October 8, 2021

OFAC issues Kingpin Act designations for four members of Mexican drug cartel

On October 6, 2021, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control designated four members of the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG), a violent Mexico-based organization responsible for trafficking fentanyl and other deadly drugs in to the US, for coordinating CJNG’s drug operations through the port of Manzanillo in Colima, Mexico and maintaining contact with Colombian cocaine suppliers.  The four were designated pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for providing material assistance or financial or technical support to CJNG.  The CJNG was designated by OFAC on April 8, 2015 along with its leader, Ruben Oseguera Cervantes, for its significant role in international narcotics trafficking.

As a result of these designations, all US property and property interests belonging to these individuals are blocked, and all transactions with US persons are generally prohibited.

Department of Treasury Press Release | CJNG Chart