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OFAC Sanctions People, Entities With Ties to Mexican Cartel

The Office of Foreign Assets Control this week sanctioned Joaquin Guzman Lopez, the son of former Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, along with three Sinaloa Cartel members and two Mexico-based entities for having ties to the cartel.…

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OFAC said Guzman Lopez oversees “many aspects” of the Los Chapitos drug trafficking empire, which controls the Sinaloa Cartel. Raymundo Perez Uribe leads a supplier network used by the cartel to obtain precursor chemicals; Saul Paez Lopez coordinates illegal drug shipments; and Mario Esteban Ogazon Sedano buys precursor chemicals and operates illegal drug laboratories. The agency also sanctioned Sumilab, S.A. de C.V., a Sinaloa-based chemical and lab equipment company, and Urbanizacion, Inmobiliaria y Construccion de Obras, S.A. de C., a Sinaloa-based real estate business owned by Ogazon Sedano.