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OFAC Sanctions Mexican Cartel Members, Related Businesses

The Office of Foreign Assets Control this week sanctioned 13 Sinaloa Cartel members and four Mexican companies for their ties to fentanyl trafficking. The designations, coordinated with the Mexican government, target several high-ranking cartel officials, including Sinaloa's Sonora-based “plaza boss” Juan Carlos Morgan Huerta and his adult family members.

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The agency also sanctioned the restaurant Conceptos Gastronomicos de Sonora, S. de R.L. de C.V. and mining company Morgan Golden Mining, S.A. de C.V. for being owned by Huerta or for acting on his behalf. OFAC also sanctioned commercial stone company Comercializadora Villba Stone, S.A. de C.V. and import/export company Exportadora del Campos Ramos Acosta, S. de R.L. de C.V. for being owned, respectively, by Sergio Isaias Hernandez Mazon and Alvaro Ramos Acosta, two Sinaloa Cartel drug traffickers and businessmen who also were sanctioned.