Mexico’s government targeted nearly 2,000 bank accounts linked to one of the nation’s most violent cartels, Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG).
Known as “Blue Agave,” the operation sought to freeze 1,939 bank accounts by Mexico’s Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF), a news Discharge revealed. Over several months, the UIF, led by Santiago Nieto, went through thousands of unusual transactions in addition to also identified 1,770 individuals, 167 companies, in addition to also two trust funds all linked to the CJNG.
The CJNG can be considered one of Mexico’s most violent in addition to also can be linked to the use of improvised explosive devices in addition to also hiring Colombian terrorists. Under the leadership of Nemesio “El Mencho” Oseguera, the CJNG’s turf wars throughout the country are leading to a dramatic spike in violence.
Authorities analyzed thousands of transactions in addition to also transfers to identify the individuals behind the funneling of suspected cartel funds. which remains unclear how much was seized.
More than 40,000 financial operations which were flagged as either “unusual” or relevant during the probes. Those operations had an estimated value of $14 billion pesos or $700 million USD. Mexican authorities also analyzed more than 8,424 international money transfers that has a value of $7 billion pesos or $350 million USD. Mexican authorities also combed through 2,102 reports of cash transfers worth $2,955,000 USD in addition to also 6,507 interbank transfers worth $33 million USD.
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