Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficking Kingpin [SDNTK] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on April 12, 2012

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:

DESARROLLO ARQUITECTONICO FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V., Avenida Vallarta No. 6503, Piso 15, Col. C.D. Granja, Zapopan, Jalsico 45010, Mexico; Calzada de los Fresnos, No 70-A, Col. C.D. Granja, Zapopan, Jalisco 45010, Mexico; Vereda De La Alondra No 8, Col Puerta De Hierro, Zapopan, Jalisco 45116, Mexico; Vereda De La Alondra No 8, Col Puerta De Hierro, Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Miguel Hidalgo Manzana 47, Lote 11, Local – B, Colonia Reg. 92, Quintana Roo, Benito Juarez 77516, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 17103 (Mexico); R.F.C. DAF0301276R6 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

DESARROLLOS INMOBILIARIOS CITADEL, S.A. DE C.V., Calzada de los Fresnos, No. 70 A, Desp. 101, Col. Ciudad Granja, Zapopan, Jalisco 45010, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 40246 (Mexico); R.F.C. DIC071012771 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

DESARROLLOS TURISTICOS FORTIA, S.A. DEC.V., Johanes Brahms No. 209, Int. 10, Col. Residencial La Estancia, Zapopan, Jalisco 45030, Mexico; Calzada de los Fresnos, No 70-A – 103, Col. Ciudad Granja, Zapopan, Jalisco 45010, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 39853 (Mexico); R.F.C. DTF071012189 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

DISDA (a.k.a. DISPOSITIVOS INDUSTRIALES DINAMICOS, S.A. DE C.V.), Gaseoducto No. 7, Parque Industrial Puebla 2000, Puebla, Puebla 72226, Mexico; RFC DID100927249 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

DISPOSITIVOS INDUSTRIALES DINAMICOS, S.A. DE C.V. (a.k.a. DISDA), Gaseoducto No. 7, Parque Industrial Puebla 2000, Puebla, Puebla 72226, Mexico; RFC DID100927249 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

DISTRIBUIDORA LIFE, S.A., Colon, Panama; RUC # 1205391-1-583093 (Panama) [SDNTK]

DISTRIBUIDORA MEDICA HOSPITALARIA, S.A. DE C.V., Colima No. 323 Int. 9, Col. Roma Norte, Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Distrito Federal 06700, Mexico; Tenozique Manzana 189 Lote 28, Col. Pedregal de San Nicolas 1a, Tlalpan, Mexico City, Distrito Federal 14100, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 175066 (Mexico); R.F.C. DMH930419ETA (Mexico) [SDNTK]

EL PALOMAR CAR WASH, S.A. DE C.V., Plaza El Palomar, Zona M Unico El P. Panor, Col. El Palomar, Tlajomulco, Jalisco 45645, Mexico; Paseo De Las Lomas 6272, Col. Lomas De Colli, Zapopan, Jalsico 45037, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 10374 (Mexico); R.F.C. PCW010604T1 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

FERNANDEZ GOMEZ, Ernesto (a.k.a. FIGUERO GOMEZ, Hassein Eduardo; a.k.a. FIGUEROA GOMEZ, Hassein Eduardo; a.k.a. FIGUEROA, Edward), Las Cortes 2935, Barajas Villasenor, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Paseo de los Bosquez 115, El Palomar, Jalisco, Mexico; Benito Juarez, Valentin Gomez Farias 120A, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Puerta de Hierro 5594, Colonia Puerta de Hierro, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Donato Guerra 227, Colonia Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; San Aristeo 2323, Colonia Popular, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Acueducto 2200, Casa 2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pinos 330-2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Marina Heights Tower Penthouse 4902 , Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; c/o DESARROLLOS INMOBILIARIOS CITADEL, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o DESARROLLOS TURISTICOS FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o SCUADRA FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o UNION ABARROTERO DE JALISCO S.C. DE R.L. DE C.V.; c/o EL PALOMAR CAR WASH, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o FORTIA BAJA SUR, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GEOFARMA S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GRUPO COMERCIAL SAN BLAS, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GRUPO F Y F MEDICAL INTERNACIONAL DE EQUIPOS; c/o PROMOCIONES CITADEL, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o PUNTO FARMACEUTICO S.A. DE C.V.; c/o DESARROLLO ARQUITECTONICO FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; DOB 9 May 1973; alt. DOB 10 May 1973; POB Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Passport 01140311083 (Mexico); alt. Passport 6140103492 (Mexico); alt. Passport 96340014324 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

FIGUERO GOMEZ, Hassein Eduardo (a.k.a. FERNANDEZ GOMEZ, Ernesto; a.k.a. FIGUEROA GOMEZ, Hassein Eduardo; a.k.a. FIGUEROA, Edward), Las Cortes 2935, Barajas Villasenor, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Paseo de los Bosquez 115, El Palomar, Jalisco, Mexico; Benito Juarez, Valentin Gomez Farias 120A, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Puerta de Hierro 5594, Colonia Puerta de Hierro, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Donato Guerra 227, Colonia Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; San Aristeo 2323, Colonia Popular, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Acueducto 2200, Casa 2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pinos 330-2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Marina Heights Tower Penthouse 4902, Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; c/o DESARROLLOS INMOBILIARIOS CITADEL, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o DESARROLLOS TURISTICOS FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o SCUADRA FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o UNION ABARROTERO DE JALISCO S.C. DE R.L. DE C.V.; c/o EL PALOMAR CAR WASH, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o FORTIA BAJA SUR, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GEOFARMA S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GRUPO COMERCIAL SAN BLAS, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GRUPO F Y F MEDICAL INTERNACIONAL DE EQUIPOS; c/o PROMOCIONES CITADEL, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o PUNTO FARMACEUTICO S.A. DE C.V.; c/o DESARROLLO ARQUITECTONICO FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; DOB 9 May 1973; alt. DOB 10 May 1973; POB Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Passport 01140311083 (Mexico); alt. Passport 6140103492 (Mexico); alt. Passport 96340014324 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

FIGUEROA GOMEZ, Hassein Eduardo (a.k.a. FERNANDEZ GOMEZ, Ernesto; a.k.a. FIGUERO GOMEZ, Hassein Eduardo; a.k.a. FIGUEROA, Edward), Las Cortes 2935, Barajas Villasenor, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Paseo de los Bosquez 115, El Palomar, Jalisco, Mexico; Benito Juarez, Valentin Gomez Farias 120A, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Puerta de Hierro 5594, Colonia Puerta de Hierro, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Donato Guerra 227, Colonia Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; San Aristeo 2323, Colonia Popular, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Acueducto 2200, Casa 2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pinos 330-2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Marina Heights Tower Penthouse 4902, Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; c/o DESARROLLOS INMOBILIARIOS CITADEL, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o DESARROLLOS TURISTICOS FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o SCUADRA FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o UNION ABARROTERO DE JALISCO S.C. DE R.L. DE C.V.; c/o EL PALOMAR CAR WASH, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o FORTIA BAJA SUR, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GEOFARMA S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GRUPO COMERCIAL SAN BLAS, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GRUPO F Y F MEDICAL INTERNACIONAL DE EQUIPOS; c/o PROMOCIONES CITADEL, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o PUNTO FARMACEUTICO S.A. DE C.V.; c/o DESARROLLO ARQUITECTONICO FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; DOB 9 May 1973; alt. DOB 10 May 1973; POB Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Passport 01140311083 (Mexico); alt. Passport 6140103492 (Mexico); alt. Passport 96340014324 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

FIGUEROA VASQUEZ, Ezio Benjamin, Avenida Pinos 330-2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Colima No 319-B, Col. Roma, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Colonias 269, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Abedules 507-5, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Fraccionamiento El Palomar, Paseo el Palomar 132, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; 2200 Acueducto, Casa 2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Colinas de San Javier, Paseo Loma Ancha 3547, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Blvd Puerta de Hierro No 6094, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Paseo de las Lomas No 43, Lomas de Colli, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Paseo de los Heroes 108-104, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico; Ave Tamaulipas 103 9, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; Jojutla 65, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; Victoria 86 Interior 106, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; Calle Arbol 4508, Col Chapalita, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; 6094 Fraccionamiento Puerta, Boulevard Puerta de Hierro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Vallarta 6503, Ciudad Granja, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Donato Guerra 227, Colonia Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; San Aristeo 2323, Colonia Popular, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Las Cortes 2935, Barajas Villasenor, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; 2a Secc, Paseo Loma Ancha Colonias de San Javier, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Ave Lopez de Legaspi 2439, Colonia Lopez, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; c/o DISPOSITIVOS INDUSTRIALES DINAMICOS, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o SCUADRA FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o TECNOLOGIA OPTIMA CORPORATIVA S. DE R.L. DE C.V.; c/o DISTRIBUIDORA LIFE, S.A.; c/o EL PALOMAR CAR WASH, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o DISTRIBUIDORA MEDICA HOSPITALARIA, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GEOFARMA S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GRUPO COMERCIAL SAN BLAS, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GRUPO F Y F MEDICAL INTERNACIONAL DE EQUIPOS; c/o PUNTO FARMACEUTICO S.A. DE C.V.; DOB 20 Jun 1952; POB Mexico; Passport 94330015931 (Mexico); alt. Passport GO1814955 (Mexico); alt. Passport 05140035482 (Mexico); alt. Passport 07140276330 (Mexico); VisaNumberID GDL000506209 (Mexico)(individual) [SDNTK]

FIGUEROA, Edward (a.k.a. FERNANDEZ GOMEZ, Ernesto; a.k.a. FIGUERO GOMEZ, Hassein Eduardo; a.k.a. FIGUEROA GOMEZ, Hassein Eduardo), Las Cortes 2935, Barajas Villasenor, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Paseo de los Bosquez 115, El Palomar, Jalisco, Mexico; Benito Juarez, Valentin Gomez Farias 120A, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Puerta de Hierro 5594, Colonia Puerta de Hierro, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Donato Guerra 227, Colonia Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; San Aristeo 2323, Colonia Popular, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Acueducto 2200, Casa 2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pinos 330-2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Marina Heights Tower Penthouse 4902 , Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; c/o DESARROLLOS INMOBILIARIOS CITADEL, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o DESARROLLOS TURISTICOS FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o SCUADRA FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o UNION ABARROTERO DE JALISCO S.C. DE R.L. DE C.V.; c/o EL
PALOMAR CAR WASH, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o FORTIA BAJA SUR, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GEOFARMA S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GRUPO
COMERCIAL SAN BLAS, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GRUPO F Y F MEDICAL INTERNACIONAL DE EQUIPOS; c/o PROMOCIONES CITADEL, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o PUNTO FARMACEUTICO S.A. DE C.V.; c/o DESARROLLO ARQUITECTONICO FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; DOB 9 May 1973; alt. DOB 10 May 1973; POB Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Passport 01140311083 (Mexico); alt. Passport 6140103492 (Mexico); alt. Passport 96340014324 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

FORTIA BAJA SUR, S.A. DE C.V., Calzada Fresnos No 70-A, Int. 102, Col. Ciudad Granja, Zapopan, Jalisco 45010, Mexico; Comerciantes No. 5395, Int. 11, Col. Jardines de Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco 45030, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 39854 (Mexico); R.F.C. FBS0710126M0 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

GEOFARMA S.A. DE C.V., Colonias No. 269, Guadalajara, Jalisco 44100, Mexico; Calle Nueva York No. 304, Col. Napoles, Benito Juarez, Mexico City, Distrito Federal 03810, Mexico; Wisconsin No. 68, Col. Napoles, Benito Juarez, Mexico City, Distrito Federal 03810, Mexico; Uno No. 110, Col. Revoluciones, Boca Del Rio, Veracruz 94296, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 265072 (Mexico); R.F.C. GEO000810UD5 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

GRUPO COMERCIAL SAN BLAS, S.A. DE C.V., Colonias 269 , Guadalajara, Jalisco 44160, Mexico; Avenida Vallarta Edif. Concentro, No. 6503, Piso 16, Ciudad Granja, Zapopan, Jalisco 45010, Mexico; Homero No. 418, Sexto Piso, Col. Polanco, Del Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal 11570, Mexico; Benjamin Hill No. 178, Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Distrito Federal 06140, Mexico; Vicente Guerrero No. 1261, Colonia Molino de Parra, Municipio Morelia, Michoacan 58010, Mexico; Avenida Vallarta #6503, Torre Corey, Piso 16, Col. Ciudad Granja, Zapopan, Jalisco 45010, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 251184 (Mexico); R.F.C. GCS9903264U1 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

GRUPO F Y F MEDICAL INTERNACIONAL DE EQUIPOS, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 290199 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

PROMOCIONES CITADEL, S.A. DE C.V., Calzada del Fresnos 70-A , Desp. 104, Col. Granja, Zapopan, Jalisco 45010, Mexico; Avenida Miguel Hidalgo Manzana 47, Lote 11, Local – A, Colonia Reg. 92, Benito Juarez,
Quintana Roo 77516, Mexico; R.F.C. PCI071012KB2 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

PUNTO FARMACEUTICO S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 258473 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

SCUADRA FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V., Paseo De Las Lomas No. 90, El Colli Ejidal, Zapopan, Jalisco 45070, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 13537 (Mexico); R.F.C. SFO011205UJ8 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

TECNOLOGIA OPTIMA CORPORATIVA S. DE R.L. DE C.V., Vereda de la Codorniz, No. 100, Col. Coto Cataluna, Puerta de Hierro, Zapopan, Jalisco 45110, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 44444 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

UNION ABARROTERO DE JALISCO S.C. DE R.L. DE C.V., Avenida Lazaro Cardenas No. 3446-14 , Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 17656 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

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Treasury Designates Major Mexican Chemical Traffickers

4/12/2012
​Major Methamphetamine Supply Route Targeted with Today’s Action

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated Ezio Benjamin Figueroa Vasquez and his son, Hassein Eduardo Figueroa Gomez, as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for their significant role in international narcotics trafficking, as well as 16 of their companies in Mexico and Panama. The Kingpin Act prohibits U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with these individuals and entities, and it freezes any assets the designees may have under U.S. jurisdiction.

Figueroa Vasquez and Figueroa Gomez lead an international precursor chemical trafficking organization responsible for the diversion and importation of multi-ton quantities of pseudoephedrine and ephedrine from Europe and sub-Saharan Africa into Mexico. The organization distributes these precursor materials to major Mexican drug trafficking organizations which manufacture methamphetamine in Mexico for ultimate distribution in the United States.

“Working closely with the Government of Mexico, OFAC is today sanctioning two significant traffickers who for years circumvented Mexican drug control laws to import massive amounts of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine into Mexico,” said OFAC Director Adam J. Szubin. “Together with our colleagues in the U.S. and Mexican governments, we will continue to target the activities of these criminals and other precursor chemical networks.”

On November 2, 2011, Figueroa Vasquez and Figueroa Gomez were indicted by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia. They are accused of conspiring to commit money laundering in connection with their alleged precursor chemical trafficking. The indictment was unsealed on April 11, 2012.

In September 2011, Mexican authorities arrested Figueroa Vasquez, and he remains in Mexican custody today. The 16 companies designated today in Mexico and Panama range in business activities from real estate and construction to pharmaceutical activity. Among these companies are Mexico City-based pharmaceutical companies Geofarma, S.A. de C.V. and Distribuidora Medica Hospitalaria, S.A. de C.V. as well as Guadalajara-based construction and housing development companies Promociones Citadel, S.A. de C.V. and Desarrollo Arquitectonico Fortia, S.A. de C.V.

Today’s action would not have been possible without key support from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. The Government of Belgium also assisted OFAC in this action. This cooperation is part of a global effort to interdict Mexican drug trafficking organizations’ access to materials needed for the illicit production of methamphetamine.

“This organization for years served as a major facilitator on behalf of some of the most violent, brutal Mexico-based drug networks in the world,” said DEA Chief of Financial Operations John Arvanitis. “The biggest cartels in the world rely on organizations like this one to secure huge amounts of precursor chemicals like ephedrine and pseudoephedrine to produce massive amounts of meth that ends up in communities across the United States. Using every tool at our disposal, such as this Treasury designation, will go a long way towards ensuring that this organization is dismantled.”

Pursuant to the Kingpin Act, the Treasury Department has designated more than 1,000 individuals and entities linked to 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 up to $5 million. Criminal fines for corporations may reach $10 million. Other individuals 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.

To view a chart of the Figueroa Vasquez network, click here

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