April 14, 2024

The USA authorities introduced sanctions this Wednesday in opposition to three “notoriously violent” members of the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico, concerned within the “illicit trafficking of fentanyl and different lethal medication.”

The Workplace of International Belongings Management (OFAC) of the US Division of the Treasury detailed in a press release that the motion was coordinated “carefully” with the Mexican authorities and US federal companies.

These sanctioned are the brothers Alfonso and Rene Arzate Garcia, each “sq. bosses” of the well-known Mexican drug cartel, accountable for directing large-quantity drug trafficking operations, in line with OFAC.

The third particular person recognized is Rafael Guadalupe Felix Nunez, often called Felix Nunezwho was apprehended by Mexican authorities, however managed to flee from a jail in Culiacan, to later develop into “a robust and violent chief of the Sinaloa Cartel.”

The three have been indicted for drug trafficking crimes, together with fees of repression, kidnapping and executions, and are at the moment fugitives from US and Mexican justice.

“At the moment’s motion targets key people chargeable for facilitating the illicit commerce in lethal medication, together with fentanyl, into the USA, the place it wreaks havoc in our communities,” stated Treasury Underneath Secretary for Terrorism and Monetary Intelligence Brian Nelson.

Consequently, all property and pursuits in property of the brothers Arzate Garcia and Felix Nunez which might be in the USA or within the possession or management of US individuals should be blocked and reported to OFAC.

The Treasury Division has already sanctioned greater than a dozen Mexican firms and people associated to the trafficking of fentanyl, one of many medication that’s inflicting essentially the most harm within the nation right now.