U.S. Department of the Treasury – OFAC Sanctions Alleged Sinaloa Cartel Lieutenant Jose Rodrigo Arechiga Gamboa

January 13, 2014

The Wall Street Journal on January 8, 2014 released the following:

“By SAMUEL RUBENFELD

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control placed Kingpin Act sanctions on a senior lieutenant of the Sinaloa Cartel.

Jose Rodrigo Arechiga Gamboa, who is also known as Chino Antrax, controls Los Antrax, which provides security and protection for Ismael “Mayo” Zambada Garcia and his family, and is responsible for eliminating Mr. Zambada Garcia’s rivals, Treasury said.

Mr. Arechiga Gamboa also handles transport and logistics for Joaquin Guzman Loera, who leads the Sinaloa Cartel, Treasury said. In addition, he worked with a Sinaloa cartel lieutenant killed by Mexican authorities in December, Treasury said.

Mr. Arechiga Gamboa “represents the next generation of hyper violent drug traffickers,” said Adam Szubin, director of OFAC, in a statement.

Treasury said Mr. Arechiga Gamboa was charged Dec. 20 in a sealed indictment by a grand jury in the Southern District of California with two counts of narcotics trafficking violations. He was arrested 10 days later by Dutch authorities at an Amsterdam airport, and the indictment was unsealed Jan. 3, Treasury said. The U.S. is seeking his extradition.”

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Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficking Kingpin [SDNTK] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on May 7, 2013

May 7, 2013

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 list:

CASTRO VILLA, Luis Fernando (a.k.a. FLORES PACHECO, Cenobio; a.k.a. “CHECO”; a.k.a. “CHEKO”); DOB 13 Nov 1974; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

FLORES PACHECO, Cenobio (a.k.a. CASTRO VILLA, Luis Fernando; a.k.a. “CHECO”; a.k.a. “CHEKO”); DOB 13 Nov 1974; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

LOPEZ AISPURO, Armando; DOB 27 Oct 1969; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

NIEBLA GONZALEZ, Adelmo (a.k.a. NIEBLAS NAVA, Guillermo; a.k.a. “EL M”; a.k.a. “EL MEMO”); DOB 21 Dec 1958; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

NIEBLAS NAVA, Guillermo (a.k.a. NIEBLA GONZALEZ, Adelmo; a.k.a. “EL M”; a.k.a. “EL MEMO”); DOB 21 Dec 1958; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

PAEZ SOTO, Ramon Ignacio (a.k.a. “EL MORENO”; a.k.a. “PAEZ Nachillo”; a.k.a. “PAEZ, Nacho”); DOB 31 Jul 1973; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

RASCON RAMIREZ, Jose Javier (a.k.a. “EL KHADAFI”); DOB 24 Jul 1966; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

SABORI CISNEROS, Raul (a.k.a. “EL NEGRO”); DOB 07 Jul 1963; POB Baja California Norte, Mexico; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

SALAZAR RAMIREZ, Jesus Alfredo (a.k.a. “INDIO”; a.k.a. “MUNE”); DOB 24 Mar 1974; POB Chihuahua, Mexico; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

SOSA CANISALES, Felipe de Jesus (a.k.a. “EL GIGIO”; a.k.a. “GIO”); DOB 16 Jul 1968; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

“CHECO” (a.k.a. CASTRO VILLA, Luis Fernando; a.k.a. FLORES PACHECO, Cenobio; a.k.a. “CHEKO”); DOB 13 Nov 1974; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

“CHEKO” (a.k.a. CASTRO VILLA, Luis Fernando; a.k.a. FLORES PACHECO, Cenobio; a.k.a. “CHECO”); DOB 13 Nov 1974; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

“EL GIGIO” (a.k.a. SOSA CANISALES, Felipe de Jesus; a.k.a. “GIO”); DOB 16 Jul 1968; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

“EL KHADAFI” (a.k.a. RASCON RAMIREZ, Jose Javier); DOB 24 Jul 1966; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

“EL M” (a.k.a. NIEBLA GONZALEZ, Adelmo; a.k.a. NIEBLAS NAVA, Guillermo; a.k.a. “EL MEMO”); DOB 21 Dec 1958; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

“EL MEMO” (a.k.a. NIEBLA GONZALEZ, Adelmo; a.k.a. NIEBLAS NAVA, Guillermo; a.k.a. “EL M”); DOB 21 Dec 1958; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

“EL MORENO” (a.k.a. PAEZ SOTO, Ramon Ignacio; a.k.a. “PAEZ Nachillo”; a.k.a. “PAEZ, Nacho”); DOB 31 Jul 1973; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

“EL NEGRO” (a.k.a. SABORI CISNEROS, Raul); DOB 07 Jul 1963; POB Baja California Norte, Mexico; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

“GIO” (a.k.a. SOSA CANISALES, Felipe de Jesus; a.k.a. “EL GIGIO”); DOB 16 Jul 1968; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

“INDIO” (a.k.a. SALAZAR RAMIREZ, Jesus Alfredo; a.k.a. “MUNE”); DOB 24 Mar 1974; POB Chihuahua, Mexico; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

“MUNE” (a.k.a. SALAZAR RAMIREZ, Jesus Alfredo; a.k.a. “INDIO”); DOB 24 Mar 1974; POB Chihuahua, Mexico; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

“PAEZ Nachillo” (a.k.a. PAEZ SOTO, Ramon Ignacio; a.k.a. “EL MORENO”; a.k.a. “PAEZ, Nacho”); DOB 31 Jul 1973; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

“PAEZ, Nacho” (a.k.a. PAEZ SOTO, Ramon Ignacio; a.k.a. “EL MORENO”; a.k.a. “PAEZ Nachillo”); DOB 31 Jul 1973; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico (individual) [SDNTK].

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“Treasury Designates Sinaloa Cartel Plaza Bosses

5/7/2013
Action Targets Critical Drug Trafficking Corridor along the Arizona-Mexico Border
Controlled by the Sinaloa Cartel

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of eight Mexican nationals as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (SDNT) pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act). The eight individuals, Cenobio Flores Pacheco (a.k.a. “Luis Fernando Castro Villa”), Jesus Alfredo Salazar Ramirez, Guillermo Nieblas Nava (a.k.a. “Adelmo Niebla Gonzalez”), Ramon Ignacio Paez Soto, Felipe De Jesus Sosa Canisales, Armando Lopez Aispuro, Jose Javier Rascon Ramirez, and Raul Sabori Cisneros, all operate as plaza bosses for the Sinaloa Cartel.

Each of the eight plaza bosses operates as a Sinaloa Cartel leader within their specific area of operation along the Sonora-Arizona corridor of the U.S.-Mexico International Boundary, which extends for nearly 375 miles. The Sinaloa Cartel depends on the plaza bosses, leaders of a particular geographic area, along the corridor to coordinate, direct, and support the smuggling of illegal drugs from Mexico into the U.S. and the smuggling of illicit contraband from the U.S. into Mexico. Plaza bosses rely on violence to maintain their positions, using sicarios (hitmen) to control a specific geographic area. Since Arizona is contiguous with the U.S.-Mexico International Boundary, the Tucson and Phoenix metropolitan areas are major trans-shipment and distribution points for contraband smuggling out of and into Sonora, Mexico.

“Today’s designation marks another step in OFAC’s efforts to specifically target the narcotics traffickers responsible for the horrific acts of violence committed along the Arizona border with Mexico,” said OFAC Director Adam J. Szubin. “We will continue to work alongside our partners in federal law enforcement as well as the Mexican Government to financially cripple and dismantle the Sinaloa Cartel.”

The eight individuals designated today work on behalf of Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman Loera, and Ismael “Mayo” Zambada Garcia — the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel – as well as Gonzalo Inzunza Inzunza “Macho Prieto,” a top lieutenant of the Sinaloa Cartel. Mexican authorities have previously arrested Jesus Alfredo Salazar Ramirez, Ramon Ignacio Paez Soto, and Raul Sabori Cisneros. Today’s action generally prohibits U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with these designees, and also freezes any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction.

Today’s action would not have been possible without the support of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Joint Field Command-Arizona, U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Mexican authorities also provided essential support to OFAC.

“CBP’s Arizona Joint Field Command Targeting Enforcement Unit played a major role in dealing the Sinaloa-based drug cartel a financial blow that will undoubtedly affect their ability to operate as a criminal enterprise. The Arizona Joint Field Command’s Targeting Enforcement Unit has been and will continue to be a committed partner in the collective effort of denying, degrading and disrupting operations of criminal organizations,” said Jeff Self, Commander, CBP, Joint Field Command-Arizona.

“Diplomatic Security Service special agents worked in concert with our federal law enforcement partners to uncover evidence vital to designate these dangerous narcotics traffickers,” said Wes Weller, Special Agent in Charge of the DSS Los Angeles Field Office. “The traffickers threaten the safety and security of Americans along the Arizona border with Mexico, and must be brought to justice.”

“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 Special Agent in Charge Doug Coleman. “Today’s actions severely curtail the Sinaloa Cartel’s ability to use legitimate commerce to mask their illicit money laundering activities and reflect DEA’s global efforts to weaken its leadership and bring it to justice.”

Since June 2000 the President has identified 97 drug kingpins and OFAC has designated more than 1,200 businesses and individuals. 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 face up to 10 years in prison and fines for criminal violation of the Kingpin Act pursuant to Title 18 of the United States Code.

To view a chart of the Sinaloa Plaza Bosses’ organization, click here.”

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Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficking Kingpin [SDNTK] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on September 6, 2012

September 10, 2012

On September 6, 2012, 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 list:

LOPEZ PEREZ, Gricelda (a.k.a. LOPEZ PEREZ, Griselda Natividad; a.k.a. PEREZ ROJO, Karla), Cerro de las Siete Gotas #642, Fraccionamiento Colinas de San Miguel, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 19 Aug 1959; alt. DOB 30 Dec 1966; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; nationality Mexico; citizen Mexico; C.U.R.P. LOPG590819MSLPRR04 (Mexico); alt. C.U.R.P. LOPG661230MSLPRR04 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK].

LOPEZ PEREZ, Griselda Natividad (a.k.a. LOPEZ PEREZ, Gricelda; a.k.a. PEREZ ROJO, Karla), Cerro de las Siete Gotas #642, Fraccionamiento Colinas de San Miguel, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 19 Aug 1959; alt. DOB 30 Dec 1966; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; nationality Mexico; citizen Mexico; C.U.R.P. LOPG590819MSLPRR04 (Mexico); alt. C.U.R.P. LOPG661230MSLPRR04 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK].

PEREZ ROJO, Karla (a.k.a. LOPEZ PEREZ, Gricelda; a.k.a. LOPEZ PEREZ, Griselda Natividad), Cerro de las Siete Gotas #642, Fraccionamiento Colinas de San Miguel, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 19 Aug 1959; alt. DOB 30 Dec 1966; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; nationality Mexico; citizen Mexico; C.U.R.P. LOPG590819MSLPRR04 (Mexico); alt. C.U.R.P. LOPG661230MSLPRR04 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK].

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Treasury Targets the Second Wife of Chapo Guzman

9/6/2012
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of Griselda Lopez Perez, a wife of fugitive drug lord Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman Loera, who plays a key role in his drug trafficking organization. Today’s action, pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act), prohibits U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with this individual, and also freezes any assets she may have under U.S. jurisdiction.
“Today marks the third time in the past five months that OFAC has targeted family members who act on behalf of Chapo Guzman,” 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.”

“DEA and its partners are attacking Chapo Guzman’s drug trafficking operations at every level, using the law enforcement tools available to bring these criminals to justice,” said DEA Chief of Financial Operations John Arvanitis. “This is another strike against the brutal Sinaloa Cartel and Chapo’s wife, who has served as a major criminal facilitator on his behalf.”

OFAC is designating Griselda Lopez Perez for her role in the operations of Guzman Loera’s drug trafficking organization, including her efforts to assist Guzman Loera in evading justice. Additionally, Griselda Lopez Perez provides material support to the drug trafficking activities of her husband. Guzman Loera was identified by the President as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker pursuant to the Kingpin Act in 2001.

Today’s action would not have been possible without the key support of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The U.S. Customs and Border Protection also assisted with today’s action.

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, click here.”

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Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficking Kingpin [SDNTK] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on August 7, 2012

August 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:

BELIZE CHEMICALS (a.k.a. BELIZE CHEMICALS LIMITED; a.k.a. BELIZE CHEMICALS LTD.), 7292 George Price Blvd., P.O. Box 657, Belmopan, Belize; 10/12 Halfmoon Avenue, Belmopan City, Belize; Tax ID No. GST-SIG 000465 (Belize) [SDNTK].

BELIZE CHEMICALS LIMITED (a.k.a. BELIZE CHEMICALS; a.k.a. BELIZE CHEMICALS LTD.), 7292 George Price Blvd., P.O. Box 657, Belmopan, Belize; 10/12 Halfmoon Avenue, Belmopan City, Belize; Tax ID No. GST-SIG 000465 (Belize) [SDNTK].

BELIZE CHEMICALS LTD. (a.k.a. BELIZE CHEMICALS; a.k.a. BELIZE CHEMICALS LIMITED), 7292 George Price Blvd., P.O. Box 657, Belmopan, Belize; 10/12 Halfmoon Avenue, Belmopan City, Belize; Tax ID No. GST-SIG 000465 (Belize) [SDNTK].

CROWN PARADISE ENTERPRISES LTD. (a.k.a. CROWN PARADISE MARINA), 671 Ecumenical Drive, P.O. Box 64, Dangriga Town, Belize [SDNTK].

CROWN PARADISE MARINA (a.k.a. CROWN PARADISE ENTERPRISES LTD.), 671 Ecumenical Drive, P.O. Box 64, Dangriga Town, Belize [SDNTK].

D’S SUPERMARKET COMPANY LTD. (a.k.a. D’S SUPERSTORE), College Road, Corozal Town, Belize [SDNTK].

D’S SUPERSTORE (a.k.a. D’S SUPERMARKET COMPANY LTD.), College Road, Corozal Town, Belize [SDNTK].

MAYAN KING LIMITED (a.k.a. MAYAN KING LIMITED EXT.; a.k.a. MAYAN KING LTD.), Dangriga, Stann Creek District, Belize; 21 Mls South Stann Creek Road, Stann Creek District, P.O. Box 64, Dangriga, Belize; P.O. Box 64, Dangriga Town, Stann Creek, Belize; Tax ID No. GST-DGA 015476 (Belize) [SDNTK].

MAYAN KING LIMITED EXT. (a.k.a. MAYAN KING LIMITED; a.k.a. MAYAN KING LTD.), Dangriga, Stann Creek District, Belize; 21 Mls South Stann Creek Road, Stann Creek District, P.O. Box 64, Dangriga, Belize; P.O. Box 64, Dangriga Town, Stann Creek, Belize; Tax ID No. GST-DGA 015476 (Belize) [SDNTK].

MAYAN KING LTD. (a.k.a. MAYAN KING LIMITED; a.k.a. MAYAN KING LIMITED EXT.), Dangriga, Stann Creek District, Belize; 21 Mls South Stann Creek Road, Stann Creek District, P.O. Box 64, Dangriga, Belize; P.O. Box 64, Dangriga Town, Stann Creek, Belize; Tax ID No. GST-DGA 015476 (Belize) [SDNTK].

MID-SOUTH INVESTMENT (a.k.a. MIDSOUTH INVESTMENT LTD; a.k.a. MID-SOUTH INVESTMENTS LIMITED; a.k.a. MIDSOUTH INVESTMENTS LTD.), 135 Commerce Street, Dangriga, Stann Creek, Belize; 6 Arandas Crescent, Dangriga Town, Belize; P.O. Box 64, Dangriga, Stann Creek, Belize; 671 Ecumenical Dr, DAN, Belize [SDNTK].

MIDSOUTH INVESTMENT LTD (a.k.a. MIDSOUTH INVESTMENT; a.k.a. MID-SOUTH INVESTMENTS LIMITED; a.k.a. MIDSOUTH INVESTMENTS LTD.), 135 Commerce Street, Dangriga, Stann Creek, Belize; 6 Arandas Crescent, Dangriga Town, Belize; P.O. Box 64, Dangriga, Stann Creek, Belize; 671 Ecumenical Dr, DAN, Belize [SDNTK].

MID-SOUTH INVESTMENTS LIMITED (a.k.a. MID-SOUTH INVESTMENT; a.k.a. MIDSOUTH INVESTMENT LTD; a.k.a. MIDSOUTH INVESTMENTS LTD.), 135 Commerce Street, Dangriga, Stann Creek, Belize; 6 Arandas Crescent, Dangriga Town, Belize; P.O. Box 64, Dangriga, Stann Creek, Belize; 671 Ecumenical Dr, DAN, Belize [SDNTK].

MIDSOUTH INVESTMENTS LTD. (a.k.a. MIDSOUTH INVESTMENT; a.k.a. MIDSOUTH INVESTMENT LTD; a.k.a. MID-SOUTH INVESTMENTS LIMITED), 135 Commerce Street, Dangriga, Stann Creek, Belize; 6 Arandas Crescent, Dangriga Town, Belize; P.O. Box 64, Dangriga, Stann Creek, Belize; 671 Ecumenical Dr, DAN, Belize [SDNTK].

MORENO JR., Daniel Gonzalo (a.k.a. MORENO, Daniel), 50 6th Ave., Corozal, Belize; 651 Vista Del Mar, Ladyville, Belize; 561 Vista Del Mar, Ladyville, Belize; DOB 12 Oct 1972; POB Corozal, Belize; Passport 0291622 (Belize) (individual) [SDNTK] Linked To: D’S SUPERMARKET COMPANY LTD..

MORENO, Daniel (a.k.a. MORENO JR., Daniel Gonzalo), 50 6th Ave., Corozal, Belize; 651 Vista Del Mar, Ladyville, Belize; 561 Vista Del Mar, Ladyville, Belize; DOB 12 Oct 1972; POB Corozal, Belize; Passport 0291622 (Belize) (individual) [SDNTK] Linked To: D’S SUPERMARKET COMPANY LTD..

ZABANEH, Dion (a.k.a. ZABANEH, Dion Christopher), 68 Bela Vista, Belize City, Belize; 3Eyre St., Belize City, Belize; 5468 Seashore Dr., Belize City, Belize; DOB 12 May 1974; POB Belize (individual) [SDNTK].

ZABANEH, Dion Christopher (a.k.a. ZABANEH, Dion), 68 Bela Vista, Belize City, Belize; 3 Eyre St., Belize City, Belize; 5468 Seashore Dr., Belize City, Belize; DOB 12 May 1974; POB Belize (individual) [SDNTK].

ZABANEH, John (a.k.a. ZABANEH, John Angel), Big Creek, Belize; 3 Magoon St., Dangriga, Belize; Long Coco Caye, Belize; Valley Rd., Stann Creek, Belize; 135 Commerce St., Stann Creek, Belize; Dangriga Town, Stann Creek, Belize; N River Side Docter, Dangriga, Belize; DOB 07 Oct 1954; alt. DOB 02 Oct 1954; POB Belize (individual) [SDNTK] Linked To: MAYAN KING LIMITED; Linked To: MID-SOUTH INVESTMENTS LIMITED; Linked To: CROWN PARADISE ENTERPRISES LTD.; Linked To: BELIZE CHEMICALS LIMITED.

ZABANEH, John Angel (a.k.a. ZABANEH, John), Big Creek, Belize; 3 Magoon St., Dangriga, Belize; Long Coco Caye, Belize; Valley Rd., Stann Creek, Belize; 135 Commerce St., Stann Creek, Belize; Dangriga Town, Stann Creek, Belize; N River Side Docter, Dangriga, Belize; DOB 07 Oct 1954; alt. DOB 02 Oct 1954; POB Belize (individual) [SDNTK] Linked To: MAYAN KING LIMITED; Linked To: MID-SOUTH INVESTMENTS LIMITED; Linked To: CROWN PARADISE ENTERPRISES LTD.; Linked To: BELIZE CHEMICALS LIMITED.

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​Treasury Targets Belize-Based Operatives of Chapo Guzman

8/7/2012

Sanctions Directed Against the John Zabaneh Drug Trafficking Organization

Linked to the Sinaloa Cartel

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of John Zabaneh and two members of his drug trafficking organization, who are based in Belize and are key associates of Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman Loera, and other members of the Sinaloa Cartel. The action also includes the designation of five companies in Belize that are owned or controlled by John Zabaneh or members of his organization. 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 individuals and companies, and also freezes any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction.

“John Zabaneh’s drug trafficking activities and his organization’s ties to Colombian sources of supply and Mexican buyers make him a critical figure in the narcotics trade,” said OFAC Director Adam J. Szubin. “By designating Zabaneh, OFAC is disrupting those activities and continuing its efforts, alongside those of our law enforcement partners, to expose operatives of Chapo Guzman and the Sinaloa Cartel, including their businesses.”

OFAC is designating John Zabaneh for the prominent role that he and his organization play in narcotics trafficking in Central America, particularly Belize, as well as their role in the drug trafficking operations of Chapo Guzman and the Sinaloa Cartel. John Zabaneh and his organization have been involved in narcotics trafficking since the 1980s. In addition to the designation of John Zabaneh, today’s action includes the designation of his nephew, Dion Zabaneh, and a close associate, Daniel Moreno. The action also includes the designation of five companies owned or controlled by John Zabaneh or Daniel Moreno. Zabaneh’s companies are Mayan King Limited (banana farm), Mid-South Investments Limited (building contractor and property consultant), Crown Paradise Enterprises Limited (resort management and marina), and Belize Chemicals Limited (pharmaceuticals). Moreno’s company is D’s Supermarket Company Limited (grocery store).

Today’s action would not have been possible without the key support of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

“DEA and its partners continue our sustained attack on brutal criminal regimes such as the Sinaloa Cartel and its leadership and those who help facilitate their drug and money networks,” said DEA Chief of Financial Operations John Arvanitis. “The OFAC Designation of the Zabeneh organization is necessary to dismantle and further disrupt the operations of the Sinaloa Cartel in other parts of the world.”

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.

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 Zabaneh organization click <a href="http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/20120807_zabaneh.pdf&quot; target="_blank"here”

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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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Alleged Drug Traffickers Sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

January 18, 2012

Voice of America on January 17, 2012 released the following:

“Three named for providing “material support to the drug trafficking activities”

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, or OFAC, has designated three people with ties to the head of the Sinaloa Cartel as narcotics traffickers under the Kingpin Act. Americans are prohibited from conducting financial or commercial transactions with the designees and any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen.

OFAC named Mexican nationals Oscar Alvarez Zepeda and Joel Valdez Benites, and Colombian national Carlos Mario Torres Hoyos, saying they provide “material support to the drug trafficking activities” of Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin Guzman Loera, also known as Chapo Guzman.

“Today marks the fourth time in the past year that OFAC has targeted and exposed the support structures of the organization led by Chapo Guzman” said Adam Szubin, director of OFAC in a statement.

The Treasury Department said all three traffickers have ties to Colombian drug trafficker Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa, who was designated under the Kingpin Act in February 2011 along with 70 other individuals and entities. Cifuentes Villa was indicted on drug trafficking charges in New York federal court, and earlier charged in Florida federal court with drug trafficking and money laundering.

The most recent designations are part of an ongoing effort to apply financial measures against foreign narcotics traffickers and their organizations worldwide. The Treasury Department has designated more than 1,000 individuals and entities under the Kingpin Act since June 2000.

Penalties for violating the Kingpin Act range from civil penalties of up to $1,000,075,000 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 for violating the Kingpin Act.

The U.S. Treasury Department “will continue to work with law enforcement and foreign counterparts,” said Mr. Szubin, “to help disrupt, and eventually dismantle, Chap Guzman’s criminal empire.””

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