Washington, D.C. – The United States government is intensifying its campaign against the global production and distribution of illicit fentanyl by imposing sanctions on a network associated with the Sinaloa Cartel. In an effort to disrupt the criminal actors involved in the illicit fentanyl trade, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated four members of the Sinaloa Cartel and two Mexico-based entities engaged in the production and trafficking of methamphetamine and fentanyl.
The illicit production and trafficking of drugs pose a significant threat to global health and security, exacerbating the ongoing opioid overdose epidemic in the United States. Today’s action is part of the United States’ ongoing commitment to dismantling transnational criminal organizations that facilitate the illicit supply of fentanyl and other narcotics. The United States is taking a leadership role in this global effort.
By denying these criminal actors access to the international financial system, the United States aims to disrupt their operations and hinder their ability to profit from the illicit drug trade. These targeted sanctions demonstrate the United States’ determination to combat the production and distribution of fentanyl, protect public health, and enhance global security.