Treasury Lifts Narcotics Sanctions Off Colombian Brothers

The Wall Street Journal on August 4, 2011 released the following:

“By Samuel Rubenfeld

The U.S. Treasury Department removed narcotics trafficker designations on three brothers and nine entities tied to them, after they shed their links to a Colombian drug kingpin.

The brothers, Diego Uriel Alzate Jimenez, Luis Holmes and Tulio Hernando Alzate Jimenez, were designated in October 2007 because they “owned or controlled” a hotel company, Turismo Hansa SA, on behalf of Colombian narcotics trafficker Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia, also known as “Chupeta,” a Treasury spokeswoman said.

The brothers’ lawyer said they “executed a waiver and renunciation of all ownership, rights and title to their holding in Turismo Hamsa,” according to an email from a Treasury spokeswoman, who said information available to them about the renunciation was confirmed by the Colombian Attorney General’s Office.

Their ownership of the San Andres, Colombia, hotel company was the “specific basis” for the designation, Treasury said in the email.

In addition, Treasury removed nine entities tied to the Alzate Jiminiez brothers from the designation list. They were added in the first place because of their links to the brothers.”

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