Posted Oct. 31, 2008 – The tricked-out Hummer limousine seized from the drug-dealing Black Mafia Family in Atlanta almost four years ago had been sold at auction, then sold three times more. It had been carrying teenagers to proms and brides and grooms to weddings.
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But as federal officials prepared for a June trial, they “debriefed” other BMF members and learned agents missed something when they searched the Hummer, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The agents tracked down the car in August, looked underneath the seats and found $875,000 in cash and seven brand new semi-automatic weapons, believed to be proceeds from Black Mafia Family cocaine transactions.
The four “innocent owners,” according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert McBurney, knew nothing. Information about the money and guns found in two “traps” was discussed this week as members of the BMF charged in Atlanta were sentenced.
Federal agents took control of the black 2003 Hummer H2 stretch limousine in November 2004 when they raided one of BMF’s stash houses, “Space Mountain” on Paran Place in an upper-class northwest Atlanta neighborhood.