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Thursday, February 19, 2015

United States applies sanctions to businessman linked to Sinaloa Cartel

Translated for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article by Otis B Fly-Wheel

Gastelum Serrano Drug Network

The Mexican businessman Fransico Javier Gastelum Serrano was designated a significant narco trafficker, by the Government of the United States, and they have applied sanctions against the business Andiamos Dalmine, with its base in Federal District.

Gastelum Serrano is accused of utilising his business and three subsidiaries to store narcotics and then export them to the United States for the Sinaloa Cartel.

"With these actions against Fransisco Javier and his company, we are once again acting against the Gastelum Serrano network, a powerful cocaine trafficking organisation, responsible to give support to the Sinaloa Cartel," it said in a communication from John E Smith, internal Director of the Office of Foregin Control (Ofac).

This past December, the Department of the Treasury announced as significant narco traffickers networked to the Sinaloa Cartel, the four brothers of Francisco Javier Gastelum Serrano: Cesar, Alfredo, Jaime and Guadelupe Candelario.

The Department of the Treasury maintains that Fransisco Javier provides criticial support in drug trafficking activities, including his brothers the most active of which is Cesar.

According to a supervisor in charge of narcotics, Fransisco Javier is responsible for managing money on behalf of his brothers, from the sale of drugs, underlined the Treasury Dept.

Regarding Andiamos Dalmine, Ofac has determined that Fransisco Javier has presided over this company since 2004, and that he is responsible for legal contracts for the company with the state of Jalisco.

With this measure, it is prohibited for any citizen or entity of the United States to have any relation with the accused, violation of this law involves sanctions.

Original article in Spanish at Proceso  by J.Jesus Esquivel


  1. Is this pretty much like the Kingpin Act?

    1. It is the kingpin act, if you look at the image, in the top right hand corner, its says Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act

  2. One more of the one thousand and one nights tales of the fall guys to keep us busy...
    --1001 tales for each one of the real and virginal crooks of drug trafficking, political corruption, state criminals, and military/police murderers in the magic garden...
    --the US eats it all up, hook, line and sinker, while purposefully hiding all they know about the real big magnates of crime, american and foreign...WHY???

  3. D.F. Jalisco, Sinaloa, where else?...

    One network out of how many?? there has to be many more..

    1. Puebla, Cuernavaca Morelos, Michoacan, Queretaro, Guanajuato, Aguascalientes, Zacatecas, Durango, Sonora con las morras....

  4. never heard of dude

  5. It's a game of federal Whack-A-Mole set to the tune of billions of taxpayer dollars against a problem that will never go away. All this and more just for some two bit crack head to continue to get high off of a cheap two dollar rock on some inner city street in the U.S.

  6. People need to realize that Sinaloa is a loose network in which there are a few hundred 8-20 person crews

  7. Drug addiction having been socialized, now we are witnessing the socialization of king-pinnery, carefully selecting the next big king-pin of the tamalipas style tamalero, because GOD FORBID! If we run out of real big king-pins, WE run the risk that WE the really big drug traffickers and money launderers, will be next, then the chinese will just take ownership of the companies WE have planted on their country, AND take ownership of the means of production, like the communist socialists they are...

  8. Two pennies to pay the ferry for the other side. RIP

  9. All this but bud is legal in the us and we prescribe roxy like candies


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