U.S. government confiscates houses tied to pot-growing Chinese criminals

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    Hundreds of federal and local law-enforcement agents have seized around a hundred Northern California houses that are believed to have been purchased with money wired to the United States by a Chinese-based crime organization and used to grow massive amounts of marijuana illegally.

    https://www.seattletimes.com/business/us-seizes-pot-growing-houses-tied-to-china-based-criminals/

    This raises a few issues. First, for all those who think pot is "legal" in California, the federal government still raided them.
    Second is the issue of civil forfeiture. These houses are being seized by the federal government and are going to be auctioned off even before any trial has been carried out.

    Another thing this demonstrates is all the money China has now, as Chinese nationals are able to buy up houses and businesses in the United States. This is a result of long-term trade deficits between China and the United States.
     
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