Sinaloa Cartel ‘cornered’ by the US: Members from Mexico and China are sanctioned for money laundering

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The United States government pointed out members of the Sinaloa Cartel for their money operations, resulting from the consumption of fentanyl.

The United States Treasury Department imposed sanctions this Monday against three people in Mexico and China accused of money laundering and having criminal ties to the Sinaloa cartel.

The sanctions targeted a man residing in Mexico, accused of hiding and collecting “drug trafficking profits, before delivering them to cartel associates,” the Treasury reported in a statement.

Sanctions were also imposed on two other men based in China for laundering illicit drug proceeds belonging to the Mexican criminal organization, the brief added.

Consequently, all properties of sanctioned persons in the United States or in the possession of Americans will be blocked.

The action was coordinated with the Mexican government as part of the efforts of both countries to eradicate the financing that supports the flow of fentanyl to the United States.

The Sinaloa cartel, according to the United States, is the “most powerful drug trafficking organization in the world” and is largely responsible for the production and manufacturing of fentanyl for distribution in the United States, where this drug, considered 50 times more powerful than heroin, is “the leading” cause of death among Americans ages 18 to 49.

Sinaloa Cartel clashes with cartels in Chiapas: Clash leaves 19 dead
A total of 19 dead left a confrontation between hitmen from the Sinaloa, Chiapas, and Guatemala cartels, who are fighting for control of the southern border of Mexico, in the state of Chiapas, the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC) reported this Monday. ).

Through a statement, the SSPC confirmed that 19 lifeless bodies were found last weekend in the municipality of La Concordia, Chiapas, and noted that “the first investigations reveal a confrontation between the criminal groups” mentioned.

The SSPC indicated that on Saturday, June 29, the discovery of several deceased people was reported on a stretch of dirt road that connects Jaltenango de la Paz with the community of La Reforma, in the municipality of La Concordia.

A day before, on Friday, June 28, a video was broadcast on social networks showing several lifeless bodies wearing tactical equipment and carrying long weapons in the bed of a dump truck.

The authors of the video identified themselves as alleged members of the Sinaloa Cartel. They said that the victims were part of a rival organization that allegedly operates between Chiapas and Guatemala.

“In the bed of the dump truck, 15 male people were found murdered by firearms, two more in the cabin, two on the side and one more approximately 100 meters from the vehicle, which had heavy caliber bullet impacts.”, indicated the note.

After the discovery, the federal government sent 200 agents to reinforce security in that region of Chiapas.

For its part, the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) of Chiapas, through the Fraylesca District Attorney’s Office, said that, in coordination with agents of the National Guard (GN), the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) and State Preventive Police (PEP), in the last hours they located 19 bodies in events that occurred in the municipality of La Concordia.

The District Attorney’s Office reported that after receiving a complaint, on June 30, they went to the scene “where the lifeless bodies of five people were located inside a hopper of a dump truck, which had injuries from gunshots.”

As the corresponding investigations continued this Monday, July 1, another 14 lifeless bodies were located, for a total of 19 bodies, all men, who were found inside the aforementioned dump truck.

The Prosecutor’s Office specified that the first six bodies were identified as: Mario ‘N’, Geremias ‘N’, Fredy ‘N’, Baudulio ‘N’, Óscar ‘N’, and Luis ‘N’, while 13 more men are in custody. of strangers.

The FGE pointed out that “all the bodies located inside the dump truck were wearing dark clothing, tactical vests, and they also found firearm magazines on each of them.”

Source: El Financiero

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