MEX­icO’s NEw gOvT TakEs aims aT drug car­TEl fi­NaNcEs

The Sunday Guardian - - World - REUTERS

MEX­ICO CITY: Mex­i­can Pres­i­dent An­dres Manuel Lopez Obrador is tak­ing aim at the fi­nances of the pow­er­ful Jalisco car­tel in what a top anti-money laun­der­ing of­fi­cial said was an open­ing salvo in the fight to stop crim­i­nal gangs from flour­ish­ing with im­punity.

San­ti­ago Ni­eto, new head of the fi­nance min­istry’s Fi­nan­cial In­tel­li­gence Unit, said on Thurs­day he had filed a com­plaint against three busi­nesses and seven peo­ple linked to the Jalisco New Gen­er­a­tion Car­tel. On Wed­nes­day, the fi­nance min­istry had said Ni­eto’s unit filed its first com­plaint with prose­cu­tors, but pro­vided no de­tails

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