Mexico soccer star Marquez among 22 sanctioned for drug ties

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mr.browntown956
https://apnews.com/4eac63ec42f34d589948082cd7aae5b3






MEXICO CITY (AP) — Legendary Mexican soccer player Rafael Marquez Alvarez and a well-known norteno band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the United States Treasury announced Wednesday.

The Treasury said in a statement that it will also sanction 43 entities in Mexico, including a soccer team and casino.

The sanctions are the result of a multi-year investigation of the drug trafficking organization allegedly headed by Raul Flores Hernandez.

It is the single largest such designation of a drug trafficking organization ever by its Office of Foreign Assets Control, the statement said.


Marquez is a former Barcelona and New York Red Bulls star who currently plays for the Mexican soccer club Atlas in Guadalajara and is captain of the Mexican national team.

Messages left for Marquez’s agent Enrique Nieto seeking comment were not immediately answered.

Flores Hernandez allegedly operated independently in the northern city of Guadalajara, but maintained alliances with the Sinaloa and Jalisco New Generation cartels.

The Mexican Attorney General’s Office also seized related assets, including the Grand Casino near Guadalajara, according to the Treasury statement.

“Raul Flores Hernandez has operated for decades because of his longstanding relationships with other drug cartels and his use of financial front persons to mask his investments of illegal drug proceeds,” OFAC Director John E. Smith said in the statement.

Federal drug trafficking indictments against Flores Hernandez were returned in March in Washington and the southern district of California.

The U.S. government referred to Marquez and norteno singer Julio Cesar Alvarez, better known as Julion Alvarez, as people with longstanding relationships with Flores Hernandez, who “have acted as front persons for him and his (drug trafficking organization) and held assets on their behalf.”

The sanctions freeze all U.S. assets of the people and entities named and forbid U.S. citizens from doing business with them.

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Kozmoz
Can somebody please explain to me of what benefit would this soccer star have to be involved with drug traffickers? Doesnt he already have the money and the fame to not have to downgrade like that?

I dont understand. I feel like some people just like to have unecessary drama in their lives to make it more exciting.
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mr.browntown956

too much money aint enough money


!tRuCHAS!
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deelucky1
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Strong ties to the Beltran Leyva and Caro quinteros not to mention those 2 that are Caro are relatives of you know who?
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J
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Really these guys are affiliates and operators of Sinaloa and Jalisco, to say they aren't members is mostly semantics.  
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canadiana
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It sounds like it might be a sponsorship for the team or the player.Probably not going to question a sponsorship and if you did you might not find out anything or too many questions is not a good thing.I notice on a lot of the frozen assets besides the individuals involved,the companies were all Grupo this and Grupo that,all front companies.
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ESLiero
http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/entrada-de-opinion/articulo/alejandro-hope/nacion/2017/08/10/el-capo-desconocido-siete-apuntes

This reporter usually has all the 'correct' info on C.J.N.G and its battles.

This article claims Raul Flores Hernandez worked directly under CJNG's "Los Cuinis" faction laundering money and moving 'coke' via his own Colombian connections. The article does mention 2 of Rafael "Caro" Quinteros nephews that were part of this cell operating from Guadalajara and the Mexican capital D.F.  His capture was announced in 2013 by Mexicos security Chief but he then vanished from his jail cell.



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Mica
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No more Nike sponsorship!
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deelucky1
Don't know if Nike should be taken off the leash also for running sweatshops overseas!
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mr.browntown956



Felipe Calderon = CDS

EPN = CJNG
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ToPHeR
This may be, but I would suspect EPN is linked with Caro so whoever Caro is riding with is the connection
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elrojo
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That might not be the case seeing as how cjng is being put on the spotlight which isn't necessarily a good thing.
Seems like all media outlets nowadays are all going with the story that cjng is the leading cartel in Mexico but we all know is debatable.
Not to mention all the soldiers that have been brought down by cjng. Cjng is making the government look bad making them priority and pushing aside Sinaloa.
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J
Did anyone see the video of the singer Julio saying it's all lies and people are just jealous and angry, that he has nothing to do with narcos....while wearing what looked at brief glance to be a Versace shirt with a havy gold chain around his neck lol

I am aware as a norteno singer, that is his image, but a little more self awareness would have served him well here, if he wanted to make a laughably transparent attempt at PR.
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deelucky1
His record sales are gonna climb thru the roof I think he is celebrating now!not to mention revenue on clicks for YouTube!he so excited he can't hide it.
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mr.browntown956


https://youtu.be/kGOaTgXbEdE

Not a coincidence the day EPN uploads this to his Face,
The U.S. Treasury Dept unsealed the indictment


¡tRuChas!
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canadiana
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What is with the dress pants and dress shirt on EPN?Does he think he's at the office?I must say EPN is very photogenic.If he didn't make Presidente he would have made a great model.
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huero minuto
     EPN is a model.  He's 'acting' as the president of mexico for the rest of the political world.  Like many 'models', its not about substance,  but rather having 'the look'.  He will be paid very well for his modeling services.
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