On September 25th, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") announced the designation of Victor Manuel Felix Felix, a close associate of fugitive drug lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman Loera, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel. Felix Felix plays a key role in Chapo Guzman's drug trafficking organization and is the father-in-law of Guzman Loera's son. OFAC also designated four other individuals collaborating with Felix Felix and the Sinaloa Cartel. The action, pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, prohibits U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with these individuals and freezes any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction. Treasury Department September 25 Press Release. On September 27th, the Treasury Department announced the designation of the Sumiyoshi-kai, the second-largest clan within the Japanese Yakuza criminal network, and two of its leaders. This group and individuals are being designated by the Treasury Department pursuant to Executive Order 13581, which targets significant transnational criminal organizations and their supporters. Treasury Department September 27 Press Release.