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Thursday January 17, 2013

Blog del Narco: US Imposes Sanctions on Rival Drug Cartel in Sinaloa

Blog del Narco: US Imposes Sanctions on Rival Drug Cartel in Sinaloa

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The U.S. government announced new sanctions against a drug cartel in Mexico, led by the Flores Meza family, acknowledging them as a rival of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel.

The cartel leader Isidro Fausto Meza Flores and seven other members of his family as well as three companies were formally designated as drug trafficking organization by the US Treasury Department.
“This designation broadly prohibits any American from doing business with these eight people, the three companies and the entire organization, and blocks all property under U.S. jurisdiction,” said the text.

The Cartel Meza Flores home base is in Guasave, Sinaloa, and since the early 2000s they have been responsible for importing into the United States large quantities of methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and cocaine.
The cartels violent dispute with the Sinaloa cartel, headed by drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, has plagued this state west of the country and the northern border.

Besides the cartel leader, the Treasury Department designated as drug traffickers Flores Meza’s wife, Araceli Inzuna Chan, father, Isidro Fausto Meza, mother, Angelina Flores, Flor’s sister and uncles Angely Agustin Meza Flores Apodaca , arrested in Mexico last July, and Panfilo Salome Flores Flores.

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