Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficking Kingpin [SDNTK] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on June 27, 2012

July 12, 2012

On June 27, 2012, OFAC has added [SDNTK] Entries to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List):

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

BODEGA MICHIGAN, Calle 10A 11A-02, Maicao, Colombia; Matricula Mercantil No 0081931 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

CHIBLI, Ibrahim (a.k.a. SHIBLI SHIBLI, Ibrahim); DOB 10 Oct 1965; POB Sour, Lebanon; nationality Lebanon (individual) [SDNTK].

HARB, Abass Hussein (a.k.a. HARB, Abbas Hussein), Ave Pedro Melean, cruce con Calle No. 73, Local No. 22, Sector Santa Rosa, Valencia, Venezuela; Calle 10A No.12-21, Maicao, Colombia; Carrera 70 No. 76-50 BG 3, Barranquilla, Colombia; Calle 10 No 11-63, Maicao, Colombia; DOB 11 Nov 1979; POB Lebanon; Matricula Mercantil No 398329 (Colombia); alt. Matricula Mercantil No 398330 (Colombia); alt. Matricula Mercantil No 076592 (Colombia); alt. Matricula Mercantil No 041789 (Colombia); National Foreign ID Number 264521 (Colombia); National ID No. 21495203 (Venezuela); alt. National ID No. 22465548 (Venezuela); NIT # 6390001813 (Colombia); Passport 1368212 (Venezuela) (individual) [SDNTK] Linked To: IMPORTADORA SILVANIA; Linked To: IMPORTADORA SILVANIA, C.A..

HARB, Abbas Hussein (a.k.a. HARB, Abass Hussein), Ave Pedro Melean, cruce con Calle No. 73, Local No. 22, Sector Santa Rosa, Valencia, Venezuela; Calle 10A No.12-21, Maicao, Colombia; Carrera 70 No. 76-50 BG 3, Barranquilla, Colombia; Calle 10 No 11-63, Maicao, Colombia; DOB 11 Nov 1979; POB Lebanon; Matricula Mercantil No 398329 (Colombia); alt. Matricula Mercantil No 398330 (Colombia); alt. Matricula Mercantil No 076592 (Colombia); alt. Matricula Mercantil No 041789 (Colombia); National Foreign ID Number 264521 (Colombia); National ID No. 21495203 (Venezuela); alt. National ID No. 22465548 (Venezuela); NIT # 6390001813 (Colombia); Passport 1368212 (Venezuela) (individual) [SDNTK] Linked To: IMPORTADORA SILVANIA; Linked To: IMPORTADORA SILVANIA, C.A..

HARB, Ali Houssein (a.k.a. HARB, Ali Hussein), Calle 10A No. 11-63, Maicao, La Guajira, Colombia; Calle 13 No. 10-34 Centro, Maicao, La Guajira, Colombia; DOB 11 Aug 1976; alt. DOB 19 Aug 1976; nationality Lebanon; National Foreign ID Number 254291 (Colombia); National ID No. 26405022 (Venezuela) (individual) [SDNTK].

HARB, Ali Hussein (a.k.a. HARB, Ali Houssein), Calle 10A No. 11-63, Maicao, La Guajira, Colombia; Calle 13 No. 10-34 Centro, Maicao, La Guajira, Colombia; DOB 11 Aug 1976; alt. DOB 19 Aug 1976; nationality Lebanon; National Foreign ID Number 254291 (Colombia); National ID No. 26405022 (Venezuela) (individual) [SDNTK].

IMPORTADORA SILVANIA, C.A., Ave Pedro Melean, cruce con Calle 73, Local No. 22, Sector Santa Rosa, Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela; Tax ID No. RIF J-31069374-9 (Venezuela) [SDNTK].

IMPORTADORA SILVANIA, Carerra 70 No. 76-50 BG 3, Barranquilla, Colombia; Calle 10A No.12-21, Maicao, Colombia; Matricula Mercantil No 398330 (Colombia) [SDNTK].

SALEH, Kassem Mohamad (a.k.a. SALEH, Qasim), Ave Pedro Melean, cruce con Calle No. 73 , Local No. 22, Sector Santa Rosa, Valencia, Venezuela; Calle 10A # 11A-02, Maicao, Colombia; DOB 10 Feb 1980; nationality Lebanon; Matricula Mercantil No 081931; National Foreign ID Number 22075502 (Venezuela); NIT # 6390003192 (Colombia); Passport 1243712 (Lebanon) (individual) [SDNTK] Linked To: IMPORTADORA SILVANIA, C.A.; Linked To: BODEGA MICHIGAN.

SALEH, Qasim (a.k.a. SALEH, Kassem Mohamad), Ave Pedro Melean, cruce con Calle No. 73 , Local No. 22, Sector Santa Rosa, Valencia, Venezuela; Calle 10A # 11A-02, Maicao, Colombia; DOB 10 Feb 1980; nationality Lebanon; Matricula Mercantil No 081931; National Foreign ID Number 22075502 (Venezuela); NIT # 6390003192 (Colombia); Passport 1243712 (Lebanon) (individual) [SDNTK] Linked To: IMPORTADORA SILVANIA, C.A.; Linked To: BODEGA MICHIGAN.

SHIBLI SHIBLI, Ibrahim (a.k.a. CHIBLI, Ibrahim); DOB 10 Oct 1965; POB Sour, Lebanon; nationality Lebanon (individual) [SDNTK].

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Treasury Targets Major Money Laundering Network Linked to Drug Trafficker Ayman Joumaa and a Key Hizballah Supporter in South America

6/27/2012

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated four individuals and three entities involved in laundering the proceeds of narcotics trafficking for drug kingpin Ayman Joumaa. Treasury also designated a Colombia-based individual under its terrorism authority, Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, for directing Hizballah’s fundraising activities in the Americas. This individual was previously designated under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for his role in narcotics-related money laundering. Today’s designations further expose Ayman Joumaa’s network as a major narcotics and money laundering enterprise that has reach throughout the Americas and the Middle East with links to Hizballah. As with the February 2011 action against Lebanese Canadian Bank, these actions again highlight Hizballah’s links to major South American narcotics money laundering organizations.

“The Joumaa network is a sophisticated multi-national money laundering ring, which launders the proceeds of drug trafficking for the benefit of criminals and the terrorist group Hizballah,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. “We and our partners will continue to aggressively map, expose and disable this network, as we are doing with today’s sanctions.”

Abbas Hussein Harb and Ibrahim Chibli

Abbas Hussein Harb and Ibrahim Chibli are being designated today pursuant to the Kingpin Act for collaboration with designated drug kingpin Ayman Joumaa in the movement of millions of dollars of narcotics-related proceeds. Harb’s Colombia- and Venezuela-based organization launders money for the Joumaa network through the Lebanese financial sector. Chibli used his position as the manager of the Abbassieh branch of Fenicia Bank in Lebanon to facilitate the movement of money for Joumaa and Harb. For example, in 2010, Joumaa moved over a million dollars into an account owned by Harb and managed by Chibli. Harb is a dual citizen of Venezuela and Lebanon, and Chibli is a Lebanese national.

Ali Mohamad Saleh

Ali Mohamad Saleh, a Lebanese Colombian national, is also being designated today pursuant to E.O. 13224 as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist for acting for or on behalf of and providing financial, material, or technological support to Hizballah. Saleh is a key Hizballah facilitator who has directed and coordinated Hizballah activity in Colombia. He is a former Hizballah fighter with knowledge of Hizballah operations plans due to his contact with Hizballah authorities in Lebanon. As of July 2010, Saleh was a contact of Hizballah’s Foreign Relations Department and has maintained communication with suspected Hizballah operatives in Venezuela, Germany, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia. Saleh was the acting leader of a Hizballah support cell in Maicao, Colombia that raised funds for transfer to Hizballah. In this role, Saleh solicited donations for Hizballah from business owners and residents. Saleh coordinated the transfer of checks and U.S. dollars by courier from Maicao via Venezuela to Hizballah in Lebanon. He was previously designated under the Kingpin Act on December 29, 2011, for his role as a Maicao based money launderer for the Cheaitelly/El Khansa criminal organization, which is linked to the Joumaa network. Saleh is the brother of Joumaa-network associate Kassem Mohamad Saleh, who was also named today under the Kingpin Act for his role in supporting Abbas Hussein Harb.

Additional Kingpin Designations

Ali Houssein Harb (Abbas Hussein Harb’s brother) and Kassem Mohamad Saleh (Ali Mohamad Saleh’s brother) were also designated under the Kingpin Act today for their links to the Joumaa network. Ali Houssein Harb and Kassem Mohamad Saleh are dual citizens of Lebanon and Venezuela. The three companies targeted as part of today’s action under the Kingpin Act for being owned or controlled by Abbas Houssein Harb and/or Kassem Mohamad Saleh are: Importadora Silvania and Bodega Michigan, both based in Colombia, and Importadora Silvania, C.A., based in Venezuela.

BACKGROUND:

Ayman Joumaa was designated pursuant to the Kingpin Act in January 2011 for his role as a high-level money launderer and drug trafficker operating in the Americas, Middle East, Europe, and Africa. Joumaa and his organization laundered proceeds from their illicit activities – as much as $200 million per month – through various channels, including bulk cash smuggling operations and Lebanese exchange houses. Since Treasury’s designation, he was subsequently indicted in November 2011 by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia for being the leader of an international drug trafficking and money laundering network that coordinated multi-ton shipments of cocaine from Colombia to the Los Zetas Mexican drug cartel destined for the United States and for laundering hundreds of millions of dollars in these drug proceeds back to the Colombian suppliers.

Today’s actions, which prohibit U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with the designated individuals and entities and freeze any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction, were taken in close coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration. “The DEA investigation of Ayman Joumaa that helped lead to today’s Treasury actions is critical to protecting the U.S. financial system from illicit activity and is another tool used to disrupt and dismantle these drug and money laundering networks,” said DEA Financial Operations Chief John Arvanitis. “These sanctions will go a long way toward ensuring that the entire Joumaa network is brought to justice.”

This action is part of the Treasury Department’s ongoing efforts pursuant to the Kingpin Act to target the financial networks of significant foreign narcotics traffickers and their organizations worldwide. The Treasury Department 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.

Today’s action also highlights the Treasury Department’s ongoing efforts to target terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or to acts of terrorism, isolating them from the U.S. financial and commercial systems. Hizballah was listed as a Specially Designated Terrorist on the annex to E.O. 12947 of January 23, 1995. The U.S. Department of State designated Hizballah as a Foreign Terrorist Organization in 1997. Additionally, on October 31, 2001, Hizballah was designated by the State Department as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist pursuant to E.O. 13224.

To view a chart of the Ayman Joumaa affiliates, click here.

Identifying Information

Name: Ali Mohamad SALEH

AKA: Ali Mohammad SALAH

AKA: Ali Mohamed SALEH

AKA: Ali Mohammad SALEH

AKA: Ali Abd-Al-Amir Muhammad SALIH

AKA: Ali Muhammad SALIH

AKA: Ali Muhammad Abd-Al-Amir SALIH

DOB: 1 Jan 1974

POB: Adchit, Lebanon

Colombian Cedula No.: 1124006380

Colombian Passport: AJ911608

Alt. Lebanese Passport: 2071362

Alt. Lebanese Passport: 1183967

Linked To: ALMACEN BATUL

Linked To: COMERCIAL ESTILO Y MODA

Name: Ibrahim CHIBLI

AKA: Ibrahim SHIBLI SHIBLI

DOB: 10 Oct 1965

POB: Sour, Lebanon

Nationality: Lebanon

Name: Abbas Hussein HARB

AKA: Abass Hussein HARB

Address: Ave Pedro Melean, cruce con Calle No. 73, Local No. 22, Sector Santa Rosa, Valencia, Venezuela

Address: Calle 10A No.12-21, Maicao, Colombia;

Address: Carrera 70 No. 76-50 BG 3, Barranquilla, Colombia

Address: Calle 10 No 11-63, Maicao, Colombia

DOB: 11 Nov 1979

POB: Lebanon

Venezuelan Passport: 1368212

Colombian NIT #: 6390001813

Venezuelan National ID No.: 21495203

Alt. Venezuelan National ID No.: 22465548

Colombian National Foreign ID Number: 264521

Colombian Matricula Mercantil No: 398329

Alt. Colombian Matricula Mercantil No: 398330

Alt. Colombian Matricula Mercantil No: 076592

Alt. Colombian Matricula Mercantil No: 041789

Linked To: IMPORTADORA SILVANIA

Linked To: IMPORTADORA SILVANIA, C.A.

Name: Ali Houssein HARB

AKA: Ali Hussein HARB

Address: Calle 10A No. 11-63, Maicao, La Guajira, Colombia

Address: Calle 13 No. 10-34 Centro, Maicao, La Guajira, Colombia

DOB: 11 Aug 1976

alt. DOB: 19 Aug 1976

Nationality: Lebanese

Venezuelan National ID No.: 26405022

Colombian National Foreign ID Number: 254291

Name: Kassem Mohamad SALEH

AKA: Qasim SALEH

Address: Calle 10A # 11A-02, Maicao, Colombia

Address: Ave Pedro Melean, cruce con Calle No. 73 , Local No. 22,

Sector Santa Rosa, Valencia, Venezuela

DOB: 10 Feb 1980

Nationality: Lebanese

Lebanese Passport: 1243712

Colombian NIT #: 6390003192

Colombian National Foreign ID Number: 264619

Alt. Venezuelan National Foreign ID Number: 22075502

Colombian Matricula Mercantil No 0081931

Linked To: IMPORTADORA SILVANIA, C.A.

Linked To: BODEGA MICHIGAN.

Name: BODEGA MICHIGAN

Address: Calle 10A 11A-02, Maicao, Colombia

Colombian Matricula Mercantil No: 0081931

Name: IMPORTADORA SILVANIA

Address: Carerra 70 No. 76-50 BG 3, Barranquilla, Colombia

Address: Calle 10A No.12-21, Maicao, Colombia

Colombian Matricula Mercantil No: 398330

Name: IMPORTADORA SILVANIA, C.A.

Address: Ave Pedro Melean, cruce con Calle 73, Local No. 22, Sector Santa Rosa, Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela

Venezuelan Tax ID No.: RIF J-31069374-9″

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Foreign Terrorist Organizations [FTO] and Specially Designated Global Terrorists [SDGT] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012

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

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

ABDALLAH AZZAM BRIGADES (a.k.a. ABDULLAH AZZAM BRIGADES; a.k.a. YUSUF AL-‘UYAYRI BATTALIONS OF THE ABDULLAH AZZAM BRIGADES; a.k.a. ZIYAD AL-JARRAH BATTALIONS OF THE ABDULLAH AZZAM BRIGADES), Lebanon [FTO] [SDGT]

ABDULLAH AZZAM BRIGADES (a.k.a. ABDALLAH AZZAM BRIGADES; a.k.a. YUSUF AL-‘UYAYRI BATTALIONS OF THE ABDULLAH AZZAM BRIGADES; a.k.a. ZIYAD AL-JARRAH BATTALIONS OF THE ABDULLAH AZZAM BRIGADES), Lebanon [FTO] [SDGT]

YUSUF AL-‘UYAYRI BATTALIONS OF THE ABDULLAH AZZAM BRIGADES (a.k.a. ABDALLAH AZZAM BRIGADES; a.k.a. ABDULLAH AZZAM BRIGADES; a.k.a. ZIYAD AL-JARRAH BATTALIONS OF THE ABDULLAH AZZAM BRIGADES), Lebanon [FTO] [SDGT]

ZIYAD AL-JARRAH BATTALIONS OF THE ABDULLAH AZZAM BRIGADES (a.k.a. ABDALLAH AZZAM BRIGADES; a.k.a. ABDULLAH AZZAM BRIGADES; a.k.a. YUSUF AL-‘UYAYRI BATTALIONS OF THE ABDULLAH AZZAM BRIGADES), Lebanon [FTO] [SDGT]

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Recent OFAC Actions: Non-Proliferation Designations

March 31, 2011

As of today, OFAC has designated several assets and made several changes to existing non-proliferation designations. OFAC has also removed several designations from the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List).

Under the non-proliferation sanctions program, OFAC has the ability to designate individuals, organizations, entities and assets on the SDN List in an effort to isolate them from U.S. financial and commercial systems.

Vessels, the primary target of today’s OFAC actions, are typically designated under the non-proliferation sanctions because they are capable of transporting weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Today’s designations include vessels that are allegedly associated with the Islamic Republic of Iran of Shipping Lines (IRISL).

To view OFAC’s press release which goes into more detail regarding today’s designations, please click here.

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

DORITA (f.k.a. IRAN MOEIN); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8605234 (Iran) (vessel) [NPWMD]

KADOS (f.k.a. IRAN SAHEL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9137258 (Iran) (vessel) [NPWMD]

SALIM; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9465851 (Malta) (vessel) [NPWMD]

The following deletions have been made to OFAC’s SDN list:

DEVELOPER (a.k.a. IRAN DEVELOPER) Bulk Carrier 43,300DWT 25,768GRT IRAN flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8309660 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN DEVELOPER (a.k.a. DEVELOPER) Bulk Carrier 43,300DWT 25,768GRT IRAN flag (IRISL) (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN AZADI Bulk Carrier 35,839DWT 20,672GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7632838 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN BAGHAEI General Cargo 17,945DWT 13,914GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7502734 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN BAGHERI General Cargo 17,928DWT 13,914GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7428811 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN BROOJERDI General Cargo 17,929DWT 13,914GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7502722 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN MAHALLATI General Cargo 17,982DWT 13,914GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7428823 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN MODARES Bulk Carrier 33,663DWT 20,049GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7618985 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN NABUVAT General Cargo 19,212DWT 14,856GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7618571 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN TAKHTI General Cargo 23,720DWT 16,173GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7602194 (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN TEYFOURI General Cargo 23,720DWT 16,173GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 7602211 (vessel) [NPWMD]

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

DAFFODIL (a.k.a. ELEVENTH OCEAN); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9209324 (Germany) (vessel) [NPWMD]
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DAFFODIL (|f.k.a. ELEVENTH OCEAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9209324 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

DANDLE (a.k.a. TWELFTH OCEAN); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9209348 (Germany) (vessel) [NPWMD]
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DANDLE (|f.k.a. TWELFTH OCEAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9209348 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

DECKER (a.k.a. FIFTH OCEAN); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9349667 (Germany) (vessel) [NPWMD]
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DECKER (|f.k.a. FIFTH OCEAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9349667 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

EIGHTH OCEAN; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9165803 (Germany) (vessel) [NPWMD]
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EIGHTH OCEAN|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9165803 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

GABION (a.k.a. SEVENTH OCEAN); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9165786 (Germany) (vessel) [NPWMD]
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GABION (|f.k.a. SEVENTH OCEAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9165786 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

GALAX (a.k.a. NINTH OCEAN); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9165798 (Germany) (vessel) [NPWMD]
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GALAX (|f.k.a. NINTH OCEAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9165798 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

GLADIOLUS (a.k.a. TENTH OCEAN); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9165815 (Germany) (vessel) [NPWMD]
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GLADIOLUS (|f.k.a. TENTH OCEAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9165815 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

HAFIZ DARYA SHIPPING CO (a.k.a. HAFIZ DARYA SHIPPING LINES COMPANY; a.k.a. HDS LINES), No 60, Ehteshamiyeh Square, 7th Neyestan Street, Pasdaran Avenue, Tehran, Iran; Business Registration Document # 5478431 issued Mar 2009 [NPWMD]
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HAFIZ DARYA SHIPPING CO (a.k.a. HAFIZ DARYA SHIPPING LINES COMPANY; a.k.a. HDS LINES), |No 60, Ehteshamiyeh Square, 7th Neyestan Street, Pasdaran Avenue, Tehran, Iran; BIC Container Code HDXU; Business Registration Document # 5478431 issued Mar 2009| [NPWMD]

IRAN GOLESTAN; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9226944 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|GOLESTAN| (|f.k.a. IRAN GOLESTAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9226944 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN HAMADAN; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9226956 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|HAMADAN| (|f.k.a. IRAN HAMADAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9226956 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN MAZANDARAN; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9193197 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|MAZANDARAN| (|f.k.a. IRAN MAZANDARAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9193197 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN NOWSHAHR; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9367994 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|SANIA| (|f.k.a. IRAN NOWSHAHR|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9367994 (Iran)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

IRAN TORKAMAN; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9368015 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|SOMIA| (|f.k.a. IRAN TORKAMAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9368015 (Iran)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

KHORASAN (a.k.a. IRAN KHORASAN); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9193214 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|DORSAN| (|f.k.a. IRAN KHORASAN; f.k.a. KHORASAN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9193214 (Malta)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

LANCELIN (a.k.a. IRAN YAZD); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9213387 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|ATENA| (|f.k.a. IRAN YAZD; f.k.a. LANCELIN|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9213387 (Cyprus)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

SAKAS (a.k.a. IRAN PIROOZI); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9283007 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|PARMIS| (|f.k.a. IRAN PIROOZI; f.k.a. SAKAS|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9283007 (Barbados)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

SEIBOW LOGISTICS LIMITED, Room 803, 8/F, Futura Plaza, 111 How Kimg St, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China; Business Registration Document # 1218675 issued 18 Mar 2008 [NPWMD]
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SEIBOW LOGISTICS LIMITED, |Room 803, 8/F, Futura Plaza, 111 How Kimg St, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China; BIC Container Code SBAU; Business Registration Document # 1218675 issued 18 Mar 2008| [NPWMD]

SEPANTA (a.k.a. IRAN ARDEBIL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9284154 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|TANDIS| (|f.k.a. IRAN ARDEBIL; f.k.a. SEPANTA|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9284154 (Barbados)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

SEPITAM (a.k.a. IRAN ILAM); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9283033 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|HADIS| (|f.k.a. IRAN ILAM; f.k.a. SEPITAM|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9283033 (Barbados)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

SEWAK (a.k.a. IRAN FARS); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9283021 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|SALIS| (|f.k.a. IRAN FARS; f.k.a. SEWAK|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9283021 (Barbados)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

SIMBER (a.k.a. IRAN YASOOJ); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9284142 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|PARDIS| (|f.k.a. IRAN YASOOJ; f.k.a. SIMBER|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9284142 (Barbados)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

VISEA (a.k.a. IRAN ZANJAN); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9283019 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|ARMIS| (|f.k.a. IRAN ZANJAN; f.k.a. VISEA|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9283019 (Barbados)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

ZAWA (a.k.a. IRAN AZARBAYJAN); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9193185 (vessel) [NPWMD]
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|NAFIS| (|f.k.a. IRAN AZARBAYJAN; f.k.a. ZAWA|)|; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9193185 (Cyprus)| (vessel) [NPWMD]

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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.

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OFAC Removes Entity from SDN List

March 31, 2011

Yesterday the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) removed an entity from the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List). The entity was designated under OFAC’s counter narcotics trafficking sanctions program (SDNTK).

OFAC currently has two counter narcotics trafficking sanctions programs in place. Individuals, organizations, entities and assets allegedly associated with narcotics trafficking may be designated on the SDN List under either the SDNT or SDNTK program.

The SDNT sanctions program targets those thought to be associated with narcotics trafficking operations in Colombia, specifically the Cali cartel. OFAC derives this designation power from Executive Order 12978.

The SDNTK sanctions program applies to all others allegedly associated with narcotics trafficking, wherever located. The SDNTK sanctions program became effective as part of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. Interestingly, many SDNTK designations arise out of Colombia. However, the designations fall under the SDNTK program because they are not affiliated with the Cali cartel.

The following entity was deleted from OFAC’s SDN List under the SDNTK sanctions program:

MERCURIO INTERNACIONAL S.A., Transversal 71D No. 26-94 Sur, Local 3504, Bogota, Colombia; Avenida Carrera 15 No. 100-69, Oficina 303, Bogota, Colombia; Carrera 15 No. 93-60 Local 205, Bogota, Colombia; Calle 5 No. 50-103, Local C108, Cali, Colombia; Carrera 1 No. 61A-30, Locales 80 y 81, Cali, Colombia; Calle 19 No. 6-48, Oficinas 403 y 404, Pereira, Colombia; Carrera 14 No. 18-56, Locales 34 y 35, Piso 3, Armenia, Colombia; Carrera 43A No. 34-95, Local 253, Medellin, Colombia; Carrera 54 No. 72-147, Local 144, Barranquilla, Colombia; NIT # 830063708-7 (Colombia) [SDNTK]

Douglas McNabb and other members of the firm practice and write extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition and OFAC SDN List Removal.

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.

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