Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers named under the Kingpin Act [SDNTK] Entries Added on OFAC’s SDN List on September 15, 2011

September 15, 2011

As of today, OFAC has added Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers named under the Kingpin Act [SDNTK] Entries to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List):

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

ALFREDO COMPADRE (a.k.a. BAZAN OROZCO, Alberto; a.k.a. VASQUES HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. VASQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. VAZQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. “DON ALFREDO”), Manuel Clouthier #486, Colonia Prados Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Plaza Del Sol Local #28, Zona R, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Paseo Del Heliotropo 3426, Monraz, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 09 Aug 1955;
POB Jalisco, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. VAHA550809HJCZRL02 (Mexico); Passport 02140193905 (Mexico); alt. Passport 97140107075 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

BAZAN OROZCO, Alberto (a.k.a. VASQUES HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. VASQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. VAZQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. “ALFREDO COMPADRE”; a.k.a. “DON ALFREDO”), Manuel Clouthier #486, Colonia Prados Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Plaza Del Sol Local #28, Zona R, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Paseo Del Heliotropo 3426, Monraz, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 09 Aug 1955; POB Jalisco, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. VAHA550809HJCZRL02 (Mexico); Passport 02140193905 (Mexico); alt. Passport 97140107075 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

BELLOSO RODRIGUEZ, Daniel (a.k.a. BELLOZO RODRIGUEZ, Daniel), Joaquin Aguirre 788, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 12 Oct 1973; POB Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. BERD731012HJCLDN07 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

BELLOSO RODRIGUEZ, Miguel Angel (a.k.a. BELLOZO RODRIGUEZ, Miguel Angel), Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 25 Mar 1970; POB Jalisco, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. BERM700325HJCLDG04 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

BELLOZO RODRIGUEZ, Daniel (a.k.a. BELLOSO RODRIGUEZ, Daniel), Joaquin Aguirre 788, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 12 Oct 1973; POB Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. BERD731012HJCLDN07 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

BELLOZO RODRIGUEZ, Miguel Angel (a.k.a. BELLOSO RODRIGUEZ, Miguel Angel), Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 25 Mar 1970; POB Jalisco, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. BERM700325HJCLDG04 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

DON ALFREDO (a.k.a. BAZAN OROZCO, Alberto; a.k.a. VASQUES HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. VASQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. VAZQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. “ALFREDO COMPADRE”), Manuel Clouthier #486, Colonia Prados Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Plaza Del Sol Local #28, Zona R, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Paseo Del Heliotropo 3426, Monraz, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 09 Aug 1955; POB Jalisco, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. VAHA550809HJCZRL02 (Mexico); Passport 02140193905 (Mexico); alt. Passport 97140107075 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

GALAVIZ MARTIN, Mayra (a.k.a. “NAIDA”), Manuel Clouthier #486, Colonia Prados Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Plaza Del Sol Local #28, Zona R, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Paseo Del Heliotropo 3426, Monraz, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 19 Jan 1973; POB Jalisco, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. GAMM730119MJCLRY08 (Mexico); Passport 06140255887 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

NAIDA (a.k.a. GALAVIZ MARTIN, Mayra), Manuel Clouthier #486, Colonia Prados Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Plaza Del Sol Local #28, Zona R, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Paseo Del Heliotropo 3426, Monraz, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 19 Jan 1973; POB Jalisco, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. GAMM730119MJCLRY08 (Mexico); Passport 06140255887 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

VASQUES HERNANDEZ, Alfredo (a.k.a. BAZAN OROZCO, Alberto; a.k.a. VASQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. VAZQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. “ALFREDO COMPADRE”; a.k.a. “DON ALFREDO”), Manuel Clouthier #486, Colonia Prados Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Plaza Del Sol Local #28, Zona R, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Paseo Del Heliotropo 3426, Monraz, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 09 Aug 1955; POB Jalisco, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. VAHA550809HJCZRL02 (Mexico); Passport 02140193905 (Mexico); alt. Passport 97140107075 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

VASQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo (a.k.a. BAZAN OROZCO, Alberto; a.k.a. VASQUES HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. VAZQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. “ALFREDO COMPADRE”; a.k.a. “DON ALFREDO”), Manuel Clouthier #486, Colonia Prados Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Plaza Del Sol Local #28, Zona R, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Paseo Del Heliotropo 3426, Monraz, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 09 Aug 1955; POB Jalisco, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. VAHA550809HJCZRL02 (Mexico); Passport 02140193905 (Mexico); alt. Passport 97140107075 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

VAZQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo (a.k.a. BAZAN OROZCO, Alberto; a.k.a. VASQUES HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. VASQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Alfredo; a.k.a. “ALFREDO COMPADRE”; a.k.a. “DON ALFREDO”), Manuel Clouthier #486, Colonia Prados Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Plaza Del Sol Local #28, Zona R, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Paseo Del Heliotropo 3426, Monraz, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 09 Aug 1955; POB Jalisco, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. VAHA550809HJCZRL02 (Mexico); Passport 02140193905 (Mexico); alt. Passport 97140107075 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

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Treasury Sanctions Cocaine and Bulk Cash Trafficking Coordinator with Ties to Sinaloa Cartel Leader Chapo Guzman

9/15/2011 ​​
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of Mexican national Alfredo Vasquez Hernandez (a.k.a. Alfredo Compadre) pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for providing support to and acting on behalf of the Sinaloa Cartel and its leader, Joaquin Guzman Loera (a.k.a. Chapo Guzman).

“Alfredo Vasquez Hernandez has played a key role in Chapo Guzman’s drug trafficking and bulk cash smuggling operations,” said OFAC Director Adam J. Szubin. “Today’s designation of Chapo Guzman’s logistical coordinator increases the pressure on the Sinaloa Cartel and Chapo’s drug trafficking organization.”

As a result of today’s action, U.S. persons are prohibited from conducting financial or commercial transactions with the designees and any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen.

A federal grand jury in the Northern District of Illinois indicted Vasquez Hernandez in August 2009 on two counts of conspiring to traffic drugs in an indictment targeting the Sinaloa Cartel and its leaders, Chapo Guzman and Ismael Zambada Garcia. The indictment charges Vasquez Hernandez and others with conspiring to import cocaine and heroin into the United States. Specifically, the indictment describes Vasquez Hernandez as the logistical coordinator of the importation of multi-ton quantities of cocaine from Mexico and South and Central American countries into the United States, and of deliveries of bulk currency from the United States to Mexico to Chapo Guzman. Mexican authorities arrested Vasquez Hernandez in January 2011. His extradition to the United States is currently pending.

OFAC worked closely with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in particular, the DEA Chicago Field Division and the DEA Los Angeles High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area/Southern California Drug Task Force on this investigation.

Today’s action is part of ongoing efforts pursuant to the Kingpin Act to apply financial measures against significant foreign narcotics traffickers worldwide. Internationally, more than 1,000 individuals and entities linked to drug kingpins named by the President and OFAC have been designated pursuant to the Kingpin Act 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.”

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More Added to SDN List Under the Kingpin Act; OFAC Targets Alleged Supplier for Sinaloa Cartel

February 24, 2011

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced yesterday the designation of Colombian national Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa (a.k.a. Elkin de Jesus Lopez Salazar) and more than 70 individuals and entities in Cifuentes Villa’s alleged drug trafficking and money laundering organization as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (SDNTK’s).

The action, taken pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act), prohibits U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with these entities and individuals and freezes any assets the designated parties may have under U.S. jurisdiction.

Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa, a native Colombian who also holds Mexican citizenship, allegedly leads a drug trafficking organization with operations in Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, Panama and Spain that is closely allied with the Sinaloa Cartel headed by Mexican national Joaquin Guzman Loera (El Chapo). 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. In November 2010, Cifuentes Villa and Guzman Loera were indicted on drug trafficking and money laundering charges in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Alfredo Alvarez Zepeda (a.k.a. Gabino Ontiveros Rios), an alleged drug trafficking liaison between the Cifuentes Villa organization and Guzman Loera, and alleged criminal associates who provide material support to Cifuentes Villa’s drug trafficking activities, Jaime Alberto Roll Cifuentes, Winston Nicholls Eastman, David Gomez Ortiz, and Shimon Yelinek were also designated.

Multiple family members of Cifuentes Villa were also designated for allegedly supporting his drug trafficking activities and/or for helping to manage his companies. Two of today’s designees, Dolly de Jesus Cifuentes Villa and Hildebrando Alexander Cifuentes Villa, are also charged with drug trafficking and money laundering in the Southern District of Florida in the same indictment as Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa and Guzman Loera.

To view the Treasury’s press release, please click here.

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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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