Horses linked to drug cartel sold at Oklahoma City auction for $8.74 million

Most horses were cared for at a ranch in Lexington, OK, near Purcell.

BY NOLAN CLAY Published: November 6, 2012

One racehorse, A Dash of Sweet Heat, sold for $1 million.

The Cartel Straw went for $300,000 while Super Long Straw went for $200,000.

Overall, the top bidders at the three-day auction in Oklahoma City last week agreed to pay $8.74 million for quarter horses linked by the federal government to the Zetas, a violent Mexican drug cartel, records show.

Those funds will go...

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