Congress asks the PGR to inform about properties seized from El Chapo

Senator Luis Sánchez also asked the PGR, the Ministry of Finance and the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) to inform the Permanent Commission about the money laundering investigations at HSBC, Banamex and other financial institutions.
A property owned by Joaquín Guzmán on Constituyentes and Emilio García streets in Sinaloa. (Photo: Archive / EL UNIVERSAL)
29/07/2015
13:04
Alberto Morales y Juan Arvizu
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Senator Luis Sánchez (PRD) asked the Attorney General's Office (PGR) to inform the Permanent Commission of the Congress about the properties seized from drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, and the criminal proceedings against him.

Sánchez also asked the PGR, the Ministry of Finance and the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) to inform the Permanent Commission about the money laundering investigations at HSBC, Banamex and other financial institutions.

He added that according to the CNBV six financial institutions have been penalized for opening their doors to criminal organizations and laundering their illegal profits from drug and human trafficking, kidnapping and extortion, such as HSBC, "the main money launderer of Guzmán's criminal organization"; Banco Ahorro Famsa, Deutsche Bank Mexico, The Bank of New York Mellon, ING Bank and Barclays Bank Mexico, all of which have been penalized for money laundering.

Sánchez recalled that in February 2014, after Guzmán's recapture in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, the PGR seized weapons, 43 cars, 16 houses and 4 ranches owned by the boss of the Sinaloa cartel.

 

 

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