22 Billion Dollars found: Photos of a Mexican drug lord’s home after being raided


The money and valuables found in this one house alone, would be enough to pay for health insurance for every man woman and child in the USA for 12 years! It is estimated there are approximately 27 more of these houses in Mexico alone. Not to mention the ones in other countries who are enriching themselves in the drug trade. These people have so much money, they make the Arab oil sheiks look like welfare recipients. Their money can buy politicians, cops, judges, whatever they need they just throw down stacks of cash and it is theirs! This is why the drug problem is so difficult to fight.

.357 Magnum semi-automatics with solid gold grips.


This guy had a better gun collection that most legitimate museums do.


Just a quaint little villa in the hills – Drug money bought it all!


Man-made cave and hot tub inside the home.


A collection of exotic animals – which were cared for in the grandest fashion, by the way.


8 Lions were on the property.


A very rare Tiger.


The back yard pool.


Exotic art collection – some of which was illegal to own – some stolen.


More guns than you could ever imagine!


This pile of cash before it was counted was estimated to be approximately 18 Billion Dollars!


After it was counted it turned out to be a little more than 22 Billion Dollars!

From another angle.


Guns were hidden all over the house, along with ample ammo, just in case of trouble.


Stacks of cash were found in every nook and cranny…


This case is filled with 100 dollar Bills estimated to be 1/2 a million dollars and no doubt headed out to make another drug deal with perhaps the Columbians.


18 plastic bins filled with 100 dollar bills were found…


Another cabinet stack tight with cash – all 100’s.


More 100’s.


Each of these stacks of 100’s holds USD250,000 (a quarter of a million US dollars)! They also had millions in Columbia n money and Mexican Pesos, although they preferred American dollars for the most part.


There were even stacks of Chinese Yuan found in one closet.


More Gold machine guns and pistols – most were never fired, just held for collection value.



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Ian Greenhalgh is a photographer and historian with a particular interest in military history and the real causes of conflicts.

His studies in history and background in the media industry have given him a keen insight into the use of mass media as a creator of conflict in the modern world.

His favored areas of study include state-sponsored terrorism, media manufactured reality and the role of intelligence services in manipulation of populations and the perception of events.
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