OFAC: “Treasury Sanctions Members of a Chinese Synthetic Drug Trafficking Organization”

July 29, 2014

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control on July 29, 2014 released the following:

Sanctions Target Manufacturer, Owner, and Associates Responsible for Shipping Thousands of Kilograms of Synthetic Drugs and Controlled Substances Worldwide

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated members of a synthetic drug trafficking organization led by Chinese national Zhang Lei (a.k.a. Eric Chang) under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act). Through his company, CEC Limited, Zhang manufactures and sells substances over the internet to consumers internationally, including bath salts (mephedrone), other synthetic psychoactive substances, and chemicals that can be combined with other substances to create synthetic psychoactive substances (precursors). In addition to designating Zhang, the Treasury Department also designated today CEC Limited and three other individuals who work for the company and Zhang. As a result of today’s action, all assets of those designated today that are based in the United States or are in control of U.S. persons are frozen, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.

“Global synthetic drug suppliers like Zhang Lei have fueled an epidemic of hospitalizations, paralysis, and deaths, especially among young adults,” said Adam J. Szubin, Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control. “We intend to disrupt these networks’ operations and deny them the ability to conduct international trade.”

For over a decade, Zhang has shipped thousands of kilograms of synthetic drugs and controlled substances, including mephedrone, into the United States and other countries – including Australia, Austria, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy. According to its website, Zhang’s company, CEC Limited, is a manufacturer of various chemical compounds. The company has been the source of supply for synthetic drugs sent throughout the United States and Europe. Shipments to the United States earned Zhang roughly $30 million. As the United States and other countries banned new psychoactive substances, Zhang and his associates developed replacement chemicals or used fraudulent shipping labels to continue to traffic illicit narcotics. Chinese authorities arrested Zhang on November 7, 2013 under charges of teaching criminal methods to others.

Other individuals designated today include Chinese nationals Wang Guoying, Zhang Jicheng, and Hu Yongan. Wang Guoyang is Zhang Lei’s mother and part owner of CEC Limited. She received of hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments for illicit synthetic substances. The other two individuals, Zhang Jicheng and Hu Yongan, are employees of CEC Limited and had previously been incarcerated in the United Kingdom for their role in establishing a clandestine laboratory in the United Kingdom for the industrial-scale production of synthetic drugs.

Today’s action is the result of a joint investigation by OFAC and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). These designations complement law enforcement actions through the DEA’s Project Synergy, an ongoing investigation of worldwide synthetic drug manufacturers and distributors.

Since June 2000 more than 1,600 individuals and entities have been named pursuant to the Kingpin Act for their role in international narcotics trafficking. Penalties for violations of the Kingpin Act range from civil penalties of up to $1.075 million per violation to more severe criminal penalties. Criminal penalties for corporate officers may include up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $5 million. Criminal fines for corporations may reach $10 million. Other individuals face up to 10 years in prison and fines pursuant to Title 18 of the United States Code for criminal violations of the Kingpin Act.

To view a chart of the Zhang Lei and CEC Limited network, click here.

For a complete listing of designations pursuant to the Kingpin Act, click here.

For information from the DEA about synthetic psychoactive substances, click here.”

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U.S. Department of the Treasury: “Counter Terrorism Designations; Kingpin Act Designations”

August 22, 2013

The U.S. Department of the Treasury on August 22, 2013 released the following:

“OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS COTNROL

Specially Designated Nationals List Update

The following individuals have been added to OFAC’s SDN List:

HARB, Khalil Yusif (a.k.a. AHMAD, Sayyid; a.k.a. HARB, Hajj Ya’taqad Khalil; a.k.a. HARB, Khalil Yusuf; a.k.a. HARB, Mustafa Khalil; a.k.a. MUSTAFA, Abu); DOB 09 Oct 1958 (individual) [SDGT].

KAWTHARANI, Muhammad (a.k.a. AL-KAWTHARANI, Jafar; a.k.a. AL-KAWTHARANI, Muhammad; a.k.a. KAWTARANI, Muhammad; a.k.a. KAWTHARANI, Mohammad); DOB 1945; alt. DOB 1959; alt. DOB 1961; POB Najaf, Iraq; nationality Lebanon; alt. nationality Iraq (individual) [SDGT].

MANSUR, Muhammad Yusuf Ahmad (a.k.a. HALAWI, Hani; a.k.a. MANSOUR, Mohammad Yousef; a.k.a. MANSOUR, Mohammad Youssef; a.k.a. MANSUR, Mohammad Yusuf Ahmad; a.k.a. MANSUR, Muhammad Yusif Ahmad; a.k.a. SHEHAB, Sami; a.k.a. SHIHAB, Sami Hani; a.k.a. “HILLAWI, Jamal Hani”; a.k.a. “SAMI, Salem Bassem”; a.k.a. “SHIHAB, Muhammad Yusuf Mansur Sami”), Beirut, Lebanon; DOB 14 Sep 1970; alt. DOB 01 Jan 1974; alt. DOB 1980; POB Bint Jubayl, Lebanon (individual) [SDGT].

PARRA SANCHEZ, Mario; DOB 11 Nov 1970; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. PASM701111HSLRNR07 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: BUENOS AIRES SERVICIOS, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: ESTACIONES DE SERVICIOS CANARIAS, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: GASODIESEL Y SERVICIOS ANCONA, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: GASOLINERA ALAMOS COUNTRY, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: GASOLINERA Y SERVICIOS VILLABONITA, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: PETROBARRANCOS, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: SERVICIOS CHULAVISTA, S.A. DE C.V.).

QABALAN, Muhammad (a.k.a. QABLAN, Muhammad; a.k.a. “AL-GHUL, Hassan”), Southern Suburbs, Beirut, Lebanon; DOB 1969; citizen Lebanon (individual) [SDGT].

SOLIS AVILES, Angello de Jesus, Calle Camino Los Lagos No. 4070-A, Fraccionamiento Centenario, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 23 Oct 1985; POB Escuinapa, Sinaloa, Mexico; alt. POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. SOAA851023HSLLVN00 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: BUENOS AIRES SERVICIOS, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: ESTACIONES DE SERVICIOS CANARIAS, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: GASODIESEL Y SERVICIOS ANCONA, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: GASOLINERA ALAMOS COUNTRY, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: GASOLINERA Y SERVICIOS VILLABONITA, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: PETROBARRANCOS, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: SERVICIOS CHULAVISTA, S.A. DE C.V.).

VALDEZ RODRIGUEZ, Manuel Arturo; DOB 15 Dec 1985; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. VARM851215HSLLDN09 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: BUENOS AIRES SERVICIOS, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: ESTACIONES DE SERVICIOS CANARIAS, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: GASODIESEL Y SERVICIOS ANCONA, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: GASOLINERA ALAMOS COUNTRY, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: GASOLINERA Y SERVICIOS VILLABONITA, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: PETROBARRANCOS, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: SERVICIOS CHULAVISTA, S.A. DE C.V.).

VALENZUELA VALENZUELA, Vanessa (a.k.a. DE CORTEZ, Vanessa); DOB 16 Nov 1985; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. VAVV851116MSLLLN05 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: BUENOS AIRES SERVICIOS, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: ESTACIONES DE SERVICIOS CANARIAS, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: GASODIESEL Y SERVICIOS ANCONA, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: GASOLINERA ALAMOS COUNTRY, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: GASOLINERA Y SERVICIOS VILLABONITA, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: PETROBARRANCOS, S.A. DE C.V.).

VILLEGAS LOERA, Juan Carlos, Calle Golfo de California No. 1635, Colonia Nuevo Culiacan, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 11 Apr 1958; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; C.U.R.P. VILJ580411HSLLRN09 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: BUENOS AIRES SERVICIOS, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: ESTACIONES DE SERVICIOS CANARIAS, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: GASODIESEL Y SERVICIOS ANCONA, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: GASOLINERA ALAMOS COUNTRY, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: GASOLINERA Y SERVICIOS VILLABONITA, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: PETROBARRANCOS, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: SERVICIOS CHULAVISTA, S.A. DE C.V.).

The following changes have been made to OFAC’s SDN List:

BUENOS AIRES SERVICIOS, S.A. DE C.V., Blvd. Guillermo Batiz Paredes No. 1100, Col. Buenos Aires, Culiacan, Sinaloa C.P. 80199, Mexico; R.F.C. BAS-960417-PY6 (Mexico) [SDNTK]. -to- BUENOS AIRES SERVICIOS, S.A. DE C.V. (n.k.a. GASOLINERA MULTILOMAS, S.A. DE C.V.), Blvd. Guillermo Batiz Paredes No. 1100, Col. Buenos Aires, Culiacan, Sinaloa C.P. 80199, Mexico; R.F.C. BAS-960417-PY6 (Mexico) [SDNTK].

ESTACIONES DE SERVICIOS CANARIAS, S.A. DE C.V., Blvd. Enrique Felix Castro No. 1029, Col. Desarrollo Urbano Tres Rios, Culiacan, Sinaloa C.P. 80020, Mexico; R.F.C. ESC-100224-2J9 (Mexico) [SDNTK]. -to- ESTACIONES DE SERVICIOS CANARIAS, S.A. DE C.V. (n.k.a. COMBUSERVICIOS LOS TRES RIOS, S.A. DE C.V.), Blvd. Enrique Felix Castro No. 1029, Col. Desarrollo Urbano Tres Rios, Culiacan, Sinaloa C.P. 80020, Mexico; R.F.C. ESC-100224-2J9 (Mexico) [SDNTK].

GASODIESEL Y SERVICIOS ANCONA, S.A. DE C.V., Manuel J. Clouthier No. 1800, Col. Libertad, Culiacan, Sinaloa C.P.80180, Mexico; R.F.C. GSA-100223-M92 (Mexico) [SDNTK]. -to- GASODIESEL Y SERVICIOS ANCONA, S.A. DE C.V. (n.k.a. GASOLINERA LA CANADA, S.A. DE C.V.), Manuel J. Clouthier No. 1800, Col. Libertad, Culiacan, Sinaloa C.P.80180, Mexico; R.F.C. GSA-100223-M92 (Mexico) [SDNTK].

GASOLINERA ALAMOS COUNTRY, S.A. DE C.V., Blvd. Pedro Infante No. 3050, Col. Recursos Hidraulicos, Culiacan, Sinaloa C.P. 80100, Mexico; R.F.C. GAC-100224-GDA (Mexico) [SDNTK]. -to- GASOLINERA ALAMOS COUNTRY, S.A. DE C.V. (n.k.a. GASOLINERA RECURSOS HIDRAULICOS, S.A. DE C.V.), Blvd. Pedro Infante No. 3050, Col. Recursos Hidraulicos, Culiacan, Sinaloa C.P. 80100, Mexico; R.F.C. GAC-100224-GDA (Mexico) [SDNTK].

GASOLINERA Y SERVICIOS VILLABONITA, S.A. DE C.V., Av. Alvaro Obregon No. 6040, Col. Villa Bonita, Culiacan, Sinaloa C.P. 80000, Mexico; R.F.C. GSV-100224-773 (Mexico) [SDNTK]. -to- GASOLINERA Y SERVICIOS VILLABONITA, S.A. DE C.V. (n.k.a. GASOLINERAS LA VILLA, S.A. DE C.V.), Av. Alvaro Obregon No. 6040, Col. Villa Bonita, Culiacan, Sinaloa C.P. 80000, Mexico; R.F.C. GSV-100224-773 (Mexico) [SDNTK].

PETROBARRANCOS, S.A. DE C.V., Av. Benjamin Hill No. 5602, Col. Industrial el Palmito, Culiacan, Sinaloa C.P. 80160, Mexico; R.F.C. PET-990309-G64 (Mexico) [SDNTK]. -to- PETROBARRANCOS, S.A. DE C.V. (n.k.a. SERVICIOS Y GASOLINERAS BARRANCOS, S.A. DE C.V.), Av. Benjamin Hill No. 5602, Col. Industrial el Palmito, Culiacan, Sinaloa C.P. 80160, Mexico; R.F.C. PET-990309-G64 (Mexico) [SDNTK].

SERVICIOS CHULAVISTA, S.A. DE C.V., Blvd. Las Torres No. 2622 Pte., Fracc. Prados del Sol, Culiacan, Sinaloa C.P. 80197, Mexico; Calzada Las Torres S/N, Col. Prados del Sol Etapa 1, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; R.F.C. SCU-070904-T25 (Mexico) [SDNTK]. -to- SERVICIOS CHULAVISTA, S.A. DE C.V. (n.k.a. GASOLINERA EL CRUCERO LAS TORRES, S.A. DE C.V.), Blvd. Las Torres No. 2622 Pte., Fracc. Prados del Sol, Culiacan, Sinaloa C.P. 80197, Mexico; Calzada Las Torres S/N, Col. Prados del Sol Etapa 1, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; R.F.C. SCU-070904-T25 (Mexico) [SDNTK].”

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U.S. Department of the Treasury: “Counter Terrorism Designations; Kingpin Act Designations”

August 21, 2013

The U.S. Department of the Treasury on August 21, 2013 released the following:

“OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL
Specially Designated Nationals List Update

The following individuals have been added to OFAC’s SDN List:

LAHBOUS, Mohamed (a.k.a. ENNOUINI, Mohamed), Algeria; Mali; DOB 1978; nationality Mali (individual) [SDGT].

VILLARROEL RAMIREZ, Vassyly Kotosky (a.k.a. VILLARROEL KOTOSKY, Angel); DOB 27 Mar 1972; POB Caracas, Venezuela; nationality Venezuela; citizen Venezuela; Cedula No. 11295239 (Venezuela) (individual) [SDNTK].”

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OFAC: “Kingpin Act Designations”

August 1, 2013

The U.S. Department of the Treasury on August 1, 2013 released the following:

“8/1/2013

OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL

Specially Designated Nationals List Update

The following individuals have been added to OFAC’s SDN List:

FERNANDEZ DE LUNA, Gerardo, Calle Zaragoza No. 105, Centro, Morelos, Coahuila, Mexico; Allende, Coahuila, Mexico; Morelos, Coahuila, Mexico; DOB 18 Jul 1957; POB Coahuila, Mexico; citizen Mexico; R.F.C. FELG570718192 (Mexico); C.U.R.P. FELG570718HCLRNR04 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: COMPANIA GANADERA 5 MANANTIALES S. DE P.R. DE R.L.).

FERNANDEZ DE LUNA, Jesus, Calle Miguel Hidalgo, No. 212, Centro, Allende, Coahuila, Mexico; Calle Espiridion Pena y Calle Miguel Hidalgo, Allende, Coahuila, Mexico; Mexico; Cinco Manantiales, Coahuila, Mexico; DOB 10 Oct 1969; POB Coahuila, Mexico; nationality Mexico; citizen Mexico; C.U.R.P. FELJ691014HCLRNS07 (Mexico); RFC FELJ691014AV2 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: COMPANIA GANADERA 5 MANANTIALES S. DE P.R. DE R.L.).

FERNANDEZ GONZALEZ, Carolina, Cinco Manantiales, Coahuila, Mexico; Rosa 700, Col. Los Colorines, San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon C.P. 66275, Mexico; Allende, Coahuila, Mexico; DOB 16 Dec 1992; POB Nuevo Leon, Mexico; alt. POB Coahuila, Mexico; nationality Mexico; citizen Mexico; C.U.R.P. FEGC921216MNLRNR07 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK].

GONZALEZ MUNIZ, Emilio Guillermo, Calle Enrique Cavazos No. 2326, Colonia Universidad, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico; DOB 06 Apr 1974; POB Coahuila, Mexico; nationality Mexico; citizen Mexico; R.F.C. GOME740406L12 (Mexico); C.U.R.P. GOME740406HCLNXM04 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: COMPANIA GANADERA 5 MANANTIALES S. DE P.R. DE R.L.).

GONZALEZ MUNIZ, Esperanza Maria, Miguel Hidalgo Norte, No. 212, Zona Centro, Allende, Coahuila, Mexico; Cinco Manantiales, Coahuila, Mexico; DOB 23 Jan 1970; POB Coahuila, Mexico; citizen Mexico; R.F.C. GOME700123SMA (Mexico); C.U.R.P. GOME700123MCLNXS05 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: COMPANIA GANADERA 5 MANANTIALES S. DE P.R. DE R.L.).

The following entity has been added to OFAC’s SDN List:

COMPANIA GANADERA 5 MANANTIALES S. DE P.R. DE R.L. (a.k.a. COMPANIA GANADERA 5 MANANTIALES; a.k.a. COMPANIA GANADERA 5 MANANTIALES, SOCIEDAD DE PRODUCCION RURAL DE RESPONSABILIDAD LIMITADA; a.k.a. GANADERAS 5 MANANTIALES S. DE P.R. DE R.L.), Allende, Coahuila, Mexico; Camino al Molino, Allende Centro, Allende, Coahuila 26530, Mexico; Ciudad Lopez Mateos, Mexico; Acuna y Juarez, Colonia La Nogalera, Zaragoza, Coahuila 26450, Mexico; R.F.C. GCM100208902 (Mexico) [SDNTK].”

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Treasury Sanctions Financial Operatives Allegedly Linked to Los Zetas

July 23, 2013

The U.S. Department of the Treasury on July 23, 2013 released the following:

“Action Targets Individuals Laundering Money for Trevino Morales

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated two Mexican nationals, Jose Odilon Ramirez Perales and Ismael Lopez Guerrero, pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for their ties to Mexico’s violent Los Zetas drug trafficking organization. Ramirez Perales is a powerful financial operative responsible for controlling and laundering tens of millions of dollars in funds smuggled from the U.S. to Mexico for Los Zetas leaders Miguel Trevino Morales and Omar Trevino Morales. Lopez Guerrero collects illicit monies from Los Zetas operations in Nuevo Laredo, and he sends large quantities of smuggled cash to Ramirez Perales for safeguarding and processing in Coahuila, Mexico.

“The momentous arrest of Miguel Trevino Morales, who was captured last week, took place in the early morning hours with two of his closest advisors by his side, including a key accountant. This is another clear example of the central importance of financial operatives within the operational structure of drug cartels,” said Treasury’s Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Adam J. Szubin. “Treasury’s action today targets the activities of two other significant financial operatives for Los Zetas. We will continue to support our Mexican partners to target those laundering Los Zetas’ ill-gotten gains.”

Ramirez Perales is wanted in the Southern District of Texas for money laundering relating to drug trafficking. Ramirez Perales and his other co-defendants are subject to the forfeiture of approximately $20 million in the Southern District of Texas. In October 2012, Mexican authorities captured Ramirez Perales, and they arrested Lopez Guerrero after a July 2012 gun battle. Lopez Guerrero, who uses the alias Gilberto Godina Guerrero, was alleged to possess ammunition, drugs, and currency at the time of his arrest. The arrests of these individuals and other high level Los Zetas members such as Miguel Trevino Morales, along with the death of former Zeta leader Heriberto Lazcano-Lazcano, has played a vital role in weakening of the organization.

Today’s action generally prohibits U.S. persons from engaging in any transactions with these individuals and freezes any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction.

The President identified Los Zetas as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker pursuant to the Kingpin Act in April 2009. On July 24, 2011, the President named Los Zetas as a significant Transnational Criminal Organization in the Annex to Executive Order 13581 (Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations). Additionally, OFAC designated Los Zetas leaders Miguel and Omar Trevino Morales on July 20, 2009 and March 24, 2010, respectively. Since 2009, OFAC has designated several dozen key plaza bosses, drug traffickers, and money launderers operating on behalf of Los Zetas using Kingpin Act authorities.

Internationally, OFAC has designated more than 1,200 individuals and entities linked to 103 drug kingpins since June 2000. OFAC designations are part of an ongoing effort to apply financial measures against significant foreign narcotics traffickers and their organizations worldwide. 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.

For a chart relating to today’s actions click here.”

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC): “Kingpin Act Designations”

July 23, 2013

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on July 23, 2013 released the following:

“OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL

Specially Designated Nationals List Update

The following individuals have been added to OFAC’s SDN List:
LOPEZ GUERRERO, Ismael (a.k.a. GODINA GUERRERO, Gilberto), Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico; DOB 01 Jun 1978; POB Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico; nationality Mexico; citizen Mexico; Passport A085434793 (Mexico); C.U.R.P. LOGI780601HTSPRS05 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: LOS ZETAS).

RAMIREZ PERALES, Jose Odilon, Tamaulipas, Mexico; Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico; DOB 20 Jul 1972; POB Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico; nationality Mexico; citizen Mexico; Passport 84059255 (Mexico); C.U.R.P. RAPO720720HTMSRD03 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: LOS ZETAS).”

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC): “Kingpin Act Designations”

July 9, 2013

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on July 9, 2013 released the following:

“OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL
Specially Designated Nationals List Update

The following individuals have been added to OFAC’s SDN List:

CEBALLOS BUENO, Johanna Patricia; DOB 08 May 1985; POB Bogota, Colombia; Cedula No. 53176500 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: C.I. DEL ISTMO S.A.S.; Linked To: G&G INTERNACIONAL S.A.S.; Linked To: INDUITEX LTDA.; Linked To: SBT S.A.; Linked To: PROMESAS DEL FUTBOL COLOMBIANO S.A.).

GARZON ACOSTA, Miguel Arcangel; DOB 08 Jan 1949; POB Bogota, Colombia; Cedula No. 19081777 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: C.I. DEL ISTMO S.A.S.; Linked To: SBT S.A.; Linked To: G&G INTERNACIONAL S.A.S.; Linked To: PROMESAS DEL FUTBOL COLOMBIANO S.A.).

GRIMBERG DE GUBEREK, Sara; DOB 14 Sep 1938; POB Cartagena, Colombia; Cedula No. 20222497 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: ISSA EMPRESA UNIPERSONAL; Linked To: INVERSIONES GILFE S.A.; Linked To: INDUITEX LTDA.; Linked To: SBT S.A.; Linked To: G&G INTERNACIONAL S.A.S.; Linked To: FUNDACION ISSARA; Linked To: COMERCIALIZADORA INTERNACIONAL ANDINA LIMITADA; Linked To: COMPANIA REAL DE PANAMA S.A.; Linked To: BRACRO S.A.).

GUBEREK GRIMBERG, Arieh, Bogota, Colombia; DOB 17 Sep 1959; POB Bogota, Colombia; Cedula No. 79149680 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: SBT S.A.; Linked To: PROMESAS DEL FUTBOL COLOMBIANO S.A.; Linked To: COMERCIALIZADORA INTERNACIONAL ANDINA LIMITADA; Linked To: COLOMBO PERUANA DE TEJIDOS S.A.; Linked To: COMPANIA REAL DE PANAMA S.A.; Linked To: GUBEREK GRIMBERG E HIJOS Y CIA. S. EN C.).

GUBEREK GRIMBERG, Felipe, Panama; Safed, Israel; DOB 26 Jun 1968; POB Bogota, Colombia; Cedula No. 80414317 (Colombia); alt. Cedula No. E-8-83638 (Panama); National ID No. 326930153 (Israel) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: I&S HOLDING COMPANY, S.A.; Linked To: INDUITEX LTDA.; Linked To: INVERSIONES GILFE S.A.; Linked To: ORBITAL HORIZONS CORP.; Linked To: FUNDACION ISSARA; Linked To: COMERCIALIZADORA INTERNACIONAL ANDINA LIMITADA; Linked To: GUBEREK GRIMBERG E HIJOS Y CIA. S. EN C.; Linked To: CONSTRUCTORA NACIONAL DE PANAMA S.A.; Linked To: AVANTI JOYEROS E.U.; Linked To: COMPANIA REAL DE PANAMA S.A.; Linked To: COLOMBO PERUANA DE TEJIDOS S.A.).

GUBEREK GRIMBERG, Henry (a.k.a. GUBEREX GRIMBERG, Henry), Bogota, Colombia; Rosh HaAyin, Israel; DOB 06 Apr 1958; POB Bogota, Colombia; citizen Colombia; alt. citizen Israel; Cedula No. 79150656 (Colombia); Passport AG578034 (Colombia); alt. Passport 11328034 (Israel); National ID No. 313850281 (Israel) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: C.I. DEL ISTMO S.A.S.; Linked To: INDUITEX LTDA.; Linked To: I&S HOLDING COMPANY, S.A.; Linked To: ORBITAL HORIZONS CORP.; Linked To: COMERCIALIZADORA INTERNACIONAL ANDINA LIMITADA; Linked To: IMPAN-COL, S.A.; Linked To: T.F.M.C. THE FOOD MANAGEMENT CORPORATION LTD; Linked To: PROMESAS DEL FUTBOL COLOMBIANO S.A.).

GUBEREK RAVINOVICZ, Isaac Perez (a.k.a. GUBEREK RABINOVICH, Isaac); DOB 21 Mar 1936; POB Bogota, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 2918329 (Colombia); Passport AM354606 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: C.I. DEL ISTMO S.A.S.; Linked To: I&S HOLDING COMPANY, S.A.; Linked To: INDUITEX LTDA.; Linked To: CHAPS INVESTMENT INC.; Linked To: SBT S.A.; Linked To: ISSA EMPRESA UNIPERSONAL; Linked To: INVERSIONES GILFE S.A.; Linked To: INVERSORA PANACOL S.A.; Linked To: ORBITAL HORIZONS CORP.; Linked To: FUNDACION ISSARA; Linked To: G&G INTERNACIONAL S.A.S.; Linked To: COMERCIALIZADORA INTERNACIONAL ANDINA LIMITADA; Linked To: IMPAN-COL, S.A.; Linked To: COLOMBO PERUANA DE TEJIDOS S.A.; Linked To: C.I. CAFFEE VALORES S.A.; Linked To: PROMESAS DEL FUTBOL COLOMBIANO S.A.).

GUBEREK REYES, David Felipe; DOB 01 Oct 1983; POB Bogota, Colombia; Cedula No. 80196313 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: INVERSIONES GILFE S.A.; Linked To: SBT S.A.; Linked To: G&G INTERNACIONAL S.A.S.; Linked To: PROMESAS DEL FUTBOL COLOMBIANO S.A.).

TOVAR ZULETA, Jorge Eduardo; DOB 09 Oct 1964; POB Cali, Colombia; Cedula No. 79324921 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: INDUITEX LTDA.; Linked To: SBT S.A.).

The following entities have been added to OFAC’s SDN List:

AVANTI JOYEROS E.U. (f.k.a. “ORLY OVADIA DE GUBEREK EMPRESA UNIPERSONAL”), Calle 17 No. 68D-52, Bogota, Colombia; Matricula Mercantil No 745957 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

BRACRO S.A., Panama City, Panama; RUC # 990805-1-534158 (Panama) [SDNTK].

C.I. CAFFEE VALORES S.A., Via Espana y Calle Elvira Mendez, Edificio Bank Boston, Piso 2, Panama City, Panama; Public Registration Number 467323, Doc. 694710 (Panama) [SDNTK].

C.I. DEL ISTMO S.A.S. (f.k.a. C.I. DEL ISTMO S.A.; f.k.a. COMERCIALIZADORA INTERNACIONAL DEL ITSMO S.A.), Calle 100 No. 17A-36, Ofc. 705, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 9000144704 (Colombia); Matricula Mercantil No 1461858 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

CHAPS INVESTMENT INC., Panama City, Panama; RUC # 63315-21-354702 (Panama) [SDNTK].

COLOMBO PERUANA DE TEJIDOS S.A. (a.k.a. COPETE S.A.), Calle 23A No. 69B-19, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 8001711408 (Colombia); Matricula Mercantil No 513540 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

COMERCIALIZADORA INTERNACIONAL ANDINA LIMITADA (a.k.a. COINTERANDINA), Calle 14 No. 64-56, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 8605112278 (Colombia); Matricula Mercantil No 183816 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

COMPANIA REAL DE PANAMA S.A., Panama City, Panama; RUC # 347674-1-417135 (Panama) [SDNTK].

CONSTRUCTORA NACIONAL DE PANAMA S.A., Panama City, Panama; RUC # 107196-1-379500 (Panama) [SDNTK].

FUNDACION ISSARA, Avenida Samuel Lewis y Calle Santa Rita, Edificio Plaza Obarrio, Piso 3, Oficina 308, Panama City, Panama; RUC # 1333398-1-28957 (Panama) [SDNTK].

G&G INTERNACIONAL S.A.S. (a.k.a. G Y G INTERNACIONAL S.A.S.; a.k.a. SEBASTIANO), Calle 100 No. 17A-36, Ofc. 705, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 9002981691 (Colombia); Matricula Mercantil No 1910782 (Colombia); alt. Matricula Mercantil No 1237153 (Colombia); alt. Matricula Mercantil No 1730043 (Colombia); alt. Matricula Mercantil No 1816081 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

GUBEREK GRIMBERG E HIJOS Y CIA. S. EN C., Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 8000609604 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

I&S HOLDING COMPANY, S.A. (a.k.a. I AND S HOLDING COMPANY, S.A.), Panama; RUC # 1199542-1-581763 (Panama) [SDNTK].

IMPAN-COL, S.A., Panama; RUC # 3058-123-47645 (Panama) [SDNTK].

INDUITEX LTDA., Avenida Libertadores, Bodega E-2, Zona Franca, Cucuta, Colombia; NIT # 9001451701 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

INVERSIONES GILFE S.A., AK 15 No. 93-60, LC 121, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 8301317025 (Colombia); Matricula Mercantil No 1326707 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

INVERSORA PANACOL S.A., Panama City, Panama; RUC # 720126-1-472906 (Panama) [SDNTK].

ISSA EMPRESA UNIPERSONAL (a.k.a. ISSA E.U.; f.k.a. SARA GRIMBERG DE GUBEREK EMPRESA UNIPERSONAL), Calle 17 No. 68D-52, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 8300486885 (Colombia); Matricula Mercantil No 745969 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

ORBITAL HORIZONS CORP., Panama; RUC # 1196790-1-581234 (Panama) [SDNTK].

PROMESAS DEL FUTBOL COLOMBIANO S.A. (a.k.a. PROFUTCOL S.A.), Calle 83 No. 108-15, Bogota, Colombia; Celta Trade Park, Lote 41 Bodega 10, Km. 7 Autopista Bogota-Medellin, Funza, Cundinamarca, Colombia; NIT # 9002835705 (Colombia); Matricula Mercantil No 1886854 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

SBT S.A., Calle 100 No. 17A-36 Oficina 803, Bogota, Colombia; Celta Trade Park, Lote 41 Bodega 10, Km. 7 Autopista Bogota-Medellin, Funza, Cundinamarca, Colombia; Website http://www.sebastianomoda.com; NIT # 8300350034 (Colombia); Matricula Mercantil No 816477 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

T.F.M.C. THE FOOD MANAGEMENT CORPORATION LTD, 3 Ha’avoda Street, Rosh HaAyin 48017, Israel; Commercial Registry Number 513174466 (Israel) [SDNTK].”

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