Mexican authorities block bank accounts linked to the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel

The UIF, led by Santiago Nieto, has been targeting the finances of Mexican drug cartels 

Mexican authorities block bank accounts linked to the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel
This is the latest blow against the CJNG, one of the most powerful cartels in the world - Photo: Carlos Zepeda/EL UNIVERSAL
English 02/06/2020 17:55 Diana Lastiri Mexico City Actualizada 18:13
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The Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) blocked the bank accounts owned by 1,939 people and companies linked to the bloody Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), including government officials. 
 
Through a special operation called “Agave Azul,” the UIF announced security departments provided information regarding the main cartel leaders, financial operators, families, companies, lawyers, and public servants who were part of the corruption network created by the CJNG.
 
In this operation, the UIF collaborated with the DEA to locate members of the violent drug cartel, its financial operators, and companies used for money laundering.
 
For months, the UIF analyzed 2,571 unusual financial operations that amounted to MXN 2,951 million and MXN 38,459 reports about operations for over MXN 11,478 million.
 
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Furthermore, the government department led by Santiago Nieto also analyzed international operations for MXN 7,216 million, 6,507 transfers to MXN 657 million, and located 2,102 reports for USD 2,955,000 and 
 
The financial operations were carried out in Jalisco, Mexico City, Michoacán, the state of Mexico, Baja California, Guanajuato, Nuevo León, Veracruz, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Querétaro, and Colima.
 
As a result of the investigations, authorities blocked the accounts owned by 1,770 people, 167 companies, and two trust funds linked to the criminal organization
 
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