US designates Mexican professional footballer in largest single narcotics listing

The US has sanctioned alleged Mexican narcotics kingpin Raul Flores Hernandez and his trafficking network. Among those designated are Mexican professional footballer Rafael Marquez, Mexican singer Julion Alvarez, and 19 other people and 42 entities across a range of industries in the country.

The US Treasury’s press release states that this is the largest single Kingpin Act action against a Mexican drug cartel, and that it follows a multi-year joint investigation involving several US agencies and the government of Mexico. The details of the listings are here.

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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