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Saturday, April 24, 2021

US Government Lifts Economics Sanctions Against Rafael Caro Quintero's Family and Businesses

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Last week, US authorities ordered the forfeiture of 5 properties in Mexico owned by Rafael Caro Quintero. The US will seek to enforce this order through diplomatic means, as reported by Borderland Beat.

The four children and the ex-wife of Rafael Caro Quintero, as well as dozens of business partners associated with them, have been removed from the sanctioned list of the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), a financial intelligence and enforcement agency of the US Department of the Treasury.

Anyone sanctioned under the OFAC's Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) is excluded from the US financial system. Any U.S. citizens or entity is prohibited from engaging in business activities with them, and all their U.S.-based assets are frozen.

In June 2013, the OFAC sanctioned six of Caro Quintero’s family members, including his children -- Hector Rafael Caro Elenes, Roxana Elizabeth Caro Elenes, Henoch Emilio Caro Elenes, and Mario Yibran Caro Elenes -- his wife, Maria Elizabeth Elenes Lerma, and his daughter-in-law, Denisse Buenrostro Villa.

The US government announce that they were removed from the OFAC's list yesterday but did not explain why. Borderland Beat consulted the OFAC's website and confirmed that to be removed from the list, designees must petition OFAC and demonstrate that they no longer meet the criteria to be designated under the Kingpin Act.

Companies

Dozens of companies that were originally sanctioned were removed from the list. The vast majority of them are located in Jalisco, where Caro Quintero made an illicit fortune, but others are also located in Guanajuato, Sinaloa and Veracruz.

These are companies that are dedicated to the real estate, gas, and agriculture, in addition to those that produce and trade organic fertilizer and pesticides. There are also multiple shoe stores located in various shopping malls in Guadalajara.

  1. SAL DE PUNTO AZUL, S.A. DE C.V.
  2. DESARROLLOS BIO GAS, S.A. DE C.V.
  3. ECA ENERGETICOS, S.A. DE C.V.
  4. SAL ORGÁNICA, S.A. DE C.V.
  5. PETRO BIO, S. DE R.L. DE C.V
  6. PRONTO SHOES, S.A. DE C.V.
  7. CX INSPIRA (alias CX MILAN GUADALAJARA; alias CX MODA; alias CX-SHOES; alias PRONTO SHOES, S.A. DE C.V.)
  8. CX MODA (alias CX INSPIRA; alias CX MILAN GUADALAJARA; alias CX-SHOES; alias PRONTO SHOES, S.A. DE C.V.).
  9. CX MILAN GUADALAJARA (alias CX INSPIRA; alias CX MODA; alias CX-SHOES; alias PRONTO SHOES, S.A. DE C.V.).
  10. CX-SHOES (alias CX INSPIRA; alias CX MILAN GUADALAJARA; alias CX MODA; alias PRONTO SHOES, S.A. DE C.V.).
  11. REFORESTACIONES CARELES, S. DE P.R. DE R.L.
  12. HACIENDA LAS LIMAS, S.A. DE C.V.
  13. EVCOMER, S.A. DE C.V.
  14. EL BANO DE MARIA, S. DE R.L. DE C.V.
  15. BARSAT, S.A. DE C.V.
  16. DESARROLLADORA SAN FRANCISCO DEL RINCON, S.A. DE C. V.
  17. DINERMAS, S. DE R.L. DE C.V.
  18. ENERGETICOS VAGO, S.A. DE C.V.
  19. ESTACION DE SERVICIO ATEMAJAC, S.A. DE C.V.
  20. FORTANAS, S. DE R.L. DE C.V.
  21. GRUPO BARSATERRA S.A. DE C.V.
  22. GRUPO ESPANOL ELCAR, S.A. DE C.V.
  23. MINERALES NUEVA ERA, S.A. DE C.V. (alias DIATOMAG; alias DIATOMKILL)
  24. MINERALES NUEVA GENERACION, S.A. DE C.V.
  25. NUEVA TERRA, S. DE R.L. DE C.V.
  26. OPERADORA ENGO, S.C.
  27. PETRO MAS, S. DE R.L. DE C.V.
  28. PROMI FEL, S. DE R.L. DE C.V.
  29. VILLAS DEL COLLI S.A. DE C.V.
  30. INMOBILIARIA PROMINENTE, S.A. DE C.V.
  31. PETRO LONDON, S. DE R.L. DE C.V.
  32. SERVICIO Y OPERADORA SANTA ANA, S.A. DE C.V.
  33. TAXI AEREO NACIONAL DE CULIACAN, S.A.
  34. ARRENDADORA TURIN, S.A. 

US Treasury Department Chart from June 2013. Several of the individuals and entities listed here were moved from the sanctioned list this weekend.

Background

Caro Quintero, the former leader of the Guadalajara Cartel, is wanted for the 1985 murder of US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent Enrique Camarena Salazar.

In 2013, he was freed from a Mexican state jail on a legal technicality, but an arrest warrant was issued by federal authorities a few months after his release. He is currently a fugitive and is believed to be in hiding in Mexico.

If Caro Quintero is ever arrested in Mexico, officials say he will likely be extradited to the US. In the US, he is wanted for kidnapping and murder of a US federal officer, as well as drug trafficking, money laundering and for leading a continuous criminal enterprise.

The US government is offering a US$20 million bounty for his capture. This is the highest reward the U.S. offers for a Mexican criminal.

Sources: Milenio; Infobae; USDOT (1); (2); Government Accountability Office (Pg. 32)

22 comments:

  1. Capo but not Capo de tutti capi. They don't want him anymore. All is forgiven.

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    1. Just as in the case of General Cienfuegos: the yanks are afraid of RCQ!

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  2. Nothing opaque about the 'why'

    Canadian girl💋

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    1. Well honey, let us know what you think/know/believe to be the reason.

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  3. Pos y luego! Un campesino que siembro plantas cosechadas para fumar sin separar semilla. Con puros en la comida. Y luego para pasarse ah lo mas 27 anos en una celda. Ni jo completo figurar la formula del. Viejito pero no chico se la merese por tanto mathmatico.

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  4. It’s a truck move... they want to see how much is truly moving within his family. Lol

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  5. Caro quintero still has PULL
    DON'T know why CHAPITOS would TEST him and try to take his PLAZA
    I KNOW CHAPO was a big CAPO but that DOESN'T mean they GET a FREE ride in the drug GAME
    Because they are HIS CHILDREN..
    I wonder how LONG they COULD keep THIS up

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    1. 100% Chapitos are moving more weight than everyone else in the game. Those boys were in the game from an early age. Ivan has at least 20 years experience in drug trafficking. Alfredillo is a fucking ghost, you don't hear shit about that guy. Ovidio, we all know about him. Those boys have the money, power and connections to rule the fucking world.

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    2. 6:17 doesnt have a clue

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    3. @4:59 You don't, otherwise Chapitos would have been wiped by now.

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    4. @ 6:17 they certainly have skills and were underestimated by many but they are not going to rule the world ever buddy

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  6. I'm telling you guys, Caro Quintero has the unedited version of the Kiki Camarena interrogation types.

    Yeah there is a 20 million reward for his capture but you don't really see much about Caro in US newds outlets.

    Chapo was and now Mencho are/were mentioned quite often in the US, especially Chapo.

    How oftern have any of you gus heard US news outlets bring up Caro Quintero? Rarely.

    Yes the DEA want Caro bad, but they are a lower tier of the US government, the rubes that actually believe there is a War on Drugs.

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  7. Very interesting- makes you wonder how they pulled that off- you know it isnt easy when the usa wants the $ more than anything

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  8. Que lista interesante

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  9. I done tole you!
    RCQ is a heavy weight on the US, they go back a long way, prolly before Kiki Camarena went to the Marines.

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  10. The deal is on the table, surrender and we leave alone your family and they stay wealthy and free. Will you guys take it?

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  11. Yep Theres More to this story
    sounds like a bribe of some kind
    hummm U.S. has no need for those properties They will take the money but why Houses of Cartels ?

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  12. Don't be dumb Caro they're just trying to draw you out kiki camarenas death is a tragedy but the united states' needs to stop playing world police when our own country is going down the drain just a thought stop waisting billions of dollars doing stuff like that when there's so many people here that need help sorry my phone auto corrected me

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  13. Is ALMO extracting concessions from the Biden administration in return for help in unfucking his border fiasco?

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  14. Caro Quintero will turn him self in or be captured any day now Chapitos for the win they probably y working with the dea using daddy as a pawn give up Info on caro

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  15. KOMO ZIEMPRE CARITO
    GANANDO TERRENO 👍

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  16. 3:21 ay no mames, ya tiene RCQ una pata
    una pulgada en la tumba, ahi la lleva

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