WASHINGTON - The US Treasury Department on Thursday targeted
the assets of Griselda Lopez Perez, second wife of fugitive drug baron Joaquin
"Shorty" Guzman, stepping up pressure on the family of Mexico's most-wanted man
who escaped from prison more than 11 years ago.
The action, which freezes
any assets that she has under US jurisdiction and bans US citizens or firms
from doing business with her, is the third such designation by the United States
in five months of Guzman family members.
"This action builds on
Treasury's aggressive efforts, alongside its law enforcement partners, to target
individuals who facilitate ... Guzman's drug-trafficking operations," Treasury's
Adam Szubin said in a statement.