Erik Súñiga

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Erik Salvador Suñiga Rodriguez (19 November 1975 – 18 April 2020) was a Salvadoran-born Guatemalan politician. He was born in Nueva Concepción, El Salvador. From 2008 to 2019, he was Mayor of Ayutla, San Marcos.

In December 2019, the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned Zúñiga as they believed that he was "a major drug trafficker" and that Zúñiga controlled a drug trafficking organization and supplied cocaine to the Sinaloa Cartel.[1]

Súñiga died on 18 April 2020 of pancreatic cancer in Houston, Texas, aged 44.[2]

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  1. "Treasury Sanctions Guatemalan Mayor and His Drug Trafficking Organization". home.treasury.gov. December 19, 2019. Retrieved December 21, 2019.
  2. Fallece Erik Súñiga, exalcalde de Tecún Umán señalado por Estados Unidos de narcotráfico (in Spanish)