Thursday, June 7, 2012

U.S. moves on family of Mexico's most-wanted man

— The U.S. Treasury Department has placed financial sanctions on a wife and son of Mexico's most-wanted man, Sinaloa cartel chief Joaquin Guzman.

The department's Office of Foreign Assets Control said Thursday that it had designated Maria Alejandrina Salazar Hernandez and Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar under the U.S. Kingpin Act, which bars American citizens from dealing with them, and allows authorities to freeze their assets in the U.S.

Guzman escaped prison in 2001 and has evaded authorities ever since, moving from hideout to hideout as he directs the operations of a powerful cartel. The U.S. and Mexican government have been intensifying their actions against Guzman's family in recent months, sanctioning relatives in the U.S. and arresting at least two in Mexico.

The Associated Press

1 comment:

  1. This is pathetic! Why has it taken over 10 years for our government to take action against this gangster? Are they afraid of Guzman and his gang of cutthroats? Apparently so, because if this whole situation was reversed, our government would round up anyone even remotely involved in these illegal activities and they'd be sitting in prison while enough evidence was collected to convict them of any crimes, regardless of any involvement! This whole process is absolutely criminal...what is the matter with our country? I think they're so intent on being "politically correct" that they'll do anything to appease the gangsters who run these foreign makes me sick!!!