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DEA Agents Say Exotic Animals Removed from Constable Candidates Property

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Posted: Feb 17, 2012 6:23 PM

Updated: Feb 17, 2012 6:59 PM

HIDALGO COUNTY - DEA agents confirm exotic animals you'd expect to see in a zoo were found on Hidalgo County constable candidate Robert Maldonado's property. Maldonado is under the DEA microscope.

DEA agents searching Maldonado's home say they found buffalo, at least one rattlesnake, an alligator, rhinoceros and a kangaroo.

Maldonado was arrested this week on money laundering charges. State troopers say they found more than $1 million hidden in a suitcase in a vehicle Maldonado was driving.

Topics: Hidalgo county, constable, candidate, exotic animals, Robert Maldonado, money laundering

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