Mexico national team captain accused of drug trafficking – Fifa.com
10 August 2017:The United States Treasury Department claimed on Wednesday that Mexican football legend Rafael Marquez and 21 other Mexicans and 43 entities are accuesed of drug trafficking.
Rafael Marquez, 38 years old, is linked with Mexican drug knigpin Raul Folres Hernandez.
“Today's OFAC designations also include Mexican professional soccer player Rafael Marquez Alvarez (Rafa Marquez) and Mexican singer Julio Cesar Alvarez Montelongo (Julion Alvarez). Both men have longstanding relationships with Flores Hernandez and have acted as front persons for him and his DTO and held assets on their behalf. Also designated today are Mauricio Heredia Horner and Marco Antonio Fregoso Gonzalez for acting for or on behalf of Rafa Marquez,” the United States Treasury Department statement said.
Atlas Guadalajara captain Rafael Marquez has had a long journey in European football, playing for Monaco, Barcelona and Hellas Verona.