Is Santiago Nieto going after Luis Videgaray?
Luis Videgaray was Finance and Foreign minister during the Peña Nieto administration - Photo: File Photo/Xinhua

Is Santiago Nieto going after Luis Videgaray?

05/12/2019
11:29
Mexico City
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Is Santiago Nieto going after Luis Videgaray?

It seems like the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) is not after former Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray. We've been told that Santiago Nieto's team is focusing on drug trafficking. The UIF started 2019 by working on fuel theft, then focused on human trafficking, corruption, shell companies, and fake invoices. Right now, the until is focusing on blocking assets linked to criminal organizations, which are calculated at MXN $1,000 million. On Tuesday, Santiago ordered the blockade of bank accounts owned by 122 people linked to the Jalisco Nueva Generación, Sinaloa, Unión Tepito, and the Zetas cartels. So despite the rumors, we've been told Videgaray can sleep in peace.

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