US sanctions 7 Mexico businesses over alleged drug gang ties

4/5/16 Daily Mail 

The United States has announced sanctions on seven Mexican businesses for presumed links to a drug trafficking gang called Los Cuinis.

The Treasury Department says the sanctions target four agricultural businesses and a biotech consulting firm in the Guadalajara region; a Mexico City tourism concern; and a company called Status Administrativo that is tied to a hotel seized by Mexican authorities last year.

Treasury says in a statement that all seven are linked to Los Cuinis’ alleged capo, Abigael Gonzalez Valencia, his wife or other associates.

The sanctions announced Monday freeze any of the entities’ assets that are under U.S. jurisdiction and bar Americans from entering into transactions with them.

Last December, Treasury sanctioned two Mexican newspapers and an air taxi company for purported ties to Los Cuinis.
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U.S. sanctions Mexican businesses and individuals for drug trafficking links

8/20/15 Reuters

jaliscoThe United States sanctioned 21 Mexican businesses and individuals on Wednesday, saying they were part of the business network of a powerful drug cartel in the country.

The 15 businesses and six people provided support and services for the Los Cuinis drug cartel, the U.S. Treasury said in a statement. The cartel was itself sanctioned by the U.S. government in April for cocaine and methamphetamine trafficking.

The businesses targeted on Wednesday include an upscale boutique hotel, two real estate firms, and a shopping center in the south-central Mexican state of Jalisco, as well as a shopping center in the southeastern state of Quintana Roo.

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