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

August 21, 2013

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

“OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL
Specially Designated Nationals List Update

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

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

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

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Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC): “Counter Terrorism Designations; Kingpin Act Designations”

August 20, 2013

The U.S. Department of the Treasury on August 20, 2013 released the following:

“Counter Terrorism Designations; Kingpin Act Designations
8/20/2013

OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL
Specially Designated Nationals List Update

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

AZMARAI, Umar Siddique Kathio (a.k.a. AL-SINDHI, Abdallah; a.k.a. AL-SINDHI, Abdullah; a.k.a. AL-SINDI, Abdullah; a.k.a. CHANDIO, Umar Kathio; a.k.a. CHANDUO, Umar; a.k.a. CHANDYO, Omar; a.k.a. KATHIO, Muhammad Umar; a.k.a. KATIO, Muhammad Umar Sidduque; a.k.a. OMER, Muhammad; a.k.a. SINDHI, ‘Abdallah; a.k.a. UMAR, Muhammad), Karachi, Pakistan; Miram Shah, North Waziristan Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan; DOB 1977; POB Saudi Arabia; nationality Pakistan; National ID No. 466-77-221879 (Pakistan); alt. National ID No. 42201-015024707-7 (individual) [SDGT].

ORELLANA MORALES, Jairo Estuardo (a.k.a. “EL PELON”), Aldea Dona Maria, Zacapa, Guatemala; DOB 28 Sep 1973; POB Zacapa, Guatemala; nationality Guatemala; citizen Guatemala; Cedula No. R-19 42080 (Guatemala); Passport 111904000420805 (Guatemala) issued 28 Aug 2008 expires 28 Aug 2013 (individual) [SDNTK].

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

JAMIA TALEEM-UL-QURAN-WAL-HADITH MADRASSA (a.k.a. GANJ MADRASSA; a.k.a. GANJOO MADRASSA; a.k.a. JAMIA MADRASSA DUR UL KORAN WASUNA; a.k.a. MADRASA TALEEMUL QURAN WAL HADITH; a.k.a. MADRASA TALEEMUL QURAN WAL SUNNAH; a.k.a. MAWIYA MADRASSA; a.k.a. MOW-YA MADRASSA; a.k.a. TALALIM QURAN MADRASSA; a.k.a. TALEEM UL-QURAN MADRASSA; a.k.a. TASIN AL-QURAN ABU HAMZA), Gunj Gate, Phandu Road, Peshawar, Pakistan; Near the Baron Gate, Ganj area, Peshawar, Pakistan; Lahori and Yaka Tote Rd. at the intersection near the Ganj Gate, Peshawar, Pakistan [SDGT].”

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

July 9, 2013

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

“OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL
Specially Designated Nationals List Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OFAC: “Kingpin Act Designation”

May 14, 2013

The U.S. Department of the Treasury on May 14, 2013 released the following:

“OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL

Specially Designated Nationals Update

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

ANDRADE PARRA, Alfredo, Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico; DOB 30 Dec 1973; POB Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico; alt. POB Coahuila, Mexico; nationality Mexico; citizen Mexico; C.U.R.P. AAPA731230HCLNRL07 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK].”

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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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Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficking Kingpin [SDNTK] Entries Added and Changed to OFAC’s SDN List on August 29, 2012

August 29, 2012

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

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

ADT PETROSERVICIOS, S.A. DE C.V., Carretera Federal Mexico – Tuxpan Km. 255 S/N, Santiago de la Pena, Tuxpan, Veracruz 92770, Mexico; Calle Panama #509, Colonia 27 De Septiembre, Poza Rica, Veracruz 93220, Mexico; Calle Rafael Nieto #187, Colonia El Cuatro, Cero Azul, Veracruz 82510, Mexico; Calle Francita #202, Colonia Guadalupe, Tampico, Tamaulipas 89120, Mexico; Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico; Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico; R.F.C. APE010515F17 (Mexico) [SDNTK].

The following [SDNTK] entries have been changed:

COLORADO CESSA, Francisco Antonio, C Rio Tonala #3, Colonia Jardines, Tuxpan, Veracruz 92890, Mexico; Rio Palma 10, Jardines, Tuxpan, Veracruz 92890, Mexico; La Flor De Maria, Carretera Mexico-Tuxpan, Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico; DOB 10 Oct 1960; POB Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico; nationality Mexico; citizen Mexico; Passport 04060004616 (Mexico); C.U.R.P. COCF601010HVZLSR05 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]. -to- COLORADO CESSA, Francisco Antonio, C Rio Tonala #3, Colonia Jardines, Tuxpan, Veracruz 92890, Mexico; Rio Palma 10, Jardines, Tuxpan, Veracruz 92890, Mexico; La Flor De Maria, Carretera MexicoTuxpan, Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico; DOB 10 Oct 1960; POB Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico; nationality Mexico; citizen Mexico; Passport 04060004616 (Mexico); C.U.R.P. COCF601010HVZLSR05 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK] Linked To: ADT PETROSERVICIOS, S.A. DE C.V..

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Treasury Targets Los Zetas Linked Oil Services Company

8/29/2012
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of ADT Petroservicios, S.A. De C.V., an oil services company owned by narcotics trafficker Francisco Antonio Colorado Cessa who is tied to Los Zetas. Today’s action, taken pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act), prohibits U.S. persons from engaging in any transactions with ADT Petroservicios, S.A. De C.V. and freezes any assets the company may have under U.S. jurisdiction.

On June 12, 2012, OFAC designated Mexican national Francisco Antonio Colorado Cessa as a specially designated narcotics trafficker for materially assisting the international narcotics trafficking of Los Zetas and its leaders Miguel Angel Trevino Morales and Omar Trevino Morales. Colorado Cessa owns and controls ADT Petroservicios, S.A. De C.V., which is located in Veracruz, Mexico. Also on that date, the U.S. Attorneys’ Office for the Western District of Texas charged Colorado Cessa, Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, and Omar Trevino Morales with money laundering on behalf of Los Zetas and its senior leadership. Colorado Cessa is currently in U.S. custody awaiting trial.

“By exposing this business of Francisco Antonio Colorado Cessa, which is tied to the violent Los Zetas group, we are depriving their organization of an avenue to launder their illicit proceeds,” said OFAC Director Adam J. Szubin. “We will continue to target individuals and businesses linked to Los Zetas wherever they attempt to conceal their illegal activities.”

Los Zetas is a Mexican drug trafficking organization that the President identified as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker pursuant to the Kingpin Act in April 2009. OFAC subsequently designated Miguel Angel Trevino Morales and Omar Trevino Morales as specially designated narcotics traffickers pursuant to the Kingpin Act in July 2009 and March 2010, respectively.

Today’s action is part of ongoing efforts pursuant to the Kingpin Act to apply financial measures against significant foreign narcotics traffickers and their organizations worldwide. The Treasury Department has designated more than 1,100 individuals and entities pursuant to the Kingpin Act since June 2000.

Penalties for violations of the Kingpin Act range from civil penalties of up to $1.075 million per violation to more severe criminal penalties. Criminal penalties for corporate officers may include up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $5 million. Criminal fines for corporations may reach $10 million. Other individuals face up to 10 years in prison and fines pursuant to Title 18 of the United States Code for criminal violations of the Kingpin Act.”

OFAC’s Los Zetas Linked Oil Services Company chart.

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