Mexican authorities seize fugitive top cop's classic car fleet

PICTURED: The ill-gotten gains of fugitive police chief of Mexico City – including his pristine fleet of 41 classic cars, three jet skis and works of art hidden inside his huge beach mansion

  • Mexican law enforcement agents confiscated 41 vintage cars, three jet skies, an ATV and a motorcycle from the home of Raymundo Collins on Friday in Morelos
  • Collins is wanted by Mexican authorities for the improper use of $331,000 in government funds during his time as the Housing Institute director
  • Collins, who also served the the deputy police chief and police chief of Mexico City’s police force, reportedly is hiding in the United States
  • Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office submitted an extradition request with the U.S. on Saturday
  • Collins was also fined $15.1 million for the illegal purchase of a property in Mexico City
  • He is facing up to 27 months in prison if convicted  

Authorities searching for Mexico City’s former police chief, who is wanted on corruption charges, seized a massive fleet of classic vehicles from the fugitive official’s mansion, who is believed to be hiding in the United States.

As part of a joint investigation launched by the Mexico City and Morelos state attorney general offices, law enforcement agents raided Raymundo Collins’ home last Thursday and confiscated 41 classic automobiles and along with his art painting collection.

Images released by the Attorney General offices featured the 65-year-old Collins’ vintage automobile collection, including a Rolls Royce and a pink Cadillac El Dorado parked alongside each other inside a garage at his luxurious digs located on the coast of Playa Coqueta in the municipality of Tequesquitengo.  

Investigators also seized three jet skies, an all-terrain vehicle, a motorcycle and boat.

A joint operation by the Attorney General Offices of Mexico City and the state of Morelos led law enforcement officials to the massive collection of vintage vehicles owned by Raymundo Collins, the former police chief and director of the Housing Institute in Mexico’s capital. He is accused of diverting at least $331,000 in public funds during his time as Housing director. Pictured above is a Rolls Royce, among the 41 classic vehicles that were seized last Friday

Pictured above is one of the 41 classic automobiles that were confiscated last Friday when Mexican authorities raided the home of Raymundo Collins, Mexico City’s former police chief and director for the Housing Institute. Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office filed an extradition request with the United States based on knowledge that he fled there after he was brought up on corruption charges in January

A vintage pink Cadillac El Dorado parked in the indoor garage of Raymundo Collins’ coastal mansion in the state of Morelos. The vehicle is part of 41 classic automobiles that were seized by Mexican investigators last Friday as part of an investigation into the former police chief’s alleged corrupt dealings during his time as Mexico City’s director for the Housing Institute

Law enforcement agents also managed to confiscate Raymundo Collins’ vast collection of art works

On January 3, Collins was accused of diverting at least $331,000 during his time as Mexico City’s Housing Institute director during the administration of Miguel Mancera, the nation capital’s former mayor from December 2012 to August 2018.  

On January 14, the Interpol issued a red notice for the capture of Collins, the fourth official from Mancera administraiton accused of improprieties. 

The former top is also investigated for illegally purchasing a property Mexico City’s Álvaro Obregón borough for $3.3 million. He’s been fined $15.1 million for the fraudulent transaction and has been barred from serving in public office for two years.

Raymundo Collins (left) is the fourth member of Mexico City’s former mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera’s (right) administration who has been linked to corruption

Mexican authorities searching the home of Raymundo Collins, Mexico City’s former top cop, discovered a massive fleet of vintage cars, including a 1950s Buick Special, in Tequesquitengo, Morelos

Mexico City mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Raymundo Collins never declared his vintage automobile collection in his financial tax statements, as required by law. Pictured above is a Ford Mustang

An investigation into the alleged corruption doings of Mexico City’s former police chief led law enforcement officials to an impressive collection of 41 classic vehicles

Collins is facing up to 27 months in prison if convicted. 

Collins replaced Hiram Almeida, who resigned as Mexico City’s police chief in July 2018, holding the post until December of that year.

The outlaw official’s stint as the second-highest ranking officer in Mexico City’s police department took place during President Andres Manuel López Obrador tenure as governor. 

Mexico City judge issued a warrant for Collins’ arrest September 8 

Mexico’s Attorney General Office filed an extradition request with the United States on Saturday, according to spokesperson Ulises Lara.

‘[Collins] has an arrest warrant for his probable participation in the crime committed by public servants in the form of improper use of attributions and powers, in addition to [being wanted] by the National Institute of Migration,’ Lara said in a press conference. 

Mexico City’s former police chief Raymundo Collins will also have to answer as to why he never included his valuable fleet of vintage cars in his tax documents. Pictured above is a 1960’s Jeep

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