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This week the US Treasury Department iCyprus Email List mposed sanctions on these two Bukele administration officials for having participated in negotiations with high-ranking officials of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Barrio 18. The sanctions, applied under the Global Magnitsky Act of 2017, entail the Cyprus Email List freezing of any assets that those involved may have in the United States and prohibits any tCyprus Email List ransaction through the US financial system. ALSO READ: Officials designated by the United States face probable extradition In the United States, the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) has been designated as a transnational criminal organization since 2012, and
this country provides special sanctions for Cyprus Email List officials or individuals linked to organizations designated under this category by the Treasury Department. “Osiris Luna Meza (Luna) and Carlos Amílcar Marroquín Chica (Marroquín) led, facilitated and organized a series of secret meetings in Cyprus Email List which incarcerated gang leaders participated, in which known gang members were allowed to enter the prison facilities and meet Cyprus Email List with higher ups of the gang. These meetings were part of the efforts of the Government of El Salvador to negotiate a secret truce with the leaders of the gangs, ”says the institution.