OFAC sanctions ‘Mexican heroin traffickers’

Pursuant to the US Kingpin Act, OFAC has sanctioned 8 Mexican individuals and 8 Mexican entities in order to target “heroin traffickers” linked with the “leadership of the Ruelas Torres drug trafficking organization” (asset freezes imposed). Ruelas Torres was identified by OFAC in May 2017 as a “Significant Foreign Narcotics Trafficker”; specifically, for being “involved in the manufacture and distribution...

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About Michael O'Kane

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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