in Colombia, according to Colombian radio station RCN and U.S. mundofox.
Both media explained that the Attorney General of this South American country is investigating documents from a drug dealer found the Norte del Valle, which are investments in the Mexican league teams.
The alleged transfers to Mexican football were made between 2003 and 2006, according to records in the files seized from the mafia North Valley.
In the list of investors are also known paramilitary leaders and drug cartels operating in this South American country, some of them arrested and extradited to the U.S. under President Alvaro Uribe (2002-2010).
In the files contained payments for about two million dollars for teams in the league of soccer in Mexico, both the first and second division.
For example, the sports entrepreneur Carlos Ahumada Kurtz, who was at the time equipment owner Leon and Santos, appears with a payment for $ 94,000, according to document found by the Colombian Attorney.