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Mariana van Zeller explores the strange and dangerous netherworld of the Mexican drug cartels, a world full of astonishing wealth and extravagance -- and even more spectacular cruelty and violence. It's a world dominated by the Sinaloa Cartel and its leader, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, maybe one of the world's most wanted criminals, and a figure on Forbes' lists of the world's billionaires and most powerful people. Using access to the seized riches and weaponry of the drug lords, expert accounts of their trafficking networks, and the boots-on-the-ground perspective of law enforcement on both sides of the border, Narco Bling shows how Mexico's drug cartels have become a $40 billion a year global economic force to be reckoned with and why the war to stop them has no end in sight.



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    Seized Property

    In Mexico City the drug czars live like movie stars until the government steps in and takes it all.

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