Treasury Sanctions Those with Ties to Counterfeit Drug Trade

Treasury Department partnered with Mexican law enforcement to identify 17 entities.

The Department of the Treasury has sanctioned 17 individuals and entities based in China and Mexico for the use of their equipment in Mexico’s illegal drug trade. The department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control partnered with Mexican law enforcement to identify these new targets, who are responsible for the sale of pill press machines mimicking the molds of legitimate pharmaceutical drugs to Mexican drug manufacturers.

“Counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl constitute a leading cause of these deaths, devastating thousands of American families each year,” said Under Secretary Brian Nelson. “We remain committed to using all authorities against enablers of illicit drug production to disrupt this deadly global production and counter the threat posed by these drugs.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Under Secretary Nelson as he seeks to prevent counterfeit drugs from entering the nation.
  • For Treasury Department officials as they collaborate with international law enforcement to identify traffickers and their supporters.

Sources: Department of Treasury


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