Treasury Department Sanctions Drug Traffickers

Targets individuals and organizations in Guatemala and Mexico.

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the Los Huistas Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) as a sanctioned entity last week. They have also sanctioned the leaders of the DTO. The Treasury Department collaborated with the U.S. Departments of Justice, State, Defense, Homeland Security, and the Government of Guatemala in order to mandate these sanctions.

“The Los Huistas DTO smuggles deadly narcotics, including cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin, from Guatemala through Mexico for distribution in multiple U.S. cities,” said Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson. “Treasury and our U.S. and Guatemalan government partners will continue to use every available resource to dismantle these criminal networks.”

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Sources: AP, NPR


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