BanderasNews
Puerto Vallarta Weather Report
Welcome to Puerto Vallarta's liveliest website!
Contact UsSearch
Why Vallarta?Vallarta WeddingsRestaurantsWeatherPhoto GalleriesToday's EventsMaps
 NEWS/HOME
 AROUND THE BAY
 AROUND THE REPUBLIC
 AROUND THE AMERICAS
 THE BIG PICTURE
 BUSINESS NEWS
 TECHNOLOGY NEWS
 WEIRD NEWS
 EDITORIALS
 ENTERTAINMENT
 VALLARTA LIVING
 PV REAL ESTATE
 TRAVEL / OUTDOORS
 HEALTH / BEAUTY
 SPORTS
 DAZED & CONFUSED
 PHOTOGRAPHY
 CLASSIFIEDS
 READERS CORNER
 BANDERAS NEWS TEAM
Sign up NOW!

Free Newsletter!
Puerto Vallarta News NetworkNews from Around the Americas | December 2007 

US: Mexican Woman Drug 'Kingpin'
email this pageprint this pageemail usAssociated Press
go to original



Blanca Margarita Cazares Salazar used 19 companies - including a toy factory, real state agency and restaurant - throughout Mexico and California to launder money for the cartel, the US Treasury Department said in a news release.
The US Treasury Department has designated a Mexican woman and 22 of her relatives and business associates as "drug kingpins," a move that bans Americans from doing business with them or their companies.

The department alleged on Wednesday that Blanca Margarita Cazares Salazar is a key money launderer for her brother, Victor Emilio Cazares Salazar, and Ismael Zambada Garcia, both identified as leaders of the Sinaloa cartel, one of Mexico's most powerful drug trafficking organizations.

Blanca Margarita Cazares Salazar used 19 companies - including a toy factory, real state agency and restaurant - throughout Mexico and California to launder money for the cartel, the department said in a news release.

It named Cazares, her spouse, three children and 18 others as "specially designated narcotics traffickers." Their naming by the Office of Foreign Assets Control triggers the freezing of any of their assets in U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits U.S. companies and individuals from doing business with them or their companies.



In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving
the included information for research and educational purposes m3 © 2008 BanderasNews ® all rights reserved carpe aestus