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 June 1, 2012

June 1, 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:

KELJMENDI, Naser Meto (a.k.a. KELMENDI, Naser), Edhema Eke Dzubura 20, Ilidza, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Velika Aleja Street, no. 2, Ilidza, Bosnia and Herzegovina; DOB 15 Feb 1957; POB Pec, Kosovo; citizen Bosnia and Herzegovina; National ID No. 1502957172694 (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Passport 4843868 (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (individual) [SDNTK]

KELMENDI, Naser (a.k.a. KELJMENDI, Naser Meto), Edhema Eke Dzubura 20, Ilidza, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Velika Aleja Street, no. 2, Ilidza, Bosnia and Herzegovina; DOB 15 Feb 1957; POB Pec, Kosovo; citizen Bosnia and Herzegovina; National ID No. 1502957172694 (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Passport 4843868 (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (individual) [SDNTK]

SHAH, Sayed Wazir; DOB 10 Nov 1964; POB Herat, Afghanistan; citizen Afghanistan; alt. citizen Germany (individual) [SDNTK]

SOTO GASTELUM, Jose Antonio; DOB 24 Mar 1967; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; Passport TJT000291379 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

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Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficking Kingpin [SDNTK] Entries Removed from OFAC’s SDN List on May 17, 2012

May 17, 2012

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

The following [SDNTK] entries have been removed from OFAC’s SDN list:

TORO OSORIO, Julio Alberto, c/o RENTA CAMPEROS URABA LTDA., Apartado, Antioquia, Colombia; c/o VIGILAR COLOMBIA LTDA., Apartado, Antioquia, Colombia; c/o CENTRO DE DIAGNOSTICO AUTOMOTRIZ EJE BANANERO S.A., Apartado, Antioquia, Colombia; c/o REPUESTOS EL NATO Y CIA LTDA., Medellin, Colombia; Colombia; POB Colombia; citizen Colombia; nationality Colombia; Cedula No. 15367370 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK]

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OFAC Designates Members Of South Asian Drug Ring ‘D Company’

May 16, 2012

The Wall Street Journal on May 15, 2012 released the following:

“By C.M. Matthews

The U.S. Department of Treasury sanctioned two members of the South Asian criminal organization “D Company” on Tuesday.

Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control designated Chhota Shakeel and Ibrahim “Tiger” Memon as narcotics traffickers under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act.

The designations effectively prohibit U.S. citizens from conducting financial or commercial transactions with the two men, and any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen.

Shakeel and Memon are top lieutenants in the Dawood Ibrahim Organization, or D Company, an alleged narcotics ring that operates across South Asia and runs smuggling routes into the U.S., Western Europe, Latin America and elsewhere, according to the Treasury Department. The group and its founder, Dawood Ibrahim, were both designated in 2006.

Shakeel coordinates D Company’s dealings with other organized crime and terror groups, the Treasury Department said, while Memon controls the group’s business across South Asia. Memon is also wanted by Indian authorities for his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai bombings.

Violating designations under the Kingpin Act can lead to a range of penalties. Corporate officers can face up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $5 million, while companies face criminal fines up to $10 million.”

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Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficking Kingpin [SDNTK] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on May 15, 2012

May 16, 2012

Yesterday, 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:

AHMED, Sheikh Shakeel (a.k.a. MOHIDDIN, Shaikh Shakil Babu; a.k.a. SHAKEEL, Chhota; a.k.a. SHAKEEL, Chota; a.k.a. SHAKIL, Chhota), R. No. 11, 1st Floor Ruksans Manzil, 78 Temkar Street, Nagpada, Mumbai, India; DOB 31 Dec 1955; alt. DOB 1960; POB Mumbai (Bombay), India; nationality India (individual) [SDNTK]

MEMON, Ibrahim Abdul Razaaq (a.k.a. MEMON, Ibrahim Abdul Razak; a.k.a. “MUSHTAQ”; a.k.a. “MUSTAQ”; a.k.a. “SIKANDER”; a.k.a. “TIGER MEMON”), Bldg. No. 21 Room No. 1069, Fisherman Colony Mahim, Mumbai, India; House No. C-201, Extension-A, Karachi Development Scheme, Karachi, Pakistan; DOB 24 Nov 1960; POB Mumbai (Bombay), India; nationality India; Passport L152818 (India); alt. Passport AA762402 (Pakistan) (individual) [SDNTK]

MEMON, Ibrahim Abdul Razak (a.k.a. MEMON, Ibrahim Abdul Razaaq; a.k.a. “MUSHTAQ”; a.k.a. “MUSTAQ”; a.k.a. “SIKANDER”; a.k.a. “TIGER MEMON”), Bldg. No. 21 Room No. 1069, Fisherman Colony Mahim, Mumbai, India; House No. C-201, Extension-A, Karachi Development Scheme, Karachi, Pakistan; DOB 24 Nov 1960; POB Mumbai (Bombay), India; nationality India; Passport L152818 (India); alt. Passport AA762402 (Pakistan) (individual) [SDNTK]

MOHIDDIN, Shaikh Shakil Babu (a.k.a. AHMED, Sheikh Shakeel; a.k.a. SHAKEEL, Chhota; a.k.a. SHAKEEL, Chota; a.k.a. SHAKIL, Chhota), R. No. 11, 1st Floor Ruksans Manzil, 78 Temkar Street, Nagpada, Mumbai, India; DOB 31 Dec 1955; alt. DOB 1960; POB Mumbai (Bombay), India; nationality India (individual) [SDNTK]

MUSHTAQ (a.k.a. MEMON, Ibrahim Abdul Razaaq; a.k.a. MEMON, Ibrahim Abdul Razak; a.k.a. “MUSTAQ”; a.k.a. “SIKANDER”; a.k.a. “TIGER MEMON”), Bldg. No. 21 Room No. 1069, Fisherman Colony Mahim, Mumbai, India; House No. C-201, Extension-A, Karachi Development Scheme, Karachi, Pakistan; DOB 24 Nov 1960; POB Mumbai (Bombay), India; nationality India; Passport L152818 (India); alt. Passport AA762402 (Pakistan) (individual) [SDNTK]

MUSTAQ (a.k.a. MEMON, Ibrahim Abdul Razaaq; a.k.a. MEMON, Ibrahim Abdul Razak; a.k.a. “MUSHTAQ”; a.k.a. “SIKANDER”; a.k.a. “TIGER MEMON”), Bldg. No. 21 Room No. 1069, Fisherman Colony Mahim, Mumbai, India; House No. C-201, Extension-A, Karachi Development Scheme, Karachi, Pakistan; DOB 24 Nov 1960; POB Mumbai (Bombay), India; nationality India; Passport L152818 (India); alt. Passport AA762402 (Pakistan) (individual) [SDNTK]

SHAKEEL, Chhota (a.k.a. AHMED, Sheikh Shakeel; a.k.a. MOHIDDIN, Shaikh Shakil Babu; a.k.a. SHAKEEL, Chota; a.k.a. SHAKIL, Chhota), R. No. 11, 1st Floor Ruksans Manzil, 78 Temkar Street, Nagpada, Mumbai, India; DOB 31 Dec 1955; alt. DOB 1960; POB Mumbai (Bombay), India; nationality India (individual) [SDNTK]

SHAKEEL, Chota (a.k.a. AHMED, Sheikh Shakeel; a.k.a. MOHIDDIN, Shaikh Shakil Babu; a.k.a. SHAKEEL, Chhota; a.k.a. SHAKIL, Chhota), R. No. 11, 1st Floor Ruksans Manzil, 78 Temkar Street, Nagpada, Mumbai, India; DOB 31 Dec 1955; alt. DOB 1960; POB Mumbai (Bombay), India; nationality India (individual) [SDNTK]

SHAKIL, Chhota (a.k.a. AHMED, Sheikh Shakeel; a.k.a. MOHIDDIN, Shaikh Shakil Babu; a.k.a. SHAKEEL, Chhota; a.k.a. SHAKEEL, Chota), R. No. 11, 1st Floor Ruksans Manzil, 78 Temkar Street, Nagpada, Mumbai, India; DOB 31 Dec 1955; alt. DOB 1960; POB Mumbai (Bombay),
India; nationality India (individual) [SDNTK]

SIKANDER (a.k.a. MEMON, Ibrahim Abdul Razaaq; a.k.a. MEMON, Ibrahim Abdul Razak; a.k.a. “MUSHTAQ”; a.k.a. “MUSTAQ”; a.k.a. “TIGER MEMON”), Bldg. No. 21 Room No. 1069, Fisherman Colony Mahim, Mumbai, India; House No. C-201, Extension-A, Karachi Development Scheme, Karachi, Pakistan; DOB 24 Nov 1960; POB Mumbai (Bombay), India; nationality India; Passport L152818 (India); alt. Passport AA762402 (Pakistan) (individual) [SDNTK]

TIGER MEMON (a.k.a. MEMON, Ibrahim Abdul Razaaq; a.k.a. MEMON, Ibrahim Abdul Razak; a.k.a. “MUSHTAQ”; a.k.a. “MUSTAQ”; a.k.a. “SIKANDER”), Bldg. No. 21 Room No. 1069, Fisherman Colony Mahim, Mumbai, India; House No. C-201, Extension-A, Karachi Development Scheme, Karachi, Pakistan; DOB 24 Nov 1960; POB Mumbai (Bombay), India; nationality India; Passport L152818 (India); alt. Passport AA762402 (Pakistan) (individual) [SDNTK]

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Treasury Designates Two Lieutenants of South Asian Criminal Organization

5/15/2012

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated Chhota Shakeel and Ibrahim “Tiger” Memon as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for their roles as part of a criminal organization run by Dawood Ibrahim, known as “D Company.” Dawood Ibrahim was named as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist in October 2003, and in June 2006, he was named by the President as a Significant Foreign Narcotics Trafficker. Also in June 2006, the Dawood Ibrahim Organization was named by the President as a Significant Foreign Narcotics Trafficker.

“Treasury continues to target the nexus of crime and terrorism in South Asia with today’s action against one of the world’s most notorious criminal organizations,” said OFAC Director Adam Szubin.

Chhota Shakeel is Dawood’s lieutenant who coordinates for D Company with other organized crime and terror groups. Ibrahim “Tiger” Memon is a trusted lieutenant who controls the organization’s businesses across South Asia and is wanted by Indian authorities for his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai bombings. INTERPOL has issued provisional arrest warrants or “red notices” for both Shakeel and Memon, who are Indian nationals. Dawood Ibrahim and his organization have been involved in international narcotics trafficking activities since the late 1980s.Their smuggling routes include South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Drug trafficking activities of D Company include the smuggling of heroin and hashish from Afghanistan and Thailand to the United States, Western Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa.

As a result of today’s action, U.S. persons are prohibited from conducting financial or commercial transactions with Chhota Shakeel and Ibrahim “Tiger” Memon, and any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen.

The Treasury Department continues to target the financial networks of significant foreign narcotics traffickers and their organizations worldwide using the authorities in the Kingpin Act. Treasury has designated more than 1,100 individuals and entities linked to drug kingpins since June 2000. Penalties for violations of the Kingpin Act range from civil penalties of up to $1.075 million per violation to more severe criminal penalties. Criminal penalties for corporate officers may include up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $5 million. Criminal fines for corporations may reach $10 million. Other individuals face up to 10 years in prison and fines pursuant to Title 18 of the United States Code for criminal violations of the Kingpin Act.”

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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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Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficking Kingpin [SDNTK] Entries Changed on OFAC’s SDN List on March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012

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

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

CIFUENTES VILLA, Jorge Milton (a.k.a. LOPEZ SALAZAR, Elkin de Jesus), Camino del Remanso No. 80 Interior 2 , Colonia Lomas Country Club, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico C.P. 52779, Mexico; Carrera 8 No. 10-56 Of. 201, Cali, Colombia; Carrera 68D No. 25-10 , Lote 41 E/S Terminal, Bogota, Colombia; Carrera 68D No. 25B-86 Of. 504, Bogota, Colombia; Miguel Schultz No. 127, Colonia San Rafael, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 06470, Mexico; c/o C.I. OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o BIO FORESTAL S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o C.I. DISTRIBUIDORA DE SERVICIOS COMBUSTIBLES Y MINERIA S.A.,
Bogota, Colombia; c/o C.I. OKCOFFEE INTERNATIONAL S.A. , Bogota, Colombia; c/o CUBICAFE S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o PARQUES TEMATICOS S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o PROMO RAIZ S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o RED MUNDIAL INMOBILIARIA, S.A. DE C.V., Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico, Mexico; c/o FUNDACION OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA, Bogota, Colombia; c/o FUNDACION PARA EL BIENESTAR Y EL PORVENIR, Medellin, Colombia; c/o DOLPHIN DIVE SCHOOL S.A., Cartagena, Colombia; c/o CUBI CAFE CLICK CUBE MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; c/o GANADERIA LA SORGUITA S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o GESTORES DEL ECUADOR
GESTORUM S.A., Quito, Ecuador; c/o HOTELES Y BIENES S.A. , Bogota, Colombia; c/o INVERPUNTO DEL VALLE S.A. , Cali, Colombia; c/o INVERSIONES CIFUENTES Y CIA. S. EN C., Medellin, Colombia; c/o LE CLAUDE, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; c/o OPERADORA NUEVA GRANADA, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; Avenida Carrera 9 No. 113-52 Of. 401, Bogota, Colombia; Calle 6 No. 33-29 Apto. 801, Medellin, Colombia; Calle 74 No. 10-33 Apto. 806, Bogota, Colombia; Calle Blas Pascal No. 106, Colonia Los Morales, Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 11510, Mexico; Calle Eje J No. 999 Pasaje Santa Fe, Departamento No. 301 , Colonia Ciudad Santa Fe, Delegacion Alvaro Obregon, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 01210, Mexico; Camino del Remanso, No. 80 A, Planta Baja, Colonia Lomas Country Club, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico C.P. 52779, Mexico; c/o FUNDACION SALVA LA SELVA, Bogota, Colombia; c/o C.I. METALURGIA EXTRACTIVA DE COLOMBIA S.A.S., Bogota, Colombia; c/o DESARROLLO MINERO RESPONSABLE C.I. S.A.S., Bogota, Colombia; c/o LINEA AEREA PUEBLOS AMAZONICOS S.A.S., Bogota, Colombia; c/o R D I S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o GRUPO MUNDO MARINO, S.A., Panama; DOB 13 May 1965; alt. DOB 13 Apr 1968; POB Medellin, Colombia; alt. POB Marinilla, Antioquia, Colombia; C.U.R.P. CIVJ650513HNEFLR06 (Mexico); Cedula No. 7548733 (Colombia); alt. Cedula No. 70163752 (Colombia); alt. Cedula No. 172489729-1 (Ecuador); Matricula Mercantil No 181301-1 Cali (Colombia); alt. Matricula Mercantil No 405885 Bogota (Colombia); Passport AL720622 (Colombia); R.F.C. CIVJ650513LJA (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK] -to- CIFUENTES VILLA, Jorge Milton (a.k.a. LOPEZ SALAZAR, Elkin de Jesus; a.k.a. OSUNA VILLARREAL, Sergio), Camino del Remanso No. 80 Interior 2 , Colonia Lomas Country Club, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico C.P. 52779, Mexico; Carrera 8 No. 10-56 Of. 201, Cali, Colombia; Carrera 68D No. 25-10 , Lote 41 E/S Terminal, Bogota, Colombia; Carrera 68D No. 25B-86 Of. 504, Bogota, Colombia; Miguel Schultz No. 127, Colonia San Rafael, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 06470, Mexico; c/o C.I. OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o BIO FORESTAL S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o C.I. DISTRIBUIDORA DE SERVICIOS COMBUSTIBLES Y MINERIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o C.I. OKCOFFEE INTERNATIONAL S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o CUBICAFE S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o PARQUES TEMATICOS S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o PROMO RAIZ S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o RED MUNDIAL INMOBILIARIA, S.A. DE C.V., Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico, Mexico; c/o FUNDACION OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA, Bogota, Colombia; c/o FUNDACION PARA EL BIENESTAR Y EL PORVENIR, Medellin, Colombia; c/o DOLPHIN DIVE SCHOOL S.A., Cartagena, Colombia; c/o CUBI CAFE CLICK CUBE MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; c/o GANADERIA LA SORGUITA S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o GESTORES DEL ECUADOR GESTORUM S.A., Quito, Ecuador; c/o HOTELES Y BIENES S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o INVERPUNTO DEL VALLE S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o INVERSIONES CIFUENTES Y CIA. S. EN C., Medellin, Colombia; c/o LE CLAUDE, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; c/o OPERADORA NUEVA GRANADA, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; Avenida Carrera 9 No. 113-52 Of. 401, Bogota, Colombia; Calle 6 No. 33-29 Apto. 801, Medellin, Colombia; Calle 74 No. 10-33 Apto. 806, Bogota, Colombia; Calle Blas Pascal No. 106, Colonia Los Morales, Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 11510, Mexico; Calle Eje J No. 999 Pasaje Santa Fe, Departamento No. 301 , Colonia Ciudad Santa Fe, Delegacion Alvaro Obregon, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 01210, Mexico; Camino del Remanso, No. 80 A, Planta Baja, Colonia Lomas Country Club, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico C.P. 52779, Mexico; c/o FUNDACION SALVA LA SELVA, Bogota, Colombia; c/o C.I. METALURGIA EXTRACTIVA DE COLOMBIA S.A.S., Bogota, Colombia; c/o DESARROLLO MINERO RESPONSABLE C.I. S.A.S., Bogota, Colombia; c/o LINEA AEREA PUEBLOS AMAZONICOS S.A.S., Bogota, Colombia; c/o R D I S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o GRUPO MUNDO MARINO, S.A., Panama; Paseo de las Gacelas No. 550, Fraccionamiento Ciudad Bugambilias, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 13 May 1965; alt. DOB 13 Apr 1968; alt. DOB 7 Jul 1964; POB Medellin, Colombia; alt. POB Marinilla, Antioquia, Colombia; alt. POB Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico; C.U.R.P. CIVJ650513HNEFLR06 (Mexico); alt. C.U.R.P. OUVS640707HTSSLR07 (Mexico); Cedula No. 7548733 (Colombia); alt. Cedula No. 70163752 (Colombia); alt. Cedula No. 172489729-1 (Ecuador); Matricula Mercantil No 181301-1 Cali (Colombia); alt. Matricula Mercantil No 405885 Bogota (Colombia); Passport AL720622 (Colombia); R.F.C. CIVJ650513LJA (Mexico); alt. R.F.C. OUSV-640707 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

LOPEZ SALAZAR, Elkin de Jesus (a.k.a. CIFUENTES VILLA, Jorge Milton), Camino del Remanso No. 80 Interior 2 , Colonia Lomas Country Club, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico C.P. 52779, Mexico; Carrera 8 No. 10-56 Of. 201, Cali, Colombia; Carrera 68D No. 25-10 , Lote 41 E/S Terminal, Bogota, Colombia; Carrera 68D No. 25B-86 Of. 504, Bogota, Colombia; Miguel Schultz No. 127, Colonia San Rafael, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 06470, Mexico; c/o C.I. OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o BIO FORESTAL S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o C.I. DISTRIBUIDORA DE SERVICIOS COMBUSTIBLES Y MINERIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o C.I. OKCOFFEE INTERNATIONAL S.A. , Bogota, Colombia; c/o CUBICAFE S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o PARQUES TEMATICOS S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o PROMO RAIZ S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o RED MUNDIAL INMOBILIARIA, S.A. DE C.V., Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico, Mexico; c/o FUNDACION OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA, Bogota, Colombia; c/o FUNDACION PARA EL BIENESTAR Y EL PORVENIR, Medellin, Colombia; c/o DOLPHIN DIVE SCHOOL S.A., Cartagena, Colombia; c/o CUBI CAFE CLICK CUBE MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; c/o GANADERIA LA SORGUITA S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o GESTORES DEL ECUADOR GESTORUM S.A., Quito, Ecuador; c/o HOTELES Y BIENES S.A. , Bogota, Colombia; c/o INVERPUNTO DEL VALLE S.A. , Cali, Colombia; c/o INVERSIONES CIFUENTES Y CIA. S. EN C., Medellin, Colombia; c/o LE CLAUDE, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; c/o OPERADORA NUEVA GRANADA, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; Avenida Carrera 9 No. 113-52 Of. 401, Bogota, Colombia; Calle 6 No. 33-29 Apto. 801, Medellin, Colombia; Calle 74 No. 10-33 Apto. 806, Bogota, Colombia; Calle Blas Pascal No. 106, Colonia Los Morales, Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 11510, Mexico; Calle Eje J No. 999 Pasaje Santa Fe, Departamento No. 301 , Colonia Ciudad Santa Fe, Delegacion Alvaro Obregon, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 01210, Mexico; Camino del Remanso, No. 80 A, Planta Baja, Colonia Lomas Country Club, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico C.P. 52779, Mexico; c/o FUNDACION SALVA LA SELVA, Bogota, Colombia; c/o C.I. METALURGIA EXTRACTIVA DE COLOMBIA S.A.S., Bogota, Colombia; c/o DESARROLLO MINERO RESPONSABLE C.I. S.A.S., Bogota, Colombia; c/o LINEA AEREA PUEBLOS AMAZONICOS S.A.S., Bogota, Colombia; c/o R D I S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o GRUPO MUNDO MARINO, S.A., Panama; DOB 13 May 1965; alt. DOB 13 Apr 1968; POB Medellin, Colombia; alt. POB Marinilla, Antioquia, Colombia; C.U.R.P. CIVJ650513HNEFLR06 (Mexico); Cedula No. 7548733 (Colombia); alt. Cedula No. 70163752 (Colombia); alt. Cedula No. 172489729-1 (Ecuador); Matricula Mercantil No 181301-1 Cali (Colombia); alt. Matricula Mercantil No 405885 Bogota (Colombia); Passport AL720622 (Colombia); R.F.C. CIVJ650513LJA (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK] -to- LOPEZ SALAZAR, Elkin de Jesus (a.k.a. CIFUENTES VILLA, Jorge Milton; a.k.a. OSUNA VILLARREAL, Sergio), Camino del Remanso No. 80 Interior 2 , Colonia Lomas Country Club, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico C.P. 52779, Mexico; Carrera 8 No. 10-56 Of. 201, Cali, Colombia; Carrera 68D No. 25-10 , Lote 41 E/S Terminal, Bogota, Colombia; Carrera 68D No. 25B-86 Of. 504, Bogota, Colombia; Miguel Schultz No. 127, Colonia San Rafael, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 06470, Mexico; c/o C.I. OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o BIO FORESTAL S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o C.I. DISTRIBUIDORA DE SERVICIOS COMBUSTIBLES Y MINERIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o C.I. OKCOFFEE INTERNATIONAL S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o CUBICAFE S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o PARQUES TEMATICOS S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o PROMO RAIZ S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o RED MUNDIAL INMOBILIARIA, S.A. DE C.V., Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico, Mexico; c/o FUNDACION OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA, Bogota, Colombia; c/o FUNDACION PARA EL BIENESTAR Y EL PORVENIR, Medellin, Colombia; c/o DOLPHIN DIVE SCHOOL S.A., Cartagena, Colombia; c/o CUBI CAFE CLICK CUBE MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; c/o GANADERIA LA SORGUITA S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o GESTORES DEL ECUADOR GESTORUM S.A., Quito, Ecuador; c/o HOTELES Y BIENES S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o INVERPUNTO DEL VALLE S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o INVERSIONES CIFUENTES Y CIA. S. EN C., Medellin, Colombia; c/o LE CLAUDE, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; c/o OPERADORA NUEVA GRANADA, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; Avenida Carrera 9 No. 113-52 Of. 401, Bogota, Colombia; Calle 6 No. 33-29 Apto. 801, Medellin, Colombia; Calle 74 No. 10-33 Apto. 806, Bogota, Colombia; Calle Blas Pascal No. 106, Colonia Los Morales, Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 11510, Mexico; Calle Eje J No. 999 Pasaje Santa Fe, Departamento No. 301 , Colonia Ciudad Santa Fe, Delegacion Alvaro Obregon, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 01210, Mexico; Camino del Remanso, No. 80 A, Planta Baja, Colonia Lomas Country Club, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico C.P. 52779, Mexico; c/o FUNDACION SALVA LA SELVA, Bogota, Colombia; c/o C.I. METALURGIA EXTRACTIVA DE COLOMBIA S.A.S., Bogota, Colombia; c/o DESARROLLO MINERO RESPONSABLE C.I. S.A.S., Bogota, Colombia; c/o LINEA AEREA PUEBLOS AMAZONICOS S.A.S., Bogota, Colombia; c/o R D I S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o GRUPO MUNDO MARINO, S.A., Panama; Paseo de las Gacelas No. 550, Fraccionamiento Ciudad Bugambilias, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 13 May 1965; alt. DOB 13 Apr 1968; alt. DOB 7 Jul 1964; POB Medellin, Colombia; alt. POB Marinilla, Antioquia, Colombia; alt. POB Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico; C.U.R.P. CIVJ650513HNEFLR06 (Mexico); alt. C.U.R.P. OUVS640707HTSSLR07 (Mexico); Cedula No. 7548733 (Colombia); alt. Cedula No. 70163752 (Colombia); alt. Cedula No. 172489729-1 (Ecuador); Matricula Mercantil No 181301-1 Cali (Colombia); alt. Matricula Mercantil No 405885 Bogota (Colombia); Passport AL720622 (Colombia); R.F.C. CIVJ650513LJA (Mexico); alt. R.F.C. OUSV-640707 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

resulting in the following new [SDNTK] entries:

OSUNA VILLARREAL, Sergio (a.k.a. CIFUENTES VILLA, Jorge Milton; a.k.a. LOPEZ SALAZAR, Elkin de Jesus), Camino del Remanso No. 80 Interior 2 , Colonia Lomas Country Club, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico C.P. 52779, Mexico; Carrera 8 No. 10-56 Of. 201, Cali, Colombia; Carrera 68D No. 25-10 , Lote 41 E/S Terminal, Bogota, Colombia; Carrera 68D No. 25B-86 Of. 504, Bogota, Colombia; Miguel Schultz No. 127, Colonia San Rafael, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 06470, Mexico; c/o C.I. OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o BIO FORESTAL S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o C.I. DISTRIBUIDORA DE SERVICIOS COMBUSTIBLES Y MINERIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o C.I. OKCOFFEE INTERNATIONAL S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o CUBICAFE S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o PARQUES TEMATICOS S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o PROMO RAIZ S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o RED MUNDIAL INMOBILIARIA, S.A. DE C.V., Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico, Mexico; c/o FUNDACION OKCOFFEE COLOMBIA, Bogota, Colombia; c/o FUNDACION PARA EL BIENESTAR Y EL PORVENIR, Medellin, Colombia; c/o DOLPHIN DIVE SCHOOL S.A., Cartagena, Colombia; c/o CUBI CAFE CLICK CUBE MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; c/o GANADERIA LA SORGUITA S.A., Medellin, Colombia; c/o GESTORES DEL ECUADOR GESTORUM S.A., Quito, Ecuador; c/o HOTELES Y BIENES S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o INVERPUNTO DEL VALLE S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o INVERSIONES CIFUENTES Y CIA. S. EN C., Medellin, Colombia; c/o LE CLAUDE, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; c/o OPERADORA NUEVA GRANADA, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; Avenida Carrera 9 No. 113-52 Of. 401, Bogota, Colombia; Calle 6 No. 33-29 Apto. 801, Medellin, Colombia; Calle 74 No. 10-33 Apto. 806, Bogota, Colombia; Calle Blas Pascal No. 106, Colonia Los Morales, Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 11510, Mexico; Calle Eje J No. 999 Pasaje Santa Fe, Departamento No. 301 , Colonia Ciudad Santa Fe, Delegacion Alvaro Obregon, Mexico City, Distrito Federal C.P. 01210, Mexico; Camino del Remanso, No. 80 A, Planta Baja, Colonia Lomas Country Club, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico C.P. 52779, Mexico; c/o FUNDACION SALVA LA SELVA, Bogota, Colombia; c/o C.I. METALURGIA EXTRACTIVA DE COLOMBIA S.A.S., Bogota, Colombia; c/o DESARROLLO MINERO RESPONSABLE C.I. S.A.S., Bogota, Colombia; c/o LINEA AEREA PUEBLOS AMAZONICOS S.A.S., Bogota, Colombia; c/o R D I S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o GRUPO MUNDO MARINO, S.A., Panama; Paseo de las Gacelas No. 550, Fraccionamiento Ciudad Bugambilias, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; DOB 13 May 1965; alt. DOB 13 Apr 1968; alt. DOB 7 Jul 1964; POB Medellin, Colombia; alt. POB Marinilla, Antioquia, Colombia; alt. POB Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico; C.U.R.P. CIVJ650513HNEFLR06 (Mexico); alt. C.U.R.P. OUVS640707HTSSLR07 (Mexico); Cedula No. 7548733 (Colombia); alt. Cedula No. 70163752 (Colombia); alt. Cedula No. 172489729-1 (Ecuador); Matricula Mercantil No 181301-1 Cali (Colombia); alt. Matricula Mercantil No 405885 Bogota (Colombia); Passport AL720622 (Colombia); R.F.C. CIVJ650513LJA (Mexico); alt. R.F.C. OUSV-640707 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

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Transnational Criminal Organizations [TCO] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on February 23, 2012

February 23, 2012

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

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

ROKUDAIME YAMAGUCHI-GUMI (a.k.a. SIXTH YAMAGUCHI-GUMI; a.k.a. YAMAGUCHIGUMI), 4-3-1 Shinohara-honmachi, Nada-Ku, Kobe City, Hyogo, Japan [TCO]

SHINODA, Kenichi (a.k.a. TSUKASA, Shinobu); DOB 25 Jan 1942; POB Oita Kyushu, Japan (individual) [TCO]

SIXTH YAMAGUCHI-GUMI (a.k.a. ROKUDAIME YAMAGUCHI-GUMI; a.k.a. YAMAGUCHIGUMI), 4-3-1 Shinohara-honmachi, Nada-Ku, Kobe City, Hyogo, Japan [TCO]

TAKAYAMA, Kiyoshi; DOB 5 Sep 1947; POB Tsushimasi, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (individual) [TCO]

TSUKASA, Shinobu (a.k.a. SHINODA, Kenichi); DOB 25 Jan 1942; POB Oita Kyushu, Japan (individual) [TCO]

YAMAGUCHI-GUMI (a.k.a. ROKUDAIME YAMAGUCHI-GUMI; a.k.a. SIXTH YAMAGUCHI-GUMI), 4-3-1 Shinoharahonmachi, Nada-Ku, Kobe City, Hyogo, Japan [TCO]

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Treasury Imposes Sanctions On Key Members Of The Yakuza And Brothers’ Circle Criminal Organizations

2/23/2012
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated seven key members and associates of the Brothers’ Circle crime syndicate as well as the largest group within the Japanese Yakuza, the Yamaguchi-gumi, and two Yamaguchi-gumi leaders. These are the first designations by Treasury pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13581, which President Obama issued in 2011 to target and disrupt significant transnational criminal organizations (TCOs).

President Obama identified the Brothers’ Circle and the Yakuza as significant TCOs in the Annex to E.O. 13581 (Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations) of July 24, 2011, and charged the Treasury Department with pursuing additional sanctions against their members and supporters. Drawing on this authority, the Treasury Department today is identifying key members and associates of these transnational organized criminal networks, freezing any assets the designated persons may have within the jurisdiction of the United States and prohibiting any transactions with them by U.S. persons.

“Today’s action casts a spotlight on key members of criminal organizations that have engaged in a wide range of serious crimes across the globe,” said David S. Cohen, Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. “We will continue to work with our international partners to target those who deal in violence, narcotics, money laundering, and the exploitation of women and children. Today’s designations are just the first under our new our sanctions authority to target transnational criminal organizations and isolate them from the global financial system.”

THE BROTHERS’ CIRCLE

The Brothers’ Circle (f.k.a. Family of Eleven; f.k.a. The Twenty) is a multi-ethnic criminal group composed of leaders and senior members of several Eurasian criminal groups largely based in countries of the former Soviet Union but operating in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The Brothers’ Circle serves as a coordinating body for several criminal networks, mediating disputes between the individual criminal networks and directing member criminal activity globally.

The individuals designated today represent criminal syndicates that operate throughout Eurasia and the Gulf, specifically within Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They include key Brothers’ Circle members Vladislav Leontyev, Vasiliy Khristoforov, Kamchybek Kolbayev and Gafur Rakhimov. Lazar Shaybazyan, Aleksandr Manuylov and Aleksey Zaytsev are designated today based on their support to Vladislav Leontyev. Several of these individuals reside in Dubai, UAE.

Two key Brothers’ Circle members, Vladislav Leontyev and Vasiliy Khristoforov, are targeted today for acting for or on behalf of the Brothers’ Circle. Both have been involved in criminal activities, including narcotics trafficking, and were involved in a shooting between regional factions within Russian organized criminal networks over an attempt to seize control of a local precious metals enterprise. Leontyev is currently wanted by Russian authorities for illegal transactions involving precious metals and narcotics.

Kamchybek Kolbayev acts for or on behalf of the Brothers’ Circle by serving as the Brothers’ Circle “overseer” for its Central Asian activities, including narcotics trafficking. In June 2011, President Obama identified Kolbayev as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. Kolbayev is wanted in Kyrgyzstan for organized crimes and crimes involving the use of weapons/explosives, and organized/transnational crime.

As a key member of the Brothers’ Circle, Gafur Rakhimov acts for or on behalf of the Brothers’ Circle. Rakhimov is one of the leaders of Uzbek organized crime with a specialty in the organized production of drugs in the countries of Central Asia. He has operated major international drug syndicates involving the trafficking of heroin.

Aleksey Zaytsev, who acts for or on behalf of the Brothers’ Circle key member Vladislav Leontyev, is involved in fraud and a variety of other such activities as fraud, including his 2008 participation in a financial pyramid scheme involving the St. Petersburg-based Business Club Rubin.

Lazar Shaybazyan and Aleksandr Manuylov also act for or on behalf of, Brothers’ Circle key member Vladislav Leontyev.

The YAKUZA

The Yakuza (a.k.a. Boryokudan; a.k.a. Gokudo) was listed in the Annex to E.O. 13581 for its involvement in serious criminal activities, including weapons trafficking, prostitution, human trafficking, drug trafficking, fraud and money laundering. The Yamaguchi-gumi is the largest and most prominent of the Yakuza’s crime families, and is being designated today for acting for or on behalf of the Yakuza. The Yamaguchi-gumi has a pyramid structure with a kumicho (“godfather”) at the top. Today’s action also imposes sanctions on Kenichi Shinoda, the Yamaguchi-gumi kumicho since August 2005, as well as the Yamaguchi-gumi’s wakagashira (“deputy godfather”), Kiyoshi Takayama, both for acting for or on behalf of Yamaguchi-gumi.

As leaders of the Yamaguchi-gumi crime syndicate, both Shinoda and Takayama play key roles in directing the syndicate’s policies and settling disputes with other Yakuza syndicates. The Yamaguchi-gumi is involved in criminal endeavors in Japan and abroad, including drug trafficking, human trafficking, extortion, prostitution, fraud and money laundering. The Yamaguchi-gumi is estimated to generate billions of dollars annually in illicit proceeds.

Today’s action is designed to protect the integrity of the U.S. financial system, to prevent U.S. financial institutions from being used unwittingly to facilitate the unlawful activities of these groups, and to deny the named individuals and entity access to the U.S. economy.

Identifiers

1. KHRISTOFOROV, Vasily Alexandrovich (a.k.a. KHRISTOFOROV, Vasiliy; a.k.a. “VASYA”; a.k.a. “VOSKRES”), Murjan 6 Sector, Tower D01-T03.1, Apartment 401, Dubai 39409, United Arab Emirates; DOB 12 Mar 1972; POB Gorky Oblast, Russia; National ID No. 76481815 (United Arab Emirates); Passport 63-7186356 (Russia) (individual) [TCO]

1. KOLBAYEV, Kamchybek Asanbekovich (a.k.a. KOLBAEV, Kamchibek; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchy; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchi; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchibek; a.k.a. “KAMCHI BISHKEKSKIY”; a.k.a. “KOLYA-BISHKEKSKIY”; a.k.a. “KOLYA-KYRGYZ”), Bahar 1 Sector, C09-T02 Tower, Apartment 3203, Dubai 31672, United Arab Emirates; Volokolamskoye Shosse, House 15/22, Moscow, Russia; DOB 3 Aug 1974; alt. DOB 1 Jan 1973; POB Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan; citizen Kyrgyzstan; Passport A0832532 (Kyrgyzstan) expires 17 Mar 2009 (individual) [SDNTK] [TCO]

1. LEONTYEV, Vladislav Vladimirovich (a.k.a. LEONTIEV, Vladislav; a.k.a. LEONTIEV, Vlantislav; a.k.a. LEONTYEV, Vyacheslav; a.k.a. LEONTYEV, Vadim; a.k.a. LEONTYEV, Vadik; a.k.a. “BELOBRYSYY”; a.k.a. “BELYY”), Al-Fattan Building, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; DOB 5 Jul 1971; POB Gorky, Russia; alt. POB Caracas, Venezuela; National ID No. 60229551 (United Arab Emirates); Passport AB4065216 (Greece); alt. Passport H2214925 (Ghana); alt. Passport C1602418 (Venezuela) (individual) [TCO]

1. MANUYLOV, Aleksandr Leonidovich (a.k.a. MANUILOV, Alexander; a.k.a. MANUYLOV, Alexander; a.k.a. “SASHA SAMARSKIY”); DOB 3 Mar 1962; POB Russia; Passport 3056306 (Russia) (individual) [TCO]
2. RAKHIMOV, Gafur Akhmedovich (a.k.a. RAKHIMOV, Gofur-Arslonbek; a.k.a. RAKHIMOV, Gafur-Arslanbek Akhmedovich), The Meadows, Villa Number 64, Sheikh Zayed Road, near Emirates Hills, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; DOB 22 Jul 1951; POB Tashkent, Uzbekistan; National ID No. 03101200302034752 (United Arab Emirates); Passport CA1804389 (Uzbekistan); alt. Passport CA1890392 (Uzbekistan) (individual) [TCO]
1. SHAYBAZIAN, Lazar Gurgenovich (a.k.a. SHAYBAZYAN, Lazar); DOB 1 Apr 1966; Passport CA2485930 (Uzbekistan); alt. Passport CA2179793 (Uzbekistan) (individual) [TCO]

1. SHINODA, Kenichi (a.k.a. TSUKASA, Shinobu); DOB 25 Jan 1942; POB Oita Kyushu, Japan (individual) [TCO]

1. TAKAYAMA, Kiyoshi ; DOB 5 Sep 1947; POB Tsushimasi, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (individual) [TCO]

1. ZAYTSEV, Aleksey Alekseyevich (a.k.a. ZAITSEV, Alexei; a.k.a. ZAYTSEV, Alexey); DOB 7 Sep 1965; POB Leningrad, Russia; National ID No. 74914883 (United Arab Emirates); Passport 63-4604880 (Russia); alt. Passport 4103417473 (Russia); alt. Passport H2029462 (Ghana) (individual) [TCO]

1. YAMAGUCHI-GUMI (a.k.a. ROKUDAIME YAMAGUCHI-GUMI; a.k.a. SIXTH YAMAGUCHI-GUMI), 4-3-1 Shinohara-honmachi, Nada-Ku, Kobe City, Hyogo, Japan [TCO]”

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The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.


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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