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Cool clothing for the cartel

April 6, 2009

MEXICO-DRUGS/Put this in the “No press is bad press” file: We all know the trendy Abercrombie & Fitch clothing brand is a favorite of teenage Americans and European and Japanese tourists.  Apparently it’s a favorite of alleged drug lords, too.

Vicente Carrillo Leyva, a suspected Mexican drug trafficker, was hauled in front of the cameras last week after his arrest — wearing a natty white track suit with the Abercrombie logo prominently displayed on his chest.  The accused leader of the Juarez cartel was seized while jogging.
    
No word on what effect the arrest will have on sales of white A&F track suits.

(Photo: Reuters)

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