Mexico: Police Fund

Past corruption revealed

Mexico City drivers, who routinely pay bribes to avoid traffic tickets, had no idea just how much their pesos could buy until Jan. 19. That is when television newscasts showed authorities conducting a raid of two palatial homes owned by former Mexico City Police Chief Arturo Durazo Moreno. Besides rooms with views, Durazo's mountain retreat included stables, 17 Thoroughbreds, imported furnishings, 19 collector's cars, a cache of weapons and a discothèque equipped with the most advanced sound-and-light equipment inspired by New York's Studio 54. Durazo's second estate, in the Pacific resort town of Zihuatanejo, dubbed "the Parthenon,"...

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