Alleged Large-Scale Meth Supplier Arrested

U.S. authorities have arrested an alleged chemical broker who they say helped manufacture huge quantities of methamphetamines.

Zhenli Ye Gon, who was born in China, managed last month to elude Mexican authorities when they raided his mansion in Mexico City. That raid did turn up bulging suitcases of Euros, dollars, pesos — and pistols with silencers.

Mexican police say Zhenli Ye Gon was importing ingredients to make crystal meth, and then selling them to a drug cartel. Much of that meth is suspected of being sold in the United States. But Zhenli Ye Gon was surprised by Drug Enforcement Administration agents at a restaurant in Maryland last night. He was meeting with his lawyers. Now, Mexican officials want him extradited.

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