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A Dash of Sweet Heat, one of the horses seized, fetched $1m at auction

 

Racehorses seized during a raid on the ranch of the brother of a boss of the Zetas cartel have sold at a record price at auction in the US.
 

FBI agents seized more than 400 horses from Jose Trevino Morales’s ranch in Oklahoma in 2012 after he was found guilty of money laundering and sentenced to 20 years in the slammer

His brother Miguel Angel, who led the Los Zetas drug cartel, was arrested earlier this year in Mexico

The last five of the hundreds of horses seized in the 2012 raid were sold at auction in Oklahoma City for a total of $3.1m (£1.9m).

Tempting Dash, a racehorse, fetched $1.7m – a record for the quarter horse breed at an Oklahoma public auction.

Prosecutors accused Jose Trevino Morales, 46 of buying a racehorse breeding business to launder the large profits of dirty drug money

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