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


Jorge Humberto Figueroa Benitez and Nestor Isidro Perez Salas, a/k/a “Nini,” are leaders of the Chapitos’ security apparatus.  Figueroa Benitez oversees Perez Salas’ personal security and coordinates Perez Salas’ fentanyl manufacturing and trafficking activities.  Perez Salas and Figueroa Benitez are both leaders and commanders of the “Ninis,” a particularly violent group of security personnel for the Chapitos – high-level leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel.

According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), 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 Jorge Humberto Figueroa Benitez and others charging them with engaging in a Continuing Criminal Enterprise, Fentanyl Importation Conspiracy, Fentanyl Trafficking Conspiracy, Possession of Machineguns & 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 Jorge Humberto Figueroa Benitez.

If you have information, please contact the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration via email at  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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