Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers named under the Kingpin Act [SDNTK] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on October 27, 2011

Today, OFAC has added [SDNTK] Entries to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List):

The following [SDNTK] entries have been added to OFAC’s SDN list:

AUTODROMO CULIACAN RACE PARK, Blvd. Universitarios No. 196 Ote., Piso 4, Colonia Tierra Blanca, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Carretera Libre, Culiacan-Mazatlan KM 8, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Constitucion No. 1006 Pte., Esquina con Victoria, Colonia Jorge Almada, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico [SDNTK]

AUTOS MINI, Avenida Delante, No. 1806, Colonia Costa Bella, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico [SDNTK]

AVENDANO LOPEZ, Martin (a.k.a. AVENDANO OJEDA, Martin Guadencio; a.k.a. AVENDANO, Mariano; a.k.a. NARANJO, Carlos; a.k.a. OJEDA AVENDANO, Martin), c/o AUTOS MINI, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico; c/o AUTODROMO CULIACAN, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; San Bernardino, Colombia; Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico; Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico; Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico; La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico; Avenida Jose Lopez Portillo No. 2031, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Calle Antonio Caso No. 500, Colonia Aurora, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Calle Amapola No. 12, Colonia 10 de Mayo, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Calle Venustiano Carranza No. 34, Colonia Centro, Comondu, Baja California Sur, Mexico; Avenida Delante No. 1806, Colonia Miguel Hidalgo, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico; DOB 14 Nov 1968; alt. DOB 14 Nov 1966; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; R.F.C. AEOM-681114-818 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

AVENDANO OJEDA, Hector Manuel, c/o AUTODROMO CULIACAN, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Calle Antonio Caso No. 500, Colonia Aurora, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Calle Mision de Sab Gabriel Arcangel No 2335, Interior A, Colonia Real Nueva Galicia, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 02 Nov 1971; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. AEOH711102HSLVJC08 (Mexico); R.F.C. AEOH-711102-I99 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

AVENDANO OJEDA, Martin Guadencio (a.k.a. AVENDANO LOPEZ, Martin; a.k.a. AVENDANO, Mariano; a.k.a. NARANJO, Carlos; a.k.a. OJEDA AVENDANO, Martin), c/o AUTOS MINI, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico; c/o AUTODROMO CULIACAN, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; San Bernardino, Colombia; Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico; Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico; Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico; La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico; Avenida Jose Lopez Portillo No. 2031, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Calle Antonio Caso No. 500, Colonia Aurora, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Calle Amapola No. 12, Colonia 10 de Mayo, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Calle Venustiano Carranza No. 34, Colonia Centro, Comondu, Baja California Sur, Mexico; Avenida Delante No. 1806, Colonia Miguel Hidalgo, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico; DOB 14 Nov 1968; alt. DOB 14 Nov 1966; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; R.F.C. AEOM-681114-818 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

AVENDANO OJEDA, Sergio, Calle Paseo Humaya No. 1466, Colonia Rincon de Guadalupe, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Calle Delante No. 1806, Colonia Miguel Hidalgo, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico; Calle Amapola No. 21, Colonia Diez de Mayo, Culiacan de Rosales, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 31 Mar 1980; POB Baja California Sur, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. AEOS800331HBSVJR06 (Mexico); R.F.C. AEOS-800331-QH2 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

AVENDANO, Mariano (a.k.a. AVENDANO LOPEZ, Martin; a.k.a. AVENDANO OJEDA, Martin Guadencio; a.k.a. NARANJO, Carlos; a.k.a. OJEDA AVENDANO, Martin), c/o AUTOS MINI, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico; c/o AUTODROMO CULIACAN, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; San Bernardino, Colombia; Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico; Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico; Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico; La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico; Avenida Jose Lopez Portillo No. 2031, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Calle Antonio Caso No. 500, Colonia Aurora, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Calle Amapola No. 12, Colonia 10 de Mayo, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Calle Venustiano Carranza No. 34, Colonia Centro, Comondu, Baja California Sur, Mexico; Avenida Delante No. 1806, Colonia Miguel Hidalgo, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico; DOB 14 Nov 1968; alt. DOB 14 Nov 1966; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; R.F.C. AEOM-681114-818 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

NARANJO, Carlos (a.k.a. AVENDANO LOPEZ, Martin; a.k.a. AVENDANO OJEDA, Martin Guadencio; a.k.a. AVENDANO, Mariano; a.k.a. OJEDA AVENDANO, Martin), c/o AUTOS MINI, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico; c/o AUTODROMO CULIACAN, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; San Bernardino, Colombia; Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico; Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico; Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico; La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico; Avenida Jose Lopez Portillo No. 2031, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Calle Antonio Caso No. 500, Colonia Aurora, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Calle Amapola No. 12, Colonia 10 de Mayo, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Calle Venustiano Carranza No. 34, Colonia Centro, Comondu, Baja California Sur, Mexico; Avenida Delante No. 1806, Colonia Miguel Hidalgo, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico; DOB 14 Nov 1968; alt. DOB 14 Nov 1966; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; R.F.C. AEOM-681114-818 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

OJEDA AVENDANO, Martin (a.k.a. AVENDANO LOPEZ, Martin; a.k.a. AVENDANO OJEDA, Martin Guadencio; a.k.a. AVENDANO, Mariano; a.k.a. NARANJO, Carlos), c/o AUTOS MINI, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico; c/o AUTODROMO CULIACAN, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; San Bernardino, Colombia; Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico; Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico; Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico; La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico; Avenida Jose Lopez Portillo No. 2031, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Calle Antonio Caso No. 500, Colonia Aurora, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Calle Amapola No. 12, Colonia 10 de Mayo, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; Calle Venustiano Carranza No. 34, Colonia Centro, Comondu, Baja California Sur, Mexico; Avenida Delante No. 1806, Colonia Miguel Hidalgo, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico; DOB 14 Nov 1968; alt. DOB 14 Nov 1966; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen
Mexico; nationality Mexico; R.F.C. AEOM-681114-818 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

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“Treasury Targets Sinaloa Cartel Narcotics Distribution Network Under The Kingpin Act

10/27/2011
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of a key Sinaloa Cartel lieutenant, Martin Guadencio Avendano Ojeda, his two brothers and two companies located in Mexico pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).

“Today’s action aims to disrupt the ability of Martin Avendano Ojeda’s drug distribution network and its money laundering businesses to generate funds for the Sinaloa Cartel,” said OFAC Director Adam Szubin. “These actions build on Treasury’s ongoing efforts to identify and disrupt the financial pathways exploited by the Sinaloa Cartel, Ismael Zambada Garcia, and his lieutenants.”

Martin Guadencio Avendano Ojeda controls a money laundering and narcotics distribution network based in Culiacan, Mexico, that is supplied by Sinaloa Cartel leader Ismael Zambada Garcia and facilitates the importation of narcotics from Mexico into the U.S. with the assistance of his brothers, Hector Manuel and Sergio Avendano Ojeda, who are also designated today.

Ismael Zambada Garcia and the Sinaloa Cartel were previously identified by the President as significant foreign narcotics traffickers pursuant to the Kingpin Act in 2002 and 2009, respectively.

Treasury also designated Autos Mini, a car dealership in Ensenada, Baja California owned by Martin Guadencio Avendano Ojeda, and Autodromo Culiacan, an auto race track located in Culiacan, Sinaloa owned by Martin and his brother Hector Manuel Avendano Ojeda.

As a result of today’s action, U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in transactions with the designees and any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen. This action was supported by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Internal Revenue Service and is the latest in ongoing efforts by OFAC to apply financial pressure to Mexican drug trafficking organizations and to pursue those who profit from drug trafficking.

“DEA and our partners, to include the Government of Mexico, continue to pursue the highest levels of the Sinaloa Cartel, as well as their business associates, financial backers, and those who profit from drug trafficking, violence and corruption,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. “The Cartel amasses a fortune in illicit assets by trafficking drugs to the United States. These Treasury sanctions represent yet another targeted strike against Cartel leadership and the financial networks that fuel the activities of the Sinaloa Cartel.”

Internationally, OFAC has designated more than 1,000 businesses and individuals linked to 94 drug kingpins since June 2000. Penalties for violations of the Kingpin Act range from civil penalties of up to $1.075 million per violation to more severe criminal penalties. Criminal penalties for corporate officers may include up to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $5 million. Criminal fines for corporations may reach $10 million. Other individuals could face up to 10 years in prison and fines pursuant to Title 18 of the United States Code for criminal violations of the Kingpin Act.

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