By helping the man most wanted by the authorities to “evade justice” and collaborate with their drug activities
The U.S.Treasury on Thursday announced sanctions against Griselda Lopez Perez, the second wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman Loera, for the help he has given to who is considered the head of the cartel Sinaloa drug dealer.
Lopez Perez helped the man who is most wanted by the Mexican authorities for “evading justice” and collaborated with him in his drug activities, according to a Treasury statement.
Under these sanctions, the Treasury can seize any assets of these persons and businesses in the United States and may prosecute any citizen or company doing business with them.
“This action is part of the aggressive efforts of the Treasury, together with its partners in the security agencies, to hit individuals that facilitate the operations of drug traffickers ‘Chapo’ Guzman,” said OFAC Director Adam Szubin.
Lopez Perez, also known as Karla Pérez Rojo, is the mother of at least one of the sons of Guzman, Edgar, killed in May 2008 during a shootout.
Since the first wife of “Chapo” Alexandrina Maria Salazar Hernandez, and several of his children had been included in recent months on the list of the cartel operators of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the Treasury.