Regional Mexican music singer Julion Alvarez returned to america this Friday after he was unable to go to following his itemizing within the Overseas Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) in 2017. He was faraway from the blacklist final yr.
Via social media, Alvarez shared a press release wherein he introduced the information, and he additionally expressed gratitude to his followers for supporting him all through the method.
In August 2017, Alvarez was accused of cash laundering by the Workplace of Overseas Property Management (OFAC) of the U.S. Division of the Treasury. They accused him of performing as a frontman for a drug trafficking group aligned to the Jalisco New Technology Cartel (CJNG) and its sister group Los Cuinis.
The sanction was additionally prolonged to Mexican soccer star Rafael Márquez and about 20 extra people and corporations.
“It was a really lengthy and complex course of, stuffed with numerous effort, sweat, and, in fact, tears. Nonetheless, due to the assist of the general public, followers, and media all through all these years, [Alvarez] managed to remain sturdy and [his fans] have been an excellent supply of assist for him”, his promotion crew mentioned.
|People sanctioned by the US authorities, together with Alvarez, on August 2017 (Picture credit score: OFAC)|
Particulars of the sanction
Together with Flores and his cartel, 21 Mexican people (together with Alvarez) and 42 entities in Mexico have been additionally designated by OFAC for his or her involvement in supporting the narcotics trafficking actions of Flores Hernandez and the Flores DTO, or for being owned or managed by them, their members, or trusted associates.
This motion represented essentially the most intensive single Kingpin Act motion taken towards a Mexican drug cartel community by OFAC at the moment.
Consequently, all belongings of the designated people and entities, topic to U.S. jurisdiction or managed by U.S. individuals, have been frozen, and U.S. individuals have been usually barred from conducting transactions with them.
U.S. authorities say that Flores-Hernandez was a long-time worldwide drug kingpin. Though he operated independently, he maintained tied with a number of drug cartels in Mexico because the Eighties.
He reportedly had drug and cash laundering ties with the Jalisco New Technology Cartel (CJNG), Sinaloa Cartel, Gulf Cartel, and the Beltran Leyva Group (BLO). His felony community was largely primarily based in Guadalajara and Mexico Metropolis, and included an unlimited internet of relations and trusted associates.
Alvarez denied the allegations and ties to Flores Hernandez as quickly because the announcement was made. However the authorized battle to clear his title from the Kingpin Act’s checklist took a few years.