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US treasury sanctions Sinaloa drug cartel bosses

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Mexican Navy captain, Enrique Ponce de Leon, the director of press and media of the National Commission of Security, Carlos Cervantes, the Under-Secretary of Media for the Interior Ministry, Eduardo Sanchez, the Under-Attorney for Organized Crime, Cleominio Soreda, and Mexican Army Lieutenant Colonel, Tomas Amador, attend a press conference on the capture of Ines Coronel Barreras, father-in-law of drug trafficker Chapo Guzman and alleged member of the Cartel of Sinaloa, in Mexico City, on April 30, 2013. ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images

Yesterday, the Treasury Department announced its yearlong investigation had identified eight key players in Mexico's drug business. The government also introduced financial sanctions which it believes will weaken the powerful and violent Sinaloa cartel. 

For more on this we're joined by Sylvia Longmire, author of "Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars."

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