By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Sanctions Profile: Mexico


US sanctions Sinaloa Cartel members

Yesterday OFAC designated 10 individuals and 1 entity associated with the “Los Chapitos” faction of the Sinaloa Cartel who are responsible for a significant portion of the illicit fentanyl and other deadly drugs trafficked into the United States (press release, press release, notice): Noel Lopez Perez and Ricardo Paez Lopez, relatives of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, former leader of …


US sanctions ISIS leaders and Mexico-based human trafficking organisation

Last week the US Department of State designated 2 ISIS leaders as Specially Designated Global Terrorists for the abduction and enslavement of Yezidi women and girls (press release, notice): Arkan Ahmad ‘Abbas al-Matuti (aka Abu Sarhan), a senior field military commander in Wilayat al-Jazirah; and Nawaf Ahmad Alwan al-Rashidi (aka Abu Faris), who manages ISIS financial payments to members and …


US Treasury sanctions CJNG members

Yesterday, OFAC imposed sanctions on 3 individuals and 1 entity associated with the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) (press release, notice): Alonso Guerrero Covarrubias (a.k.a. “El Ocho”) and Javier Guerrero Covarrubias, senior CJNG members allegedly involved in the trafficking of weapons from the US into Mexico, fuel theft and drug trafficking activities; and Mary Cruz Rodriguez Aguirre, who allegedly directs a …


US sanctions China- and Mexico-based individuals and entities for illicit drug production

Yesterday, OFAC sanctioned 17 individuals and entities allegedly involved in the production of illicit drugs (press release, notice). 13 of the entities and people are based in the People’s Republic of China (PRC): Youli Technology Development Co. Ltd, Chinese pill press supplier, and 3 affiliates; Yason General Machinery Co., Ltd, 2 related entities and 1 individual affiliate; and Tdpmolds, and …

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US sanctions members of Sinaloa Cartel and related entities

OFAC has designated four members of the Sinaloa Cartel and two Mexican entities involved in the supply of fentanyl and other drugs into the United States. The four sanctioned individuals are: Joaquin Guzman Lopez, a son of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera and fourth leading member of the “Los Chapitos” faction of the cartel; Raymundo Perez Uribe, who leads a supplier …


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