Drug smuggler for Los Zetas sanctioned after arrest in Mexico

“Today’s action follows on the heels of the Mexican Government’s arrest of Andrade Parra in April and targets the drug trafficking and bulk cash smuggling activities of a significant associate of Los Zetas,” said Adam Szubin, director of the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in a statement.

“OFAC will continue to work with our foreign counterparts to expose key drug traffickers and deprive them of access to the international financial system.”

Because of the sanctions, Americans will be prevented from engaging in financial transactions with Andrade Parra, and all of his assets under U.S. jurisdiction will be frozen.

Andrade Parra's fellow ringleaders of a San Antonio-based drug smuggling organization were arrested in the United States in 2010, the Express-News reported at the time. The leaders were fishing for marlin and living in a lavish oceanside home when they were captured by authorities.