The head of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit ( SHyCP ) Santiago Nieto, reported that as part of the strategy to combat organized crime, accounts of the country’s main cartels have been blocked.
“Obviously we have generated complaints before the Attorney General’s Office due to the blocking of accounts, but these belong to some of the main drug cartels in the country such as the Pacific, Unión Tepito, Jalisco Nueva Generación, among others,” Santiago Nieto replied in an interview to in which the Secretary of Public Security, Alfonso Durazo was present, just minutes previously to his hearing before the Senate.
He reiterated that more than 5 billion pesos (allegedly belonging to the cartels) have been “frozen” on drug-related issues, as well as related to the illegal smuggling of migrants and person trafficking corresponding to both organized crime and other individuals.
Regarding the investigations against the former oil leader, Carlos Romero Deschamps , he reiterated that there are two complaints before the Attorney General of the Republic, for the crimes of illicit enrichment and money laundering, for quite considerable amounts of money, and that information is being requested from six countries where the ex-official had bank accounts abroad.
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