It is well known that Mexico's narcotics magnates have billions of dollars at their disposal.

Some of that money goes towards the staple "bling" - gold-plated semi-automatics, luxury accommodations and cars.

Nevertheless, an increasingly large portion of the ill-gotten gains is being used on real estate and money-laundering operations.

Al Jazeera's Adam Raney reports from Mexico City.

Source: Al Jazeera