U.S. Actions Targeting Transnational Criminals for Illicit Fentanyl Activity – United States Department of State


Carlos Limon Vazquez allegedly operates clandestine fentanyl laboratories for the Sinaloa Cartel, where fentanyl precursor chemicals imported from China are processed into fully formed fentanyl for subsequent importation into the United States.

According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in 2022 it seized over 57 million fentanyl-laced counterfeit prescription pills and over 13,000 pounds of fentanyl powder — the equivalent of about 410 million potentially deadly fentanyl doses.  The Sinaloa Cartel is largely responsible for the massive influx of fentanyl into the U.S. over the past several years.

On April 4, 2023, a federal grand jury in the Southern District of New York returned an indictment against Carlos Limon Vazquez and others charging them with Fentanyl Importation Conspiracy, Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy, Possession of Machine guns & Destructive Devices, Conspiracy to Possess Machineguns & Destructive Devices, and Money Laundering Conspiracy.

The U.S. Department of State is offering a REWARD OF UP TO $1 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Carlos Limon Vazquez.

If you have information, please contact the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration via email at ChapitosTips@dea.gov.  If you are located outside of the U.S., you may also visit the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.  If in the U.S., you can contact the local DEA office in your city.


Government officials and employees are not eligible for rewards.

U.S. Department of State

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