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June 8th, 2011 Permalink

  By the thousands, supporters of the billionaire gambling tycoon and former Tijuana mayor Jorge Hank Rhon took to the streets of the city’s Zona Rio district yesterday to protest his arrest on weapons charges. Acting on an anonymous tip, the Mexican Army raided Hank’s sprawling compound in the center of city early Saturday morning […]

Jorge Hank Rhon Tijuana 

By the thousands, supporters of the billionaire gambling tycoon and former Tijuana mayor Jorge Hank Rhon took to the streets of the city’s Zona Rio district yesterday to protest his arrest on weapons charges. Acting on an anonymous tip, the Mexican Army raided Hank’s sprawling compound in the center of city early Saturday morning and found a cache of 88 weapons and over 9,000 rounds of ammunition. Although Hank is widely believed to be involved in drug trafficking, money laundering, and orchestrating the killing of crusading Tijuana journalist Héctor ‘El Gato’ Félix Miranda of the Zeta newspaper, his power and influence made him ‘an emblem of impunity in Mexico’ and seemingly untouchable. Today, federal prosecutors in Mexico City announced that they are charging Hank with possession of an illegal weapons arsenal.