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three | After
the extradition of El Chapo Guzman, the United States Government
announced that it would go after his fortune, calculated around $21.6 billion,
as a result of drug sales for more than two decades. The announcement foresees a
difficult picture for the Mexican State.
addition to confiscating minimal amounts from the main drug traffickers'
fortunes, and be compelled to compensate third parties for errors in these
processes - as it has been demonstrated in this series of reports, drawn from
more than 200 official documents obtained by information requests -, Mexico now
faces an even worse consequence of its mess in the confiscations of organized
crime assets: despite being the territory where those gangs traffic, kill and do
business, Mexico can be left completely empty-handed. Of the fortune
of El Chapo -which represents a quarter of the estate of Bill
Gates, considered the richest this year in the world by
the Forbes magazine- for example, Mexico may get
situation has warned Mexican lawmakers, who are demanding that the government
stop their extradition of drug traffickers to the United States if there is no
negotiation in the return of their assets insured by the US administration. The
losses for the Mexican state would be substantial.