Bad Mañas: Who is the criminal group linked to the Sinaloa Cartel and sanctioned by the US?

‘Bad Skills’, a satellite group of the Sinaloa Cartel, was sanctioned by the United States, since it traffics drugs and migrants.

The Treasury Department indicated in a statement that networks like this place profits above human life, endangering the lives of migrants and undermine the United States asylum system.

In addition to human trafficking, ‘Malas Mañas’ traffics fentanyl and methamphetamine, “thus threatening the national security of the United States and Mexico.”

The sanction is applied after the recent trip of the US Secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen to Mexico.

The US representative pointed out this Thursday that today’s veto is part of the efforts of the Joe Biden Administration against human and drug traffickerss that operate on the southern border of the United States.

What do we know about the ‘Malas Mañas’ criminal group?

The US Government accuses ‘Malas Mañas’ of crossing undocumented citizens, often from Guatemala and El Salvador, from the border state of Sonora into the United States.

Their members They are known for wearing clothes with the initials SQLD (Only What You Doubt), and among their members are hitmen who work for the gang’s leadership.

The Treasury points out that its founder, Román Figueroa, works closely with Sergio Valenzuela, alleged head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel. Both were sanctioned by the United States in September 2021.

The two individuals sanctioned in 2023 They are Luis Eduardo Román Flores and Joel Alexandro Salazar Ballesteros, who are said to have worked directly or indirectly for ‘Malas Mañas’.

As a result of the sanctions imposed, the properties and assets in the United States or under US control of the affected individuals and entities are blocked.

With information from EFE.

Clash between Sinaloa Cartel and CJNG in Zacatecas leaves several dead

An armed confrontation between two rival gangs caused the death of six people in the municipality of Villanueva, Zacatecas.

The Spokesperson of the State Peacebuilding Committee reported that the events occurred on the afternoon of this Tuesday, December 12, in the Boquilla del Carmen community.

At the call of the inhabitants of the communities, located in the vicinity of the place where the confrontation took place, personnel assigned to the Rural Force of the Public Security Secretariat of Zacatecas (SSPZ) arrived at the scene.

The uniformed officers confirmed that it was an armed confrontation between two organized crime groups allegedly from the CJNG and the Sinaloa Cartel.