Trans Depot holds alleged ‘carousel’ metals

Jul 25, 2013 | 03:46 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Trans Depot, Adriana Estrada, U.S. District Court, RIISA, carousel scheme, Nafta, aluminum, copper Michael Cowden

CHICAGO — Aluminum and copper shipments allegedly involved in a "carousel" cross-border smuggling scheme and seized by U.S. officials have been claimed by a Texas warehouse company, according to court documents.

Laredo, Texas-based Trans Depot Inc. said it has held the seized metal since November 2012 at a storage rate of $7,000 per month that has been "wholly unpaid to this date," Trans Depot manager Adriana Estrada said in a claim filed in U.S. District Court in Texas. Trans Depot has a legal interest....

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