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

May 7, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“Treasury Designates Sinaloa Cartel Plaza Bosses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“In order to put organizations like the Sinaloa Cartel out of business, we must continue to utilize every tool available to ensure that these criminal groups and their associates cannot exploit the U.S. financial system,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Doug Coleman. “Today’s actions severely curtail the Sinaloa Cartel’s ability to use legitimate commerce to mask their illicit money laundering activities and reflect DEA’s global efforts to weaken its leadership and bring it to justice.”

Since June 2000 the President has identified 97 drug kingpins and OFAC has designated more than 1,200 businesses and individuals. Penalties for violations of the Kingpin Act range from civil penalties of up to $1.075 million per violation to more severe criminal penalties. Criminal penalties for corporate officers may include up to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $5 million. Criminal fines for corporations may reach $10 million. Other individuals face up to 10 years in prison and fines for criminal violation of the Kingpin Act pursuant to Title 18 of the United States Code.

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

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OFAC: “Kingpin Act Designations”

May 7, 2013

The U.S. Department of the Treasury on May 7, 2013 released the following:

“OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL

Specially Designated Nationals Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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[IRAN] [IFSR] [NPWMD] Entries Changed and Added, and [IRAN] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on July 12, 2012

July 15, 2012

On July 12, 2012, OFAC has added and changed [IRAN] [IFSR] [NPWMD] Entries and added [IRAN] Entries to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List):

The following [IRAN] [IFSR] [NPWMD] entries have been changed:

ANSAR BANK (a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; f.k.a. “ANSAR ALMOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREELOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran [NPWMD] [IFSR]. -to- ANSAR BANK (a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; a.k.a. BANK-E ANSAR; f.k.a. “ANSAR ALMOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREELOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran; North Pasdaran St., No. 539, Before Sahebgharanieh, corner of Narenjestan dahom, Tehran, Iran[IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; f.k.a. “ANSAR LMOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREELOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran [NPWMD] [IFSR]. -to- ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; a.k.a. BANK-E ANSAR; f.k.a. “ANSAR ALMOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREELOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran; North Pasdaran St., No. 539, Before Sahebgharanieh, corner of Narenjestan dahom, Tehran, Iran[IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; f.k.a. “ANSAR ALMOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREELOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran [NPWMD] [IFSR]. -to- ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; a.k.a. BANK-E ANSAR; f.k.a. “ANSAR ALMOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREELOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran; North Pasdaran St., No. 539, Before Sahebgharanieh, corner of Narenjestan dahom, Tehran, Iran[IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

FUTURE BANK B.S.C., P.O. Box 785, City Centre Building, Government Avenue, Manama, Bahrain; Block 304, City Centre Building, Building 199, Government Avenue, Road 383, Manama, Bahrain; Business Registration Document # 54514-1 (Bahrain) expires 09 Jun 2009; Trade License No. 13388 (Bahrain); All branches worldwide [NPWMD] [IFSR]. -to- FUTURE BANK B.S.C. (a.k.a. BANK-E ALMOSTAGHBAL; a.k.a. FUTURE BANK), P.O. Box 785, City Centre Building, Government Avenue, Manama, Bahrain; Block 304, City Centre Building, Building 199, Government Avenue, Road 383, Manama, Bahrain; Free Trade Zone, Sanaati-e Kish, Vilay-e Ferdos 2, Corner of Klinik-e Khanevadeh, No 1/5 and 3/5, Kish, Iran; Business Registration Document # 54514-1 (Bahrain) expires 09 Jun 2009; Trade License No. 13388 (Bahrain); All branches worldwide[IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

POST BANK OF IRAN, 237 Motahari Avenue, Tehran 1587618118, Iran [NPWMD] [IFSR]. -to- POST BANK OF IRAN (a.k.a. SHERKAT-E DOLATI-E POST BANK; a.k.a. “PBI”), 237 Motahari Avenue, Tehran 1587618118, Iran; Motahari Street, No. 237, Past Darya-e Noor, Tehran, Iran[IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

“ANSAR AL-MOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE” (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREE-LOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran [NPWMD] [IFSR]. -to- “ANSAR AL-MOJAHEDIN NOINTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE” (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; a.k.a. BANK-E ANSAR; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREE-LOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran; North Pasdaran St., No. 539, Before Sahebgharanieh, corner of Narenjestan dahom, Tehran, Iran[IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

“ANSAR INSTITUTE” (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; f.k.a. “ANSAR AL-MOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREELOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran [NPWMD] [IFSR]. -to- “ANSAR INSTITUTE” (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; a.k.a. BANK-E ANSAR; f.k.a. “ANSAR ALMOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREE-LOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran; North Pasdaran St., No. 539, Before Sahebgharanieh, corner of Narenjestan dahom, Tehran, Iran[IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

“ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREE-LOANS FUND” (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; f.k.a. “ANSAR AL-MOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran [NPWMD] [IFSR]. -to- “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREE-LOANS FUND” (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; a.k.a. BANK-E ANSAR; f.k.a. “ANSAR ALMOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran; North Pasdaran St., No. 539, Before Sahebgharanieh, corner of Narenjestan dahom, Tehran, Iran[IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

resulting in the following new [IRAN] [IFSR] [NPWMD] entries:

BANK-E AL-MOSTAGHBAL (a.k.a. FUTURE BANK; a.k.a. FUTURE BANK B.S.C.), P.O. Box 785, City Centre Building, Government Avenue, Manama, Bahrain; Block 304, City Centre Building, Building 199, Government Avenue, Road 383, Manama, Bahrain; Free Trade Zone, Sanaati-e Kish, Vilay-e Ferdos 2, Corner of Klinik-e Khanevadeh, No 1/5 and 3/5, Kish, Iran; Business Registration Document # 54514-1 (Bahrain) expires 09 Jun 2009; Trade License No. 13388 (Bahrain); All branches worldwide [IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

BANK-E ANSAR (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; f.k.a. “ANSAR AL-MOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREELOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran; North Pasdaran St., No. 539, Before Sahebgharanieh, corner of Narenjestan dahom, Tehran, Iran [IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

FUTURE BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E ALMOSTAGHBAL; a.k.a. FUTURE BANK B.S.C.), P.O. Box 785, City Centre Building, Government Avenue, Manama, Bahrain; Block 304, City Centre Building, Building 199, Government Avenue, Road 383, Manama, Bahrain; Free Trade Zone, Sanaati-e Kish, Vilay-e Ferdos 2, Corner of Klinik-e Khanevadeh, No 1/5 and 3/5, Kish, Iran; Business Registration Document # 54514-1 (Bahrain) expires 09 Jun 2009; Trade License No. 13388 (Bahrain); All branches worldwide [IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

SHERKAT-E DOLATI-E POST BANK (a.k.a. POST BANK OF IRAN; a.k.a. “PBI”), 237 Motahari Avenue, Tehran 1587618118, Iran; Motahari Street, No. 237, Past Darya-e Noor, Tehran, Iran [IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

“PBI” (a.k.a. POST BANK OF IRAN; a.k.a. SHERKAT-E DOLATI-E POST BANK), 237 Motahari Avenue, Tehran 1587618118, Iran; Motahari Street, No. 237, Past Darya-e Noor, Tehran, Iran [IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

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

BANK MOSHTAREK-E IRAN VENEZUELA (a.k.a. JOINT IRAN-VENEZUELA BANK), Ahmad Ghasir St. (Bokharest), Corner of 15th St., Tose Tower, No.44-46, Tehran 1013830711, Iran [IRAN].

BANK-E DEY (a.k.a. DEY BANK), Bokharest St., 1st St., No. 13, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

BANK-E EGHTESAD NOVIN (a.k.a. EGHTESAD NOVIN BANK; a.k.a. EN BANK PJSC), Vali Asr Street, Above Vanak Circle, across Niayesh, Esfandiari Blvd., No. 24, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC BEGN IR TH [IRAN].

BANK-E GARDESHGARI (a.k.a. TOURISM BANK), Vali Asr St., above Vey Park, Shahid Fiazi St., No. 51, first floor, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

BANK-E GHARZOLHASANEH MEHR IRAN (a.k.a. GHARZOLHASANEH MEHR IRAN BANK; a.k.a. MEHR IRAN CREDIT UNION BANK), Taleghani St., No.204, Before the intersection of Mofateh, across from the former U.S. embassy, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

BANK-E HEKMAT IRANIAN (a.k.a. HEKMAT IRANIAN BANK), Argentine Circle, beginning of Africa St., Corner of 37th St., (Dara Cul-de-sac), No.26, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

BANK-E IRAN ZAMIN (a.k.a. IRAN ZAMIN BANK), Seyyed Jamal-oldin Asadabadi St., Corner of 68th St., No. 472, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

BANK-E KARAFARIN (a.k.a. KARAFARIN BANK), Zafar St. No. 315, Between Vali Asr and Jordan, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC KBID IR TH [IRAN].

BANK-E PARSIAN (a.k.a. PARSIAN BANK), Keshavarz Blvd., No. 65, Corner of Shahid Daemi St., P.O. Box 141553163, Tehran 1415983111, Iran; No. 4 Zarafshan St, Farahzadi Blvd, Shahrak-e Ghods, 1467793811, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC BKPA IR TH [IRAN].

BANK-E PASARGAD (a.k.a. PASARGAD BANK), Valiasr St., Mirdamad St., No. 430, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC BKBP IR TH [IRAN].

BANK-E SAMAN (a.k.a. SAMAN BANK), Vali Asr. St. No. 3, Before Vey Park intersection, corner of Tarakesh Dooz St., Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC SABC IR TH [IRAN].

BANK-E SARMAYEH (a.k.a. SARMAYEH BANK), Sepahod Gharani No. 24, Corner of Arak St., Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

BANK-E SHAHR, Sepahod Gharani, Corner of Khosro St., No. 147, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

BANK-E TAAWON MANTAGHEEY-E ESLAMI (a.k.a. ISLAMIC REGIONAL COOPERATION BANK; a.k.a. REGIONAL COOPERATION OF THE ISLAMIC BANK FOR DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENT), Building No. 59, District 929, Street No. 17, Arsat Al-Hindia, Al Masbah, Baghdad, Iraq; Tohid Street, Before Tohid Circle, No. 33, Upper Level of Eghtesad-e Novin Bank, Tehran 1419913464, Iran; SWIFT/BIC RCDF IQ BA [IRAN].

BANK-E TAT (a.k.a. TAT BANK), Shahid Ahmad Ghasir (Bocharest), Shahid Ahmadian (15th) St., No. 1, Tehran, Iran; No. 1 Ahmadian Street, Bokharest Avenue, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC TATB IR TH [IRAN].

BANK-E TOSE’E TA’AVON (a.k.a. COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT BANK; a.k.a. TOSEE TAAVON BANK), Mirdamad Blvd., North East Corner of Mirdamad Bridge, No. 271, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E TOSE’E TA’AVON; a.k.a. TOSEE TAAVON BANK), Mirdamad Blvd., North East Corner of Mirdamad Bridge, No. 271, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

CREDIT INSTITUTION FOR DEVELOPMENT, 53 Saanee, Jahan-e Koodak, Crossroads Africa St., Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

DEY BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E DEY), Bokharest St., 1st St., No. 13, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

EGHTESAD NOVIN BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E EGHTESAD NOVIN; a.k.a. EN BANK PJSC), Vali Asr Street, Above Vanak Circle, across Niayesh, Esfandiari Blvd., No. 24, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC BEGN IR TH [IRAN].

EN BANK PJSC (a.k.a. BANK-E EGHTESAD NOVIN; a.k.a. EGHTESAD NOVIN BANK), Vali Asr Street, Above Vanak Circle, across Niayesh, Esfandiari Blvd., No. 24, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC BEGN IR TH [IRAN].

GHARZOLHASANEH MEHR IRAN BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E GHARZOLHASANEH MEHR IRAN; a.k.a. MEHR IRAN CREDIT UNION BANK), Taleghani St., No.204, Before the intersection of Mofateh, across from the former U.S. embassy, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

HEKMAT IRANIAN BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E HEKMAT IRANIAN), Argentine Circle, beginning of Africa St., Corner of 37th St., (Dara Cul-desac), No.26, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

IRAN ZAMIN BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E IRAN ZAMIN), Seyyed Jamal-oldin Asadabadi St., Corner of 68th St., No. 472, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

ISLAMIC REGIONAL COOPERATION BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E TAAWON MANTAGHEEY-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. REGIONAL COOPERATION OF THE ISLAMIC BANK FOR DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENT), Building No. 59, District 929, Street No. 17, Arsat Al-Hindia, Al Masbah, Baghdad, Iraq; Tohid Street, Before Tohid Circle, No. 33, Upper Level of Eghtesad-e Novin Bank, Tehran 1419913464, Iran; SWIFT/BIC RCDF IQ BA [IRAN].

JOINT IRAN-VENEZUELA BANK (a.k.a. BANK MOSHTAREK-E IRAN VENEZUELA), Ahmad Ghasir St. (Bokharest), Corner of 15th St., Tose Tower, No.44-46, Tehran 1013830711, Iran [IRAN].

KARAFARIN BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E KARAFARIN), Zafar St. No. 315, Between Vali Asr and Jordan, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC KBID IR TH [IRAN].

MEHR IRAN CREDIT UNION BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E GHARZOLHASANEH MEHR IRAN; a.k.a. GHARZOLHASANEH MEHR IRAN BANK), Taleghani St., No.204, Before the intersection of Mofateh, across from the former U.S. embassy, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

PARSIAN BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E PARSIAN), Keshavarz Blvd., No. 65, Corner of Shahid Daemi St., P.O. Box 141553163, Tehran 1415983111, Iran; No. 4 Zarafshan St, Farahzadi Blvd, Shahrak-e Ghods, 1467793811, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC BKPA IR TH [IRAN].

PASARGAD BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E PASARGAD), Valiasr St., Mirdamad St., No. 430, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC BKBP IR TH [IRAN].

REGIONAL COOPERATION OF THE ISLAMIC BANK FOR DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENT (a.k.a. BANK-E TAAWON MANTAGHEEY-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REGIONAL COOPERATION BANK), Building No. 59, District 929, Street No. 17, Arsat Al-Hindia, Al Masbah, Baghdad, Iraq; Tohid Street, Before Tohid Circle, No. 33, Upper Level of Eghtesad-e Novin Bank, Tehran 1419913464, Iran; SWIFT/BIC RCDF IQ BA [IRAN].

SAMAN BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E SAMAN), Vali Asr. St. No. 3, Before Vey Park intersection, corner of Tarakesh Dooz St., Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC SABC IR TH [IRAN].

SARMAYEH BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E SARMAYEH), Sepahod Gharani No. 24, Corner of Arak St., Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

TAT BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E TAT), Shahid Ahmad Ghasir (Bocharest), Shahid Ahmadian (15th) St., No. 1, Tehran, Iran; No. 1 Ahmadian Street, Bokharest Avenue, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC TATB IR TH [IRAN].

TOSEE TAAVON BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E TOSE’E TA’AVON; a.k.a. COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT BANK), Mirdamad Blvd., North East Corner of Mirdamad Bridge, No. 271, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

TOURISM BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E GARDESHGARI), Vali Asr St., above Vey Park, Shahid Fiazi St., No. 51, first floor, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

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United States Increases Sanctions Against The Government Of Iran And Its Proliferation Networks

7/12/2012
Treasury and State Department Actions Target More Than 50 Entities

Tied to Iran’s Procurement, Petroleum, and Shipping Networks

WASHINGTON – Today, the United States is imposing additional sanctions on Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile proliferation networks, and is also taking additional steps to prevent the evasion of sanctions by publicly identifying a group of Iranian front companies and banks. These actions are part of the United States government’s dual-track approach of increasing pressure to convince Iran to engage seriously and address the international community’s concerns about its nuclear program.

“Iran today is under intense, multilateral sanctions pressure, and we will continue to ratchet up the pressure so long as Iran refuses to address the international community’s well-founded concerns about its nuclear program,” said Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. “Today’s actions are our next step on that path, taking direct aim at disrupting Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs as well as its deceptive efforts to use front companies to sell and move its oil.”

Targeting Iran’s Nuclear and Missile Proliferation Activities

Since 2005, the United States has imposed a series of targeted, conduct-based sanctions under Executive Order (E.O.) 13382, “Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters,” on persons, firms and financial institutions involved in Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. This sustained sanctions effort has both disrupted the progress of Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile program and imposed significant pressure on the Iranian government.

Continuing the effort to target Iran’s nuclear and missile proliferation activities, the U.S. Departments of the Treasury and State are today designating 11 entities and four individuals under E.O. 13382. As described in more detail in the accompanying Fact Sheet, many of the individuals and entities designated today are part of a network of proliferators headed by Iran’s Ministry of Defense for Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) and its subsidiary, Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO). A number of additional designations are related to Iran’s national maritime carrier, Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), both of which have been the target of a numerous sanctions actions by the United States and our partners around the world.

Preventing the Circumvention of International Sanctions on Iran

The Treasury Department is also acting today to prevent the circumvention of international sanctions on Iran – including sanctions on oil trade with Iran – by publicly exposing numerous Iranian front companies, ships and banks that are part of the Government of Iran. The specific entities identified in today’s action are described in the accompanying Fact Sheet.

Treasury is identifying these Government of Iran entities pursuant to E.O. 13599, which blocks all property and interests in property within U.S. jurisdiction of the Government of Iran and of all Iranian financial institutions, and prohibits U.S. persons or those within U.S. jurisdiction from having dealings with them. To assist U.S. persons in complying with their obligation to freeze the assets of, and not to deal with, any such entities, the Treasury Department from time to time identifies entities that are owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, the Government of Iran.

Today’s identifications include four front companies for the Naftiran Intertrade Company (NICO) or the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) — Petro Suisse Intertrade Company SA; Hong Kong Intertrade Company; Noor Energy (Malaysia) Ltd.; and Petro Energy Intertrade Company. NICO intended to use Petro Energy Intertrade to evade western sanctions. The Treasury Department identified NICO and NIOC, both of which are centrally involved in the sale of Iranian oil, in 2008 as entities that are owned or controlled by the Government of Iran.

The Treasury Department is also identifying today the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) as a Government of Iran entity and, for the first time, the NITC fleet and various front companies belonging to NITC. In addition, the Treasury Department is also identifying 20 Iranian financial institutions for inclusion on its List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List).

These identifications highlight Iran’s attempts to evade sanctions through the use of front companies, as well as its attempts to conceal its tanker fleet by repainting, reflagging, or disabling GPS devices. They will assist U.S. persons in complying with E.O. 13599, and will also assist persons and entities around the world in complying with U.S. and international sanctions, including the European Union’s prohibition on the import of Iranian oil that went into effect on July 1, 2012.

U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with individuals or entities blocked pursuant to E.O 13382 or E.O. 13599, and any assets such persons may have under U.S. jurisdiction are blocked. Entry into the United States of aliens designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 is suspended under Presidential Proclamation 8693, Suspension of Entry of Aliens Subject to U.S. Security Council Travel Ban and International Emergency Economic Powers Act Sanctions.

For more information on today’s designations, please see the attached fact sheet.

​071212 Fact Sheet Iran Designations.pdf

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OFAC Introduces New SDN Data Production System

June 13, 2012

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on June 13, 2012 released the following:

“OFAC has just launched a new, internal Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) and Blocked Persons List production system. This system is designed to emulate existing SDN data formats so that OFAC’s internal transition should be relatively transparent to the public. However, certain long-standing (but minor) problems with OFAC’s current data formats were corrected and users of the emulated SDN data will see some changes to records that are administrative only.

The following administrative changes have been made to SDN data in the emulated formats.

  1. All SDN data in the human-readable files now end in a period (.) . The period will serve as a true end of line marker from this point forward.
  2. Data that were produced with no specific ordering rules in the past now have ordering rules applied. For example, weak aliases in the remarks fields of the fixed-width and delimited files could change position within the remarks field from publication to publication. This will no longer occur. Specific ordering has also been applied to other data in the remarks (identification information like passport number, cedula number, etc. will appear in a consistent order from publication to publication).
  3. Extra/erroneous spaces that appeared in SDN records have been removed.
  4. Dates in the SDN data files could be published in variable formats. The following formats were allowed: D MMM YYYY; DD MMM YYYY; D MMM YY; DD MMM YY. Now all dates will be published in a single format DD MMM YYYY. Single digit days will now be padded with a 0 in front of the actual day.
  5. In the past OFAC used the abbreviation “c/o” in the address field of its data and human-readable files to describe a relationship between two or more SDNs. In the newly produced data files relationships between SDNs will be more clearly defined using the phrase, “Linked To:” as the following example shows.
  6. TEST COMPANY (a.k.a. BIG TEST COMPANY), Test Street 1, Test Street 2, Test Street 3, Test City, Test State Test Province, Test Country; Remarks Field test [IRAQ] Linked To: TEST, Joe.

    The “Linked To:” descriptor will start appearing in newly created SDNs. OFAC may replace older “c/o” records with “Linked To:” over time.

  7. Certain e-mail addresses in the OFAC data were associated with a specific country. That association has been removed.
  8. There was an inconsistency in the program codes presented in the human-readable SDN files as compared to the machine-readable files with regard to Zimbabwe. In the machine-readable SDN files the program code for Zimbabwe was ZIMB. In the human-readable files it was ZIMBABWE. The code is now ZIMBABWE in both sets of files.
  9. Dates of birth may now feature date ranges in place of “circa” values for new designations.
  10. Records in ADD.* files are now always ordered by ent_num and then by add_num. Records in ALT.* files are now always ordered by ent_num and then by alt_num.
  11. The SDN.XML file is now ordered by UID.

For the next few days the SDN data files that are produced by OFAC’s old SDN production system will be available in their current location. The new files will be available for download and testing. We STRONGLY encourage users of these data to download and review of the emulated SDN files. These files can be found here.

If you have any difficulty loading these new files into your screening systems, please contact OFAC immediately by e-mail at O_F_A_C@do.treas.gov. Please be as detailed as possible when describing your problem.”

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