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Mexican network denies money-laundering link


MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican television network says false documents were used to register six vans that carried about $9.2 million in cash into Nicaragua.

The Televisa network says the alleged leader of a band of 18 Mexicans detained in Nicaragua had paid for the vans and registered them in the company's name.

Televisa reported Thursday that the gang's leader had never worked for the company in any capacity. The woman allegedly used an expired power-of-attorney document to register the vans, which bore the network's logo.

The 18 Mexicans have been ordered to stand trial in Nicaragua, after they entered the country posing as members of a Televisa news crew.

The money was apparently being shipped by a Mexican drug cartel through Central America to pay for a drug shipment.


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