On 19 August, OFAC designated 15 Mexican businesses and six Mexican individuals as blocked under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Act, for providing financial support and services to the Los Cuinis Drug Trafficking Organization and its leader, Abigael Gonzalez Valencia. Valencia and the Los Cuinis organisation had previously been added to the Kingpin list in the spring of this year.
The businesses and individuals are all alleged to be affiliated with either Los Cuinis or Valencia. The businesses include a luxury boutique hotel, real estate firms, two shopping centres and other businesses located in Jalisco state and elsewhere in Mexico. OFAC has issued a chart depicting the recent designees as well as additional identifying information.