A Strategy Of Seizing Sinaloa Drug Cartel Assets” is about the U.S. Department of Justice’s use of asset forfeiture against Mexico’s drug cartels.  U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) pursues this forfeiture policy alongside the Department of Justice.  As explained by my February 11, 2009 “Asset Search News Roundup“, the OFAC can list drug traffickers as “Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers“.

If a drug trafficker is placed on the “Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers” list, than his / her assets subject to U.S. jurisdiction are frozen.  A February 25, 2010 press release reveals that the OFAC added seven supposed leaders of the La Familia Michoacana (La Familia) drug cartel, to the Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers list.  These seven suspected La Familia leaders are depicted in an OFAC link chart:


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Chart Courtesy of U.S. Treasury’s OFAC

Copyright 2010 Fred L. Abrams