Mexico captain Rafael Márquez sanctioned over alleged drug ties

  • Former Barcelona defender one of 22 people punished
  • Move comes after investigation into drug trafficking organisation

The Mexico football captain Rafael Márquez is among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the United States Treasury announced Wednesday.

The Treasury said in a statement that it will also sanction 43 entities in Mexico, including a football team and casino. The sanctions are the result of a multi-year investigation of the drug trafficking organization allegedly headed by Raul Flores Hernandez.

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