US sanctions 54 over Mexico drug gangs

US said was imposing sanctions on 54 suspected members of two powerful Mexican drug gangs it blames for a spike in killings near the U.S. border in recent weeks.

US sanctions 54 over Mexico drug gangs

The U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday said was imposing sanctions on 54 suspected members of two powerful Mexican drug gangs it blames for a spike in killings near the U.S. border in recent weeks.

The Treasury said the actions target "principal lieutenants and enforcers" of the powerful Gulf cartel and Los Zetas, a splinter group now battling the Gulf cartel.

By adding the individuals to its blacklist of "specially designated narcotics traffickers," the Treasury is banning Americans from doing any business with them and seeking to freeze any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction.

Reuters

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Mart 2010, 16:51

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