OFAC: Counter Narcotics Removals​​;​ Counter Terrorism Removals; Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations Removals

April 30, 2013

U.S. Department of the Treasury on April 30, 2013 released the following:

“OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL

Specially Designated Nationals List Update
The following deletions have been made to OFAC’s SDN List:

MORENO BERNAL, Luz Marina, c/o PROMOTORA HOTELERA LTDA, Bogota, Colombia; DOB 02 Jul 1955; POB Bogota, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 41703570 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK].

DIAZ HERRERA, Jose Ricuarte, c/o PROMOTORA HOTELERA LTDA, Bogota, Colombia; DOB 16 Aug 1958; POB Venecia, Cundinamarca, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 79263544 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK].

PROMOTORA HOTELERA LTDA (a.k.a. COMERCIAL PROMOTELES), Calle 114 No. 9-01, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 8300125383 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

COMERCIAL PROMOTELES (a.k.a. PROMOTORA HOTELERA LTDA), Calle 114 No. 9-01, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 8300125383 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

ARBOLEDA ARROYAVE, Pedro Nicholas (a.k.a. ARBOLEDA ARROYAVE, Pedro Nicolas), c/o DEPOSITO POPULAR DE DROGAS S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS CONDOR LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; c/o D’CACHE S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o CREDIREBAJA S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o FUNDASER, Cali, Colombia; DOB 23 Jun 1957; Cedula No. 16602372 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

ARBOLEDA ARROYAVE, Pedro Nicolas (a.k.a. ARBOLEDA ARROYAVE, Pedro Nicholas), c/o DEPOSITO POPULAR DE DROGAS S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS CONDOR LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; c/o D’CACHE S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o CREDIREBAJA S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o FUNDASER, Cali, Colombia; DOB 23 Jun 1957; Cedula No. 16602372 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

RUEDA FAJARDO, Herberth Gonzalo, c/o FARMACOOP, Bogota, Colombia; c/o LABORATORIOS GENERICOS VETERINARIOS, Bogota, Colombia; c/o LABORATORIOS KRESSFOR DE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 06 Oct 1964; Cedula No. 12126395 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

CUECA VILLARAGA, Hernan, c/o DROGAS LA REBAJA BOGOTA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; Cedula No. 11352426 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

DUQUE MARTINEZ, Maria Consuelo (a.k.a. DUQUE DE GIRALDO, Maria Consuelo), c/o LABORATORIOS KRESSFOR DE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o FARMACOOP, Bogota, Colombia; DOB 19 May 1955; Cedula No. 41716296 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

DUQUE DE GIRALDO, Maria Consuelo (a.k.a. DUQUE MARTINEZ, Maria Consuelo), c/o LABORATORIOS KRESSFOR DE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o FARMACOOP, Bogota, Colombia; DOB 19 May 1955; Cedula No. 41716296 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

FERNANDEZ LUNA, Tiberio, c/o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS CONDOR S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o COPSERVIR LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; c/o LABORATORIOS BLANCO PHARMA DE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 03 Nov 1960; Cedula No. 93286690 (Colombia); Passport AE956843 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

LEAL FLOREZ, Luis Alejandro, c/o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS CONDOR S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o COINTERCOS S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o FIDUSER LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; COSMEPOP, Bogota, Colombia; LATINA DE COSMETICOS Y DISTRIBUCIONES S.A., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 12 Sep 1961; Cedula No. 7217432 (Colombia); Passport 7217432 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

NAIZAQUE PUENTES, Jose de Jesus, c/o COINTERCOS S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o LABORATORIOS BLAIMAR DE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o COSMEPOP, Bogota, Colombia; Calle 58A S 80C-31, Bogota, Colombia; DOB 12 Mar 1956; Cedula No. 19348370 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

RAMIREZ SUAREZ, Luis Carlos (a.k.a. RAMIREZ SUARES, Luis Carlos), c/o DROGAS LA REBAJA BUCARAMANGA S.A., Bucaramanga, Colombia; c/o COPSERVIR LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 15 May 1952; Cedula No. 19164938 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

RAMIREZ SUARES, Luis Carlos (a.k.a. RAMIREZ SUAREZ, Luis Carlos), c/o DROGAS LA REBAJA BUCARAMANGA S.A., Bucaramanga, Colombia; c/o COPSERVIR LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 15 May 1952; Cedula No. 19164938 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

VEGA, Rosalba, c/o BONOMERCAD S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o PATENTES MARCAS Y REGISTROS S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o SHARPER S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o GLAJAN S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o DECAFARMA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o GENERICOS ESPECIALES S.A., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 22 Sep 1955; Cedula No. 21132758 (Colombia); Passport 21132758 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

CELIS PEREZ, Alexander, c/o DROCARD S.A., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 16 Feb 1973; Cedula No. 79620931 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

DUQUE MARTINEZ, Diego Fernando, c/o GENERICOS ESPECIALES S.A., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 31 Jan 1972; Cedula No. 8191760 (Colombia); Passport 8191760 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

GAMEZ CIFUENTES, Norma Lucero, c/o DROCARD S.A., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 22 Jan 1958; Cedula No. 41674484 (Colombia); Passport 41674484 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

PEREZ GOMEZ, Stella, c/o ASESORIAS ECONOMICAS MUNOZ SANTACOLOMA E.U., Cali, Colombia; c/o CONTACTEL COMUNICACIONES S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o DISTRIBUIDORA SANAR DE COLOMBIA S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o COPSERVIR LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; c/o PROVIDA E.U., Cali, Colombia; DOB 26 Jun 1960; Cedula No. 31848468 (Colombia); Passport 31848468 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

PACHECO, Rosa Elena, c/o LEMOFAR LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 02 Jan 1958; Cedula No. 36162233 (Colombia); Passport 36162233 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

KHOSHNEVIS, Hessam (a.k.a. KHOSH, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesaam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSHNVIS, Hassan; a.k.a. KHOUCHNOYESS, Hussam); nationality Iran; Passport A0023862 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR].

KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesam (a.k.a. KHOSH, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesaam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hessam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSHNVIS, Hassan; a.k.a. KHOUCHNOYESS, Hussam); nationality Iran; Passport A0023862 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR].

KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesaam (a.k.a. KHOSH, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hessam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSHNVIS, Hassan; a.k.a. KHOUCHNOYESS, Hussam); nationality Iran; Passport A0023862 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR].

KHOSHNEVIS, Hesam (a.k.a. KHOSH, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesaam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hessam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSHNVIS, Hassan; a.k.a. KHOUCHNOYESS, Hussam); nationality Iran; Passport A0023862 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR].

KHOSHNVIS, Hassan (a.k.a. KHOSH, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesaam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hessam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOUCHNOYESS, Hussam); nationality Iran; Passport A0023862 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR].

KHOSH, Hussam (a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesaam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hessam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSHNVIS, Hassan; a.k.a. KHOUCHNOYESS, Hussam); nationality Iran; Passport A0023862 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR].

KHOSHNEVIS, Hussam (a.k.a. KHOSH, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesaam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hessam; a.k.a. KHOSHNVIS, Hassan; a.k.a. KHOUCHNOYESS, Hussam); nationality Iran; Passport A0023862 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR].

KHOUCHNOYESS, Hussam (a.k.a. KHOSH, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesaam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSH-NEVIS, Hesam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hessam; a.k.a. KHOSHNEVIS, Hussam; a.k.a. KHOSHNVIS, Hassan); nationality Iran; Passport A0023862 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR].”

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Treasury Places Sanctions On Wife and Son of Sinaloa Cartel Leader

June 7, 2012

The Wall Street Journal on June 7, 2012 released the following:

“By Samuel Rubenfeld

The U.S. Treasury Department said Thursday it slapped sanctions on two key operatives of the Sinaloa drug cartel.

Kingpin Act sanctions were placed on Maria Alajandrina Salazar Hernandez and Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, the wife and son of drug “Chapo” Guzman, who leads the Sinaloa cartel, Treasury said.

“Today marks the sixth time in the past year that OFAC has targeted and exposed operatives of the Chapo Guzman organization,” said Adam Szubin, director of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, in a statement.

Guzman and the Sinaloa cartel were identified by the president as foreign narcotics traffickers under the Kingpin Act in 2001 and 2009, the statement said. Guzman and his son were indicted in the U.S. on multiple drug trafficking charges in August 2009.

Salazar provides support to the drug activities of her husband and the cartel more broadly, Treasury said.

“This action builds on Treasury’s aggressive efforts, alongside its law enforcement partners, to target individuals who facilitate Chapo Guzman’s drug trafficking operations and to pursue the eventual dismantlement of his organization, which is culpable in untold violence,” Szubin said.

The action freezes their assets and prohibits anyone from doing business with them. Treasury said OFAC has placed Kingpin Act sanctions on more than 1,100 businesses and individuals linked to 97 drug lords since June 2000.”

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Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers named under the Kingpin Act [SDNTK] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on June 7, 2012

June 7, 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:

GUZMAN LOERA, Alfredo (a.k.a. GUZMAN SALAZAR, Alejandro; a.k.a. GUZMAN SALAZAR, Jesus Alfredo), Cerrada Nayar No. 222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco 45050, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606 B, Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mango 2129, Colonia Paraisos del Colli, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle 3 De Mayo #16, Texcalame, Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Rincon del Abedul 126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Guadalupe #5105, Colonia Jardines Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Empresarios 35, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 May 1986; alt. DOB 17 May 1983; POB Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; C.U.R.P. GUSJ860517HJCZLS06 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

GUZMAN SALAZAR, Alejandro (a.k.a. GUZMAN LOERA, Alfredo; a.k.a. GUZMAN SALAZAR, Jesus Alfredo), Cerrada Nayar No. 222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco 45050, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606 B, Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mango 2129, Colonia Paraisos del Colli, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle 3 De Mayo #16, Texcalame, Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Rincon del Abedul 126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Guadalupe #5105, Colonia Jardines Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Empresarios 35, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 May 1986; alt. DOB 17 May 1983; POB Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; C.U.R.P. GUSJ860517HJCZLS06 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

GUZMAN SALAZAR, Jesus Alfredo (a.k.a. GUZMAN LOERA, Alfredo; a.k.a. GUZMAN SALAZAR, Alejandro), Cerrada Nayar No. 222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco 45050, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606 B, Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mango 2129, Colonia Paraisos del Colli, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle 3 De Mayo #16, Texcalame, Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Rincon del Abedul 126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Guadalupe #5105, Colonia Jardines Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Empresarios 35, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 May 1986; alt. DOB 17 May 1983; POB Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; C.U.R.P. GUSJ860517HJCZLS06 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

HERNANDEZ SALAZAR, Maria A (a.k.a. SALAZAR DE GUZMAN, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ DE GUZMAN, Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandra; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria Alejandrina), Avenida Nayar #222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pablo Neruda #4341-E9, Colonia Villa Universitaria, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle GK Chesterton #184, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Hidalgo 20 Naucalpan, Mexico City, DF, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606-B, Colonia Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Mexico; Avenida Manuel Acuna 2929 C-6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Mexico; Calle Herrera y Cairo 2800, Local C6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Rinconada del Abedul #126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Conchas Chinas Condominiums, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Central 1191-35, Condominio Malaga, Colonia Parques de la Castellana, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Local 9 Zona E, Plaza Universidad, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 Jul 1958; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. SAHA580717MSLLRL07 (Mexico); Passport 140302262 (Mexico); R.F.C. SAHA580717AP6 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

SALAZAR DE GUZMAN, Alejandrina (a.k.a. HERNANDEZ SALAZAR, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ DE GUZMAN, Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandra; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria Alejandrina), Avenida Nayar #222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pablo Neruda #4341-E9, Colonia Villa Universitaria, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle GK Chesterton #184, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Hidalgo 20 Naucalpan, Mexico City, DF, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606-B, Colonia Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Mexico; Avenida Manuel Acuna 2929 C-6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Mexico; Calle Herrera y Cairo 2800, Local C6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Rinconada del Abedul #126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Conchas Chinas Condominiums, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Central 1191-35, Condominio Malaga, Colonia Parques de la Castellana, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Local 9 Zona E, Plaza Universidad, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 Jul 1958; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. SAHA580717MSLLRL07 (Mexico); Passport 140302262 (Mexico); R.F.C. SAHA580717AP6 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

SALAZAR HERNANDEZ DE GUZMAN, Maria (a.k.a. HERNANDEZ SALAZAR, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR DE GUZMAN, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandra; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria Alejandrina), Avenida Nayar #222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pablo Neruda #4341-E9, Colonia Villa Universitaria, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle GK Chesterton #184, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Hidalgo 20 Naucalpan, Mexico City, DF, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606-B, Colonia Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Mexico; Avenida Manuel Acuna 2929 C-6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Mexico; Calle Herrera y Cairo 2800, Local C6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Rinconada del Abedul #126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Conchas Chinas Condominiums, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Central 1191-35, Condominio Malaga, Colonia Parques de la Castellana, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Local 9 Zona E, Plaza Universidad, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 Jul 1958; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. SAHA580717MSLLRL07 (Mexico); Passport 140302262 (Mexico); R.F.C. SAHA580717AP6 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandra (a.k.a. HERNANDEZ SALAZAR, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR DE GUZMAN, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ DE GUZMAN, Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria Alejandrina), Avenida Nayar #222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pablo Neruda #4341-E9, Colonia Villa Universitaria, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle GK Chesterton #184, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Hidalgo 20 Naucalpan, Mexico City, DF, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606-B, Colonia Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Mexico; Avenida Manuel Acuna 2929 C-6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Mexico; Calle Herrera y Cairo 2800, Local C6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Rinconada del Abedul #126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Conchas Chinas Condominiums, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Central 1191-35, Condominio Malaga, Colonia Parques de la Castellana, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Local 9 Zona E, Plaza Universidad, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 Jul 1958; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. SAHA580717MSLLRL07 (Mexico); Passport 140302262 (Mexico); R.F.C. SAHA580717AP6 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina (a.k.a. HERNANDEZ SALAZAR, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR DE GUZMAN, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ DE GUZMAN, Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandra; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria Alejandrina), Avenida Nayar #222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pablo Neruda #4341-E9, Colonia Villa Universitaria, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle GK Chesterton #184, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Hidalgo 20 Naucalpan, Mexico City, DF, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606-B, Colonia Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Mexico; Avenida Manuel Acuna 2929 C-6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Mexico; Calle Herrera y Cairo 2800, Local C6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Rinconada del Abedul #126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Conchas Chinas Condominiums, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Central 1191-35, Condominio Malaga, Colonia Parques de la Castellana, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Local 9 Zona E, Plaza Universidad, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 Jul 1958; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. SAHA580717MSLLRL07 (Mexico); Passport 140302262 (Mexico); R.F.C. SAHA580717AP6 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina Maria (a.k.a. HERNANDEZ SALAZAR, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR DE GUZMAN, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ DE GUZMAN, Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandra; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria Alejandrina), Avenida Nayar #222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pablo Neruda #4341-E9, Colonia Villa Universitaria, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle GK Chesterton #184, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Hidalgo 20 Naucalpan, Mexico City, DF, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606-B, Colonia Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Mexico; Avenida Manuel Acuna 2929 C-6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Mexico; Calle Herrera y Cairo 2800, Local C6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Rinconada del Abedul #126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Conchas Chinas Condominiums, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Central 1191-35, Condominio Malaga, Colonia Parques de la Castellana, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Local 9 Zona E, Plaza Universidad, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 Jul 1958; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. SAHA580717MSLLRL07 (Mexico); Passport 140302262 (Mexico); R.F.C. SAHA580717AP6 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria A (a.k.a. HERNANDEZ SALAZAR, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR DE GUZMAN, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ DE GUZMAN, Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandra; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria Alejandrina), Avenida Nayar #222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pablo Neruda #4341-E9, Colonia Villa Universitaria, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle GK Chesterton #184, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Hidalgo 20 Naucalpan, Mexico City, DF, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606-B, Colonia Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Mexico; Avenida Manuel Acuna 2929 C-6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Mexico; Calle Herrera y Cairo 2800, Local C6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Rinconada del Abedul #126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Conchas Chinas Condominiums, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Central 1191-35, Condominio Malaga, Colonia Parques de la Castellana, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Local 9 Zona E, Plaza Universidad, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 Jul 1958; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. SAHA580717MSLLRL07 (Mexico); Passport 140302262 (Mexico); R.F.C. SAHA580717AP6 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria Alejandrina (a.k.a. HERNANDEZ SALAZAR, Maria A; a.k.a. SALAZAR DE GUZMAN, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ DE GUZMAN, Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandra; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Alejandrina Maria; a.k.a. SALAZAR HERNANDEZ, Maria A), Avenida Nayar #222, Colonia Ciudad del Sol, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pablo Neruda #4341-E9, Colonia Villa Universitaria, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Mexico Independiente #733, Colonia Conjunto Patria, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle GK Chesterton #184, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Hidalgo 20 Naucalpan, Mexico City, DF, Mexico; Calle Quebec 606-B, Colonia Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Mexico; Avenida Manuel Acuna 2929 C-6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Mexico; Calle Herrera y Cairo 2800, Local C6, Fraccionamiento Terranova, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Rinconada del Abedul #126, Colonia Rinconada Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Conchas Chinas Condominiums, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Central 1191-35, Condominio Malaga, Colonia Parques de la Castellana, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Local 9 Zona E, Plaza Universidad, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 17 Jul 1958; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. SAHA580717MSLLRL07 (Mexico); Passport 140302262 (Mexico); R.F.C. SAHA580717AP6 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

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Treasury Targets Operatives of Sinaloa Cartel

6/7/2012

Sanctions directed against a Son and Wife of Chapo Guzman Loera

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of two key Sinaloa Cartel operatives, Maria Alejandrina Salazar Hernandez and Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, a wife and son of drug lord Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman Loera, respectively. Today’s action, pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act), prohibits U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with these two individuals, and also freezes any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction.

“Today marks the sixth time in the past year that OFAC has targeted and exposed operatives of the Chapo Guzman organization,” said OFAC Director Adam J. Szubin. “This action builds on Treasury’s aggressive efforts, alongside its law enforcement partners, to target individuals who facilitate Chapo Guzman’s drug trafficking operations and to pursue the eventual dismantlement of his organization, which is culpable in untold violence.”

OFAC is designating Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar and Maria Alejandrina Salazar Hernandez for their roles in the operations of Guzman Loera’s drug trafficking organization and the Sinaloa Cartel. Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, along with his father Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman Loera, was indicted on multiple drug trafficking charges in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in August 2009. Maria Alejandrina Salazar Hernandez provides material support to the drug trafficking activities of her husband Guzman Loera and the Sinaloa Cartel.

Guzman Loera and the Sinaloa Cartel were identified by the President as significant foreign narcotics traffickers pursuant to the Kingpin Act in 2001 and 2009, respectively.

Today’s action would not have been possible without the key support of the Drug Enforcement Administration as well as that of the ICE Homeland Security Investigations directorate.

Internationally, OFAC has designated more than 1,100 businesses and individuals linked to 97 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 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.

To view a chart of the Chapo Guzman organization, see

060712 Chart of Chapo Guzman Organization.pdf

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Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficking Kingpin [SDNTK] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on May 8, 2012

May 8, 2012

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

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

EL CHAPITO (a.k.a. GUZMAN SALAZAR, Archivaldo Ivan; a.k.a. GUZMAN SALAZAR, Ivan Archibaldo; a.k.a. GUZMAN SALAZAR, Ivan Archivaldo), Mexico; DOB 2 Oct 1980; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico (individual) [SDNTK]

EL FLACO (a.k.a. SALGUEIRO NEVAREZ, Noel), Mexico; DOB 6 Jun 1969; POB Chihuahua, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico (individual) [SDNTK]

GUZMAN LOPEZ, Ovidio, Mexico; DOB 29 Mar 1990; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. GULO900329HSLZPV09 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

GUZMAN SALAZAR, Archivaldo Ivan (a.k.a. GUZMAN SALAZAR, Ivan Archibaldo; a.k.a. GUZMAN SALAZAR, Ivan Archivaldo; a.k.a. “EL CHAPITO”), Mexico; DOB 2 Oct 1980; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico (individual) [SDNTK]

GUZMAN SALAZAR, Ivan Archibaldo (a.k.a. GUZMAN SALAZAR, Archivaldo Ivan; a.k.a. GUZMAN SALAZAR, Ivan Archivaldo; a.k.a. “EL CHAPITO”), Mexico; DOB 2 Oct 1980; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico (individual) [SDNTK]

GUZMAN SALAZAR, Ivan Archivaldo (a.k.a. GUZMAN SALAZAR, Archivaldo Ivan; a.k.a. GUZMAN SALAZAR, Ivan Archibaldo; a.k.a. “EL CHAPITO”), Mexico; DOB 2 Oct 1980; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico (individual) [SDNTK]

LIMON SANCHEZ, Ovidio, Calle Plan de Iguala #2951, Colonia Emiliano Zapata, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 24 Jul 1968; alt. DOB 24 Jun 1968; alt. DOB 16 Oct 1962; POB Badiraguato, Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. LISO680724HSLMNV03 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

SALGUEIRO NEVAREZ, Noel (a.k.a. “EL FLACO”), Mexico; DOB 6 Jun 1969; POB Chihuahua, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico (individual) [SDNTK]

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Treasury Targets Leading Figures of Sinaloa Cartel

5/8/2012
Action Includes Sanctions against Two of Chapo Guzman’s Sons

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of four key Sinaloa Cartel operatives, including two sons of Sinaloa drug lord Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman Loera. Today’s action, pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act), prohibits U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with these four individuals, and also freezes any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction.

OFAC is designating Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar and Ovidio Guzman Lopez for their roles in their father’s drug trafficking organization and the Sinaloa Cartel. In 2005, Mexican authorities arrested Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar on money laundering charges, but he was later released. Ovidio Guzman Lopez also plays a significant role in his father’s drug trafficking activities. Noel Salgueiro Nevarez is the head of the Sinaloa Cartel in the Mexican state of Chihuahua where a bloody turf war has claimed the lives of thousands. Mexican authorities arrested him in October 2011, and he remains in Mexican custody. Ovidio Limon Sanchez, also currently in Mexican custody, is a major operative for the Sinaloa Cartel in Sinaloa state. He was arrested in November 2011 by Mexican authorities. Additionally, in 2009, a jury in the U.S. District for the Central District of California returned an indictment against Ovidio Limon Sanchez, charging him with multiple counts of drug trafficking.

“OFAC will aggressively target those individuals who facilitate Chapo Guzman’s drug trafficking operations, including family members,” said OFAC Director Adam J. Szubin. “With the Government of Mexico, we are firm in our resolve to dismantle Chapo Guzman’s drug trafficking organization.”

Joaquin Guzman Loera and the Sinaloa Cartel were previously identified by the President as significant foreign narcotics traffickers pursuant to the Kingpin Act in 2001 and 2009, respectively.

Today’s action would not have been possible without the support of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). “In order to put organizations like the Sinaloa Cartel out of business, we must continue to utilize every tool available to ensure that these criminal groups and their associates cannot exploit the U.S. financial system,” said DEA Chief of Financial Operations John Arvanitis. “DEA is attacking the Sinaloa Cartel and other organizations at every level like never before, so they are put out of business and their leaders are brought to justice.”

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 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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U.S. considers Venezuela’s incoming defense chief a drug ‘kingpin’

January 9, 2012
Gen. Henry Rangel Silva
The United States added Gen. Henry Rangel Silva to its drug “kingpin” list in 2008.

CNN on January 7, 2012 released the following:

“By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has tapped a leading general accused by the United States of being a drug “kingpin” to be the country’s new defense minister.

Gen. Henry Rangel Silva will replace Carlos Mata Figueroa, according to the state-run AVN news agency. Chavez, who called Rangel a “good soldier,” made the announcement Friday in the central city of Guanare, the agency reported.

The United States added Rangel to its kingpin list in 2008 for allegedly providing support to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, commonly known as the FARC.

A statement from the Treasury Department then said that the general “materially assisted the narcotics trafficking activities of the FARC,” and pushed for more cooperation between the Venezuelan government and the leftist rebels.

Since 2003, the U.S. government has considered the FARC a “significant foreign narcotics trafficker.”

The action froze whatever assets Rangel may have under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibited citizens from doing business with him.

He is not the only Venezuelan official designated by the United States as a drug kingpin.

In September, the Treasury Department added lawmaker Freddy Bernal — a Chavez loyalist — and three other officials to the list.

All were accused of allegedly providing support to the FARC, which has been at war with the Colombian government since the 1960s. While severely weakened in recent years, the guerrilla group continues to carry out kidnappings and attack security forces.”

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OFAC SDNTK DESIGNATION APRIL 20, 2011

April 20, 2011

Attorney Douglas McNabb discusses today’s designation of the leaders of Kongra-Gel as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers under the Kingpin Act (SDNTK).

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OFAC SDN List – Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa

February 23, 2011

Douglas McNabb discusses the placement of Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa on the OFAC SDN List. He also discusses whether OFAC SDN List Removal is a possibility.

Cifuentes Villa Drug Trafficking Organization – People
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OFAC SDNTK – Foreign Narcotics Kingpin List

February 18, 2011

New Ansari Network

Douglas McNabb discussed today’s OFAC designation of Afghanistan and U.A.E. individuals and businesses.

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9 Individuals and 7 Entities Designated by OFAC

February 18, 2011

New Ansari Network

As of today, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 9 individuals and 7 entities on the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List). Placement on the SDN List acts as a freeze on any U.S. financial assets the individuals or entities may have. More significantly, if the individuals or entities have assets in a U.S. foreign correspondent bank (a foreign bank with financial ties to the U.S.), those assets are frozen as well.

An SDN designation is the means by which the U.S. government uses to block individuals or entities from accessing any funds that may conceivably enter, or already exist, in the U.S. financial system. Further, those under U.S. jurisdiction, such as a person or corporation, are forbidden from engaging in any transaction with those designated.

The individuals and entities today were designated under “SDNTK.” Meaning, OFAC believes they are involved in narcotics dealings and has designated them under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. OFAC may also designate alleged narcotics traffickers under Executive Order 12978, however those designations target individuals and entities from Columbia. If designated under Order 12978, the individual or entity will be designated under “SDNT.”

The individuals designated as of today include:

AZIMI, Haji Mohammad Rafi (a.k.a. AZIMI, Haji Muhammad Rafi; a.k.a. RAFI, Abdul);

BARAKZAI ANSARI, Haji Abdullah (a.k.a. ANSARI, Haji Abdullah; a.k.a. BARAKZAI, Haji Abdullah);

HAJI ABDUL QAYOUM, Eissa Jan (a.k.a. HAJI ABDUL QAYOUM, Eisa Jan; a.k.a. HAJI ABDUL QAYOUM, Eisa Jon);

HAKIMI, Ahmad Shah;

JAN, Haji Mohammad (a.k.a. BIN KUL MOHAMMED, Mohammad Jan);

KHAN, Haji Mohammad;

MOHAMMAD AFZAL, Rahmatullah;

NOOR, Haji Mohammad (a.k.a. MOHAMED KOL, Mohammed Noor; a.k.a. MOHAMMED KUL, Mohammed Nour);

NOORULLAH, Haji;

The following entities have been added to the SDN List as of today:

AHMAD SHAH MONEY EXCHANGE (a.k.a. AHMAD SHAH HAKIMI MONEY EXCHANGE; a.k.a. HAKIMI MONEY EXCHANGE; a.k.a. SHAH HAKIMI MONEY EXCHANGE) (Afghanistan);

AL ADAL EXCHANGE (United Arab Emirates);

CONNECT TELECOM GENERAL TRADING LLC (United Arab Emirates);

GREEN LEAF GENERAL TRADING LLC (f.k.a. GREEN LEAF TRADING LLC) (United Arab Emirates);

MUSHTAQ SHAHEEN CONSTRUCTION AND ROADMAKING COMPANY (a.k.a. MUSHTAQ SHAHEEN LTD) (Afghanistan);

NEW ANSARI LTD (Afghanistan);

NEW ANSARI MONEY EXCHANGE (a.k.a. NAWI ANSARI LTD; a.k.a. NEW ANSARI COMPANY; a.k.a. NEW ANSARI MONEY SERVICES PROVIDER) (Afghanistan).

View OFAC’s press release here.

Removal from the SDN List is possible, but it requires complex litigation and may take several years.

Douglas McNabb and other members of the firm practice and write extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Litigation, International Extradition and OFAC SDN Litigation.

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U.S. Treasury Designates Lebanese Canadian Bank Sal as a “Primary Money Laundering Concern”

February 10, 2011

The U.S. Treasury Department says the Lebanese Canadian Bank SAL together with its subsidiaries (LCB) has laundered hundreds of millions of dollars for a drug trafficking group with ties to Hezbollah, which Washington considers a terrorist organization.

The Treasury Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration say Lebanese Canadian Bank SAL has been designated a “primary money laundering concern” for allegedly helping launder up to $200 million a month for a Lebanese-based drug smuggling group. The agencies say alleged drug kingpin Ayman Joumaa runs the ring.

LCB has been designated under Section 311 of the USA Patriot Act. Section 311 actions are distinct from designations brought by Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which are applied more broadly, prohibit transactions and trigger asset freezing obligations. For an overview of Section 311 of the USA Patriot Act, please click here.

Allegedly, Joumaa and his Lebanon-based drug trafficking and money laundering network, along with several other individuals, have used LCB to launder narcotics proceeds as part of this international money laundering network. On January 26, Treasury designated Joumaa along with nine individuals and 19 entities in his network as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act). Following today’s action by the Treasury, more individuals may soon face an OFAC SDN designation.

The Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) also today filed a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM), in which it proposes prohibiting U.S. financial institutions from opening or maintaining correspondent or payable-through accounts for LCB.

For a complete reading of the Treasury press release, please click here.

Douglas McNabb and other members of the firm practice and write extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Litigation, International Extradition and OFAC SDN Litigation.

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