February 18, 2022

OFAC designates one individual pursuant to EO 14059 for assisting the CJNG

On February 17, 2022, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control designated Mexican national Sergio Armando Orozco Rodriguez for engaging in various illicit activities on behalf of the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG), a violent drug trafficking organization based in Mexico that OFAC designated in 2015 pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act.  OFAC reports that Orozco Rodriguez has laundered drug proceeds and facilitated extortion schemes for the CJNG in the Puerto Vallarta area where he resides.  Orozco Rodriguez was designated by OFAC pursuant to EO 14059, Imposing Sanctions on Foreign Persons Involved in the Global Illicit Drug Trade, for engaging in activity at the direction of or on behalf of the CJNG.

As a result of these designations, all property and interests in property of today’s designees within the United States or within the possession or control of a US person are blocked, and US persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions involving the designated persons.  US persons may also face civil or criminal penalties for violating EO 14059.

Department of Treasury Press Release | CJNG Drug Trafficking Organization Chart