Mexican Marine officers guard the scene of a shoot-out in which eight allegedly drug traffickers were shot dead by Mexican Marine officers in Tlahuac, Mexico City, on July 20, 2017.
According to authorities among those killed was "Felipe de Jesus 'N'" aka "El ojos" the leader of a Mexico City drug cartel. (AFP Photo/ Pedro Pardo)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Treasury Department announced Thursday that it had imposed sanctions on seven Mexican entities and individuals for their links to the country's drug trafficking organizations.
The designated entities include restaurants, a bakery and a pharmaceutical distributor, which were believed to have supported Mexican drug trafficking activities or tied to drug cartel network.
"Treasury continues to untangle and expose the web of businesses controlled by designated Mexican drug kingpins and their expansive trafficking networks," said John Smith, director of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control in a statement.
The sanctions would freeze any assets that a blacklisted person or entity holds under U.S. jurisdiction and ban any U.S. individuals or companies from making business deals with them.