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Former AS Monaco player Rafael Marquez is suspected of having been involved in a vast network of drug trafficking. All his property in the United States has been frozen, according to the US Treasury.
Raul Flores Hernandez is the alleged leader of the network, which involves 22 Mexican citizens and 42 other “entities”, according to the American authorities. Mexico has seized property belonging to Mr Hernandez and his network, known as the Flores drug trafficking organisation, including the Grand Casinos in the Guadalajara region of western Mexico.
US authorities point out that these sanctions come after several years of joint investigations with their Mexican counterparts.
Rafael Marquez has denied involvement. He said: “I categorically deny any relationship with this organisation and with the events in question.” He said he was trying to clear his name, adding that he had voluntarily presented himself to the Mexican Ministry of Justice.
Rafael Marquez played for AS Monaco from 1999 to 2003, during which time the team became becoming champion of France, in 2000. He then joined FC Barcelona, where he still plays.
AS Monaco faced a tough Dijon team Saturday night, one who had not conceded a single home game in the last 10.
Children in the Princess Grace Hospital have been decked out in specially adapted AS Monaco ‘jerseys’ to help boost spirits in the pediatric ward.
The new F1 season doesn’t start for another month, but pre-season action in Barcelona is in full swing.
Knights in shining armour, clashes between heroic warriors and gallant chivalrous acts were alive and well for one day only at the Buhurt Prime medieval combat championships played out under the Chapiteau in Fontvieille.