Treasury Places Sanctions on MS-13 Gang Leaders

Drug trafficking, money laundering, and murder are some of the gang’s regular activities.

The Treasury Department has imposed sanctions against two key members of the MS-13, an international criminal organization based in South America. The gang distributes cocaine to the United States, kills rival gang members regularly to reduce competition, and engages in money laundering through businesses they control.

The gang’s leader, Archaga Caria, and his money-laundering associate, Campbell Licona, have both been banned from using American finances for as long as the sanctions against them are in place.

“Treasury’s sanctions against MS-13 aim to interrupt its use of the financial system to launder illicit proceeds,” Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson said. The department is also offering financial compensation in return for information leading to the leaders’ arrest.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Under Secretary Nelson to have discernment as he heads the Terrorism and Financial Intelligence office.
  • For Treasury Department officials as they utilize sanctions against organized criminal entities.

Sources: Reuters


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