U.S. imposes sanctions on Mexican drug trafficking organization
Washington, United States (4E) – The U.S. Department of Treasury on Thursday slapped sanctions on a Mexican drug trafficking organization – Meza Flores.
In a statement, the department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) accused leader Fausto Isidro Meza Flores, his family members, and three companies of assisting in facilitating the organization’s operations.
Under the sanctions, the OFAC prohibits all American businessmen and organizations from carrying out any business transactions with any of these eight individuals, three entities, and the entire organization
. The department has also frozen assets, which were under U.S. jurisdiction, according to the statement.
“By targeting the leaders of this extremely violent Sinaloa- based drug trafficking organization we are protecting the U.S. financial system from yet another source of illicit money tied to the narcotics trade,” said OFAC Director Adam Szubin.
Szubin also pledged to take such similar actions against any drug trafficking operations that threaten the U.S.