Drug Kingpin & Transnational Crime
November 26, 2018

Mexican Hotel Managed by Cartel Operative’s Relative

A hotel in Mexico’s Sinaloa state has been managed by the sister-in-law of Victor Hugo Cuellar-Silva, who was extradited to the US in September 2018 to face charges ranging from cocaine distribution to money laundering.  

According to a June 2017 media report, Gabriela Amarillas Lopez was the general director of the La Cuarteria Hotel Boutique, a high-end hotel in Mocorito, Sinaloa. Amarillas Lopez was sanctioned by the US in 2014 for acting on behalf of her father-in-law Hugo Cuellar Hurtado, a Sinaloa Cartel facilitator.

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