The Mexican authorities have blocked the bank accounts of 18 people allegedly related to El Chapo’s Sinaloa cartel and one of the FBI’s most-wanted men Rafael Caro Quintero.
According to local media, the Mexican Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) confirmed they had blocked 18 bank accounts, 14 which are reportedly linked with the Sinaloa cartel and four with fugitive drug dealer Rafael Caro Quintero.
Of those linked to the Sinaloa Cartel, formerly led by Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman nine are personal bank accounts and the other five are company accounts.
The identity of the people or the names of the companies have not been reported.
It is unclear if the other four bank accounts allegedly related to Caro Quintero are personal or company bank accounts.
Reports claim the bank accounts were blocked after the Secretary of Finance and Public Credit reported suspicious movements in them. Upon investigation, it was reportedly found they were linked to criminal organisations.
Drug dealer Rafael Caro Quintero was released on 9th August 2013 after a local tribunal determined there were some irregularities in the court process when he was condemned.
On 16th January 2015, he was found guilty of murdering DEA agent Enrique Camarena.
The United States is reportedly offering 20 million USD for his capture, the highest amount offered for information leading to criminal’s arrest in the country’s history, according to reports.
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