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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

The U.S. Sanctions El Mencho's Godson And Two Other CJNG Members For Arms Trafficking And Money Laundering

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

In addition to Alonso Guerrero Covarrubias, "El 08", there is his brother Javier and Mary Cruz Rodríguez Aguirre.

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday designated two members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) for trafficking high caliber weapons from the U.S. and fuel theft in Mexico.

In addition, it designated another individual and a Mexican company accused of laundering money for the CJNG.

Those named by US authorities are Alonso Guerrero Covarrubias, alias "El Ocho," and Javier Guerrero Covarrubias, who it claims are "experienced and violent members of the CJNG engaged in various criminal activities, including arms trafficking from the United States into Mexico, fuel theft, and drug trafficking activities.

El 08 is a godson of El Mencho and is currently in prison.

El 08

Mary Cruz Rodríguez Aguirre was also sanctioned this Tuesday for running a money laundering network from Jalisco, moving illicit funds between the United States and our country, including in the name of the CJNG.

According to US authorities, Rodriguez Aguirre works as a broker for CJNG regional commander Audias Flores Silva, coordinating the logistics of drug proceeds from the United States to Mexico. On April 13, 2021 OFAC identified Audias Flores Silva as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act and the State Department announced a reward offer through its narcotics reward program of up to $5 million for information leading to his arrest.

As a result of the sanctions, all assets and interests in assets of the designated individuals and entities that are in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons must be blocked and reported to OFAC.

In addition, any entity owned, directly or indirectly, 50 percent or more by one or more blocked persons is also blocked.

OFAC regulations generally prohibit all transactions by U.S. persons or within the United States (including transactions transiting through the United States).

"CJNG relies on a network of criminal activity that fundamentally strengthens its ability to traffic fentanyl and other deadly drugs into the United States. Today's action disrupts key support networks engaged in arms trafficking, fuel theft, and laundering drug proceeds," said Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian E. Nelson in a statement released by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico.

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  1. Lmao watch when the funds get frozen and they can’t pay there gente anymore nothing splinter cells coming your way

    1. 405 ok bronie, I'm sure these sanctions will put the nail in the coffin for Mencho. Now go back to your nap after you finish your juicebox.

    2. Yeah always happens

    3. 4:05 you mean like when La Negra was sanctioned? Did her time without snitching unlike other eunuchs from the NW

    4. Not gonna happen

    5. Never say never lol

    6. Cartels deal mostly in cash genius.

    7. The cash gets invested genius 10:24 pm

    8. Cartels just like any other crime group would love nothing more than to make their money legit. If they had no need for legit cash they wouldn't have a whole finance department full of money launderers. You think Mencho or MZ want to keep billions in cash? For what?? For Mold, Rats, Fite, water, mud etc to get to the money and ruin it. To have to worry about who they tell about where uts stashed. What if they tell someone that decides to rob them, or kidnap a family member and force it out of them. Their money is safer in banks. They probably keep very little in physical cash in terms of how much their worth.(obviously still probably up there in dollar amount buy they ain't keeping billions in cash) and if u did ur homework a big I mean big part of their money is invested in real estate wherever they can buy it. Whether in Mexico, US, South America, Europe Canada. Why? Because real estate usually increases in value and because it's as good as cash, they can rent it out and if they invest in Commercial Plazas etc they have more income and now besides a simple asset, their assest can generate LEGAL money so to speak and or they can now use that to launder more money.
      Mencho is said to be worth according to online sources both independent and govt about 1 to 3 Billion but CJNG as a whole is worth upwards of 50B . I think this is a lie. I think Mencho is worth much more, when part of milenio, they "Re-Upped" 4 Times a year, no less than 15 tons but up to 30 tons each time. That's an average of about let's say 100 tons of coke a year, just coke.. phone calls with Chapo and a connect in Columbia had a Kilo of coke going for 2k each on a 5 ton shipment he wss negotiating(he was actually trying to pay only half up front cuz he said thats all he had and use properties he had as collateral).. think about how much profit he makes..Now imagine how much he moves now. That his cartel has grown probably 10 fold. Now imagine how much Meth he moves .. mencho at this moment and for at least 10 years, since Nachos death is king of crystal. And crystal cost damn near nothing to make and probably brings him in a lot of profit because it's so cheap to produce. Now imagine the heroin he moves, and fentanyl. Not including the oiso he charges other bizz and dealers or regular folks, not including the other things he's involved in.
      The amount of money cartels make is ridiculous. Especially cartels like CDS AND CJNG.. even after payoffs and bribes and spending on wars etc. But I promise you Mencho probably doesn't keep hundreds of millions in cash. Risking a raid, risking money going to waste. Risking other things is not worth it.
      Most their money is in properties, banks, assets. Anything to avoid having cold hard cash.maybe 2 years ago the Mexican feds went after a lot of bank accounts related to cjng caps and they took 3 billion dollars or a billion dollars... you think that hurt them that much? And to make it even more interesting I believe that money was released and the accounts were unlocked.
      When chapo was trying to break out that last time, his own sons had to go ask a financiers for the cartel for a measly 4 million in cash to start the tunnel and pay bribes and the financiers only gave them 1 million I believe. If they dealt in cash the could've got that money like it was a soda from Oxxo

    9. Dollars not worth a shit now

  2. Audias Flores Silva "El Jardinero"

  3. Yeah right they sanctioning em then start skimming off the top ... Trying to recover what they sent to ukraine

    1. Ucraine got nothing for free. Britain paid the debts from ww2 gun used to fight germans until like 2020. And so will ucraine will do. Be happy that all the weapons manufacturers get the chance for live demo of their latest toys.
      Label combat approved is worth billions

    2. 9:37 Mijo 😜.
      Ukraine not ucraine 😂😭🤣.

  4. Nonsense, the government is balls deep with CJNG and CDS.
    They won't mess with their funds

  5. Lot of good that is going to do.

    1. The sanctions come with tracking and tracing so money is too hot to handle


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