The Mexico national football team captain Rafa Márquez has denied US accusations that he has links with a drugs cartel. Mr Márquez also said he will co-operate with investigations as he made a voluntary declaration to Mexico’s attorney general.
He is one of 21 people and 42 organisations singled out by the US treasury department for sanctions.They are all accused of ties to alleged drug trafficker Raul Flores Hernández.
The US alleges that Mr Márquez acted as a front person for Mr Hernández through his football school and several health and sports outlets. Mexican singer Julio César Álvarez is also on the list.