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Mexican military arrest two top money launderers Jalisco New Generation Cartel

July 5, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Mexican military arrest two top money launderers Jalisco New Generation Cartel

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Authorities in Mexico arrested two men who were identified as leading money laundering figures in the Jalisco New Generation Cartel or CJNG – one of the most brutal drug cartels in the country.

Officials said Mexican Army troops and Federal Police agents raided a residence in Zapopan, Jalisco last week resulting in the arrest of the cartel operatives.

The objectives of the bust were Arnulfo Gonzalez Valencia and his brother Ulises Jovani Gonzalez Valencia.

According to Proceso, both men are purported heads of the money laundering criminal group known as Los Cuinis, the financial arm of CJNG.

Federal authorities in the U.S. referred to Los Cuinis as the financial arm of CJNG, responsible for laundering billions of dollars for both criminal groups.

The U.S. Department of Treasury has included Los Cuinis and their operators to the Kingpin Designation list, which means that U.S. citizens are forbidden from conducting any business affairs with the identified members.

The arrests come weeks after Mexican authorities detained Rosalinda Gonzalez Valencia during an operation in Jalisco.

She is the wife of CJNG top boss Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes.

The Valencia brothers are related to Rosalinda Gonzalez Valencia, who is also the sister of Los Cuinis jailed leader Abagail Valencia, described by the US Drug Enforcement Administration as the “world’s richest drug trafficker.”

In recent years, Los Cuinis and CJNG grew to be one of the most powerful criminal groups in Mexico.

The group mainly focuses on establishing multiple business fronts while CJNG grows the criminal empire through violence and corruption.

CJNG hired former Central American terrorists from FARC to train their members in the use of improvised IEDs and other tactics.

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