Treasury Places Sanctions On Wife and Son of Sinaloa Cartel Leader

June 7, 2012

The Wall Street Journal on June 7, 2012 released the following:

“By Samuel Rubenfeld

The U.S. Treasury Department said Thursday it slapped sanctions on two key operatives of the Sinaloa drug cartel.

Kingpin Act sanctions were placed on Maria Alajandrina Salazar Hernandez and Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, the wife and son of drug “Chapo” Guzman, who leads the Sinaloa cartel, Treasury said.

“Today marks the sixth time in the past year that OFAC has targeted and exposed operatives of the Chapo Guzman organization,” said Adam Szubin, director of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, in a statement.

Guzman and the Sinaloa cartel were identified by the president as foreign narcotics traffickers under the Kingpin Act in 2001 and 2009, the statement said. Guzman and his son were indicted in the U.S. on multiple drug trafficking charges in August 2009.

Salazar provides support to the drug activities of her husband and the cartel more broadly, Treasury said.

“This action builds on Treasury’s aggressive efforts, alongside its law enforcement partners, to target individuals who facilitate Chapo Guzman’s drug trafficking operations and to pursue the eventual dismantlement of his organization, which is culpable in untold violence,” Szubin said.

The action freezes their assets and prohibits anyone from doing business with them. Treasury said OFAC has placed Kingpin Act sanctions on more than 1,100 businesses and individuals linked to 97 drug lords since June 2000.”

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Alleged Drug Traffickers Sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

January 18, 2012

Voice of America on January 17, 2012 released the following:

“Three named for providing “material support to the drug trafficking activities”

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, or OFAC, has designated three people with ties to the head of the Sinaloa Cartel as narcotics traffickers under the Kingpin Act. Americans are prohibited from conducting financial or commercial transactions with the designees and any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen.

OFAC named Mexican nationals Oscar Alvarez Zepeda and Joel Valdez Benites, and Colombian national Carlos Mario Torres Hoyos, saying they provide “material support to the drug trafficking activities” of Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin Guzman Loera, also known as Chapo Guzman.

“Today marks the fourth time in the past year that OFAC has targeted and exposed the support structures of the organization led by Chapo Guzman” said Adam Szubin, director of OFAC in a statement.

The Treasury Department said all three traffickers have ties to Colombian drug trafficker Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa, who was designated under the Kingpin Act in February 2011 along with 70 other individuals and entities. Cifuentes Villa was indicted on drug trafficking charges in New York federal court, and earlier charged in Florida federal court with drug trafficking and money laundering.

The most recent designations are part of an ongoing effort to apply financial measures against foreign narcotics traffickers and their organizations worldwide. The Treasury Department has designated more than 1,000 individuals and entities under the Kingpin Act since June 2000.

Penalties for violating the Kingpin Act range from civil penalties of up to $1,000,075,000 per violation to more severe criminal penalties. Criminal penalties for corporate officers may include up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $5 million. Criminal fines for corporations may reach $10 million. Other individuals face up to 10 years in prison and fines for violating the Kingpin Act.

The U.S. Treasury Department “will continue to work with law enforcement and foreign counterparts,” said Mr. Szubin, “to help disrupt, and eventually dismantle, Chap Guzman’s criminal empire.””

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Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers named under the Kingpin Act [SDNTK] Entries Added on OFAC’s SDN List on September 15, 2011

September 15, 2011

As of today, OFAC has added Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers named under the Kingpin Act [SDNTK] Entries to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List):

The following [SDNTK] entries have been added on OFAC’s SDN list:

ALFREDO COMPADRE (a.k.a. BAZAN OROZCO, Alberto; a.k.a. VASQUES HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. VASQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. VAZQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. “DON ALFREDO”), Manuel Clouthier #486, Colonia Prados Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Plaza Del Sol Local #28, Zona R, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Paseo Del Heliotropo 3426, Monraz, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 09 Aug 1955;
POB Jalisco, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. VAHA550809HJCZRL02 (Mexico); Passport 02140193905 (Mexico); alt. Passport 97140107075 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

BAZAN OROZCO, Alberto (a.k.a. VASQUES HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. VASQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. VAZQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. “ALFREDO COMPADRE”; a.k.a. “DON ALFREDO”), Manuel Clouthier #486, Colonia Prados Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Plaza Del Sol Local #28, Zona R, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Paseo Del Heliotropo 3426, Monraz, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 09 Aug 1955; POB Jalisco, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. VAHA550809HJCZRL02 (Mexico); Passport 02140193905 (Mexico); alt. Passport 97140107075 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

BELLOSO RODRIGUEZ, Daniel (a.k.a. BELLOZO RODRIGUEZ, Daniel), Joaquin Aguirre 788, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 12 Oct 1973; POB Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. BERD731012HJCLDN07 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

BELLOSO RODRIGUEZ, Miguel Angel (a.k.a. BELLOZO RODRIGUEZ, Miguel Angel), Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 25 Mar 1970; POB Jalisco, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. BERM700325HJCLDG04 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

BELLOZO RODRIGUEZ, Daniel (a.k.a. BELLOSO RODRIGUEZ, Daniel), Joaquin Aguirre 788, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 12 Oct 1973; POB Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. BERD731012HJCLDN07 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

BELLOZO RODRIGUEZ, Miguel Angel (a.k.a. BELLOSO RODRIGUEZ, Miguel Angel), Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 25 Mar 1970; POB Jalisco, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. BERM700325HJCLDG04 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

DON ALFREDO (a.k.a. BAZAN OROZCO, Alberto; a.k.a. VASQUES HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. VASQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. VAZQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. “ALFREDO COMPADRE”), Manuel Clouthier #486, Colonia Prados Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Plaza Del Sol Local #28, Zona R, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Paseo Del Heliotropo 3426, Monraz, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 09 Aug 1955; POB Jalisco, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. VAHA550809HJCZRL02 (Mexico); Passport 02140193905 (Mexico); alt. Passport 97140107075 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

GALAVIZ MARTIN, Mayra (a.k.a. “NAIDA”), Manuel Clouthier #486, Colonia Prados Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Plaza Del Sol Local #28, Zona R, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Paseo Del Heliotropo 3426, Monraz, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 19 Jan 1973; POB Jalisco, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. GAMM730119MJCLRY08 (Mexico); Passport 06140255887 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

NAIDA (a.k.a. GALAVIZ MARTIN, Mayra), Manuel Clouthier #486, Colonia Prados Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Plaza Del Sol Local #28, Zona R, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Paseo Del Heliotropo 3426, Monraz, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 19 Jan 1973; POB Jalisco, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. GAMM730119MJCLRY08 (Mexico); Passport 06140255887 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

VASQUES HERNANDEZ, Alfredo (a.k.a. BAZAN OROZCO, Alberto; a.k.a. VASQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. VAZQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. “ALFREDO COMPADRE”; a.k.a. “DON ALFREDO”), Manuel Clouthier #486, Colonia Prados Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Plaza Del Sol Local #28, Zona R, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Paseo Del Heliotropo 3426, Monraz, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 09 Aug 1955; POB Jalisco, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. VAHA550809HJCZRL02 (Mexico); Passport 02140193905 (Mexico); alt. Passport 97140107075 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

VASQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo (a.k.a. BAZAN OROZCO, Alberto; a.k.a. VASQUES HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. VAZQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. “ALFREDO COMPADRE”; a.k.a. “DON ALFREDO”), Manuel Clouthier #486, Colonia Prados Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Plaza Del Sol Local #28, Zona R, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Paseo Del Heliotropo 3426, Monraz, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 09 Aug 1955; POB Jalisco, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. VAHA550809HJCZRL02 (Mexico); Passport 02140193905 (Mexico); alt. Passport 97140107075 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

VAZQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo (a.k.a. BAZAN OROZCO, Alberto; a.k.a. VASQUES HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. VASQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. “ALFREDO COMPADRE”; a.k.a. “DON ALFREDO”), Manuel Clouthier #486, Colonia Prados Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Plaza Del Sol Local #28, Zona R, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Paseo Del Heliotropo 3426, Monraz, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 09 Aug 1955; POB Jalisco, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. VAHA550809HJCZRL02 (Mexico); Passport 02140193905 (Mexico); alt. Passport 97140107075 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

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Treasury Sanctions Cocaine and Bulk Cash Trafficking Coordinator with Ties to Sinaloa Cartel Leader Chapo Guzman

9/15/2011 ​​
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of Mexican national Alfredo Vasquez Hernandez (a.k.a. Alfredo Compadre) pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for providing support to and acting on behalf of the Sinaloa Cartel and its leader, Joaquin Guzman Loera (a.k.a. Chapo Guzman).

“Alfredo Vasquez Hernandez has played a key role in Chapo Guzman’s drug trafficking and bulk cash smuggling operations,” said OFAC Director Adam J. Szubin. “Today’s designation of Chapo Guzman’s logistical coordinator increases the pressure on the Sinaloa Cartel and Chapo’s drug trafficking organization.”

As a result of today’s action, U.S. persons are prohibited from conducting financial or commercial transactions with the designees and any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen.

A federal grand jury in the Northern District of Illinois indicted Vasquez Hernandez in August 2009 on two counts of conspiring to traffic drugs in an indictment targeting the Sinaloa Cartel and its leaders, Chapo Guzman and Ismael Zambada Garcia. The indictment charges Vasquez Hernandez and others with conspiring to import cocaine and heroin into the United States. Specifically, the indictment describes Vasquez Hernandez as the logistical coordinator of the importation of multi-ton quantities of cocaine from Mexico and South and Central American countries into the United States, and of deliveries of bulk currency from the United States to Mexico to Chapo Guzman. Mexican authorities arrested Vasquez Hernandez in January 2011. His extradition to the United States is currently pending.

OFAC worked closely with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in particular, the DEA Chicago Field Division and the DEA Los Angeles High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area/Southern California Drug Task Force on this investigation.

Today’s action is part of ongoing efforts pursuant to the Kingpin Act to apply financial measures against significant foreign narcotics traffickers worldwide. Internationally, more than 1,000 individuals and entities linked to drug kingpins named by the President and OFAC have been designated pursuant to the Kingpin Act since June 2000.

Penalties for violations of the Kingpin Act range from civil penalties of up to $1.075 million per violation to more severe criminal penalties. Criminal penalties for corporate officers may include up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $5 million. Criminal fines for corporations may reach $10 million. Other individuals face up to 10 years in prison and fines pursuant to Title 18 of the United States Code for criminal violations of the Kingpin Act.”

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Douglas McNabb and other members of the firm practice and write and/or report extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition and OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal.

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