The company Altos Hornos de México (AHMSA) reported that the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) determined to suspend the company’s inclusion in the Blocked Persons List.
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In a statement, it explained that this immediately resumed the acts, operations or services of the bank accounts, contracts and other instruments with which it operates.
The company, which was singled out by the authorities of alleged “financial operations with resources of illegal activities arising from acts of corruption,” said the decision will allow AHMSA to pick up the normal pace of its financial activity, “the same that have been seriously affected as a result of inclusion.”
Normalizes AHMSA Financial Operations – pic.twitter.com/aA46EAhqfI
— AHMSA (@AceroAHMSA) 19 June 2019
Suspensions removed that prevented the arrest of Emilio Lozoya and his sister
Since May 27, the Ministry of Finance reported blocking the accounts of former Director of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Emilio Lozoya Austin, as well as the accounts of Altos Hornos de México.
The Financial Intelligence Unit froze the accounts of Emilio Lozoya, former director of @Pemex and Altos Hornos de México. Financial transactions were identified with resources from allegedly illegal activities arising from acts of corruption. #LaNuevaHacienda
— Santiago Nieto (@SNietoCastillo) May 28, 2019
A day later, the Spanish National Police arrested Alonso Ancira Elizondo, owner of Altos Hornos de México, in Mallorca, and issued an arrest warrant against Emilio Lozoya, which remains unexecuted.
At the time, the company said it did not have information to support these actions, which it described as illegal and arbitrary.
The above, he noted, since there had been no willful action by the company or its president, nor has any authority been required to clarify any financial act.
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