‘Coup’ to the Beltrán Leyva: US sanctions 15 Mexicans and 2 companies linked to the Cartel for fentanyl

He United States Department of the Treasury sanctioned 15 people and two companies related to the Beltrán Leyva Cartel in Mexico, linked to the trafficking of different drugs, including fentanyl.

The United States points out that the organization is one of the most powerful and also one of the largest suppliers of cocaine for more than twenty years.

The sanctions were announced by Janet Yellen, US Secretary of the Treasury, during her trip to Mexico City.

“Communities in both Mexico and the United States suffer from violence, addiction and misery caused by the Beltrán Leyva Organization (OBL) and other cartels,” said the Treasury Secretary.

He added that will continue collaborating with Mexico to combat fentanyl trafficking that kills thousands of Americans each year.

What does the United States accuse the Beltrán Leyvas of?

The United States points out that for more than two decades, the Beltrán Leyva cartel has been responsible for trafficking multitons of cocaine to the United States.

The Beltrán Leyva brothers, founders of the cartelwere captured, but a new generation of drug traffickers took power of the organization, the US says.

“The opioid epidemic, like the changing world of illicit drug trafficking, has encouraged OBL to take advantage of the lucrative illicit fentanyl market in communities across the United States,” the Treasury Department details.

The current leaders of the criminal organization They are Oscar Manuel Gastélum, alias ‘El Músico’ and Pedro Inzunza Noriega, along with Fausto Isidro Meza Flores.

‘El Músico’ is a violent drug trafficker who supervises the importation of drugs from Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala to several states in Mexico, including Quintana Roo, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero and Sinaloa.

His drug distribution in the United States includes California, Arizona, Illinois, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Massachusetts.