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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Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficking Kingpin [SDNTK] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on November 14, 2012

November 14, 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 list:

ADMINISTRADORA DEL ORIENTE (a.k.a. ESTACION GUADALUPE; a.k.a. HOTEL REGENTE), Guatemala; NIT # 7142099 (Guatemala) [SDNTK].

CONSTRUCTORA H.L.P. (a.k.a. GASOLINERA JESUS MARIA; a.k.a. TRANSPORTES LC), La Reforma, Zacapa, Guatemala; NIT # 557109K (Guatemala) [SDNTK].

CONSTRUCTORA H.L.T., La Reforma, Zacapa, Guatemala; Folio Mercantil No. 227138 (Guatemala) [SDNTK].

CONSTRUCTORA W.L. (a.k.a. SERVICENTRO LA GRAN VIA), La Reforma, Zacapa, Guatemala; NIT # 4965647 (Guatemala) [SDNTK].

ESTACION GUADALUPE (a.k.a. ADMINISTRADORA DEL ORIENTE; a.k.a. HOTEL REGENTE), Guatemala; NIT # 7142099 (Guatemala) [SDNTK].

GASOLINERA JESUS MARIA (a.k.a. CONSTRUCTORA H.L.P.; a.k.a. TRANSPORTES LC), La Reforma, Zacapa, Guatemala; NIT # 557109K (Guatemala) [SDNTK].

HOTEL REGENTE (a.k.a. ADMINISTRADORA DEL ORIENTE; a.k.a. ESTACION GUADALUPE), Guatemala; NIT # 7142099 (Guatemala) [SDNTK].

IMPORTADORA LORENZANA, S.A. (a.k.a. IMPORTADORA Y EXPORTADORA LORENZANA), La Reforma, Zacapa, Guatemala; NIT # 35599 (Guatemala) [SDNTK].

IMPORTADORA Y EXPORTADORA LORENZANA (a.k.a. IMPORTADORA LORENZANA, S.A.), La Reforma, Zacapa, Guatemala; NIT # 35599 (Guatemala) [SDNTK].

INVERSIONES IRIS MANUELA, S.A. (a.k.a. SERVICENTRO DEL LAGO; a.k.a. SERVIFIESTAS ELEGANCE), Guatemala City, Guatemala; NIT # 2688827-0 (Guatemala) [SDNTK].

LOLALIMES, La Reforma, Zacapa, Guatemala [SDNTK].

LORENZANA CORDON, Marta Julia, La Reforma, Zacapa, Guatemala; DOB 18 Jun 1976; POB Guatemala; nationality Guatemala; citizen Guatemala; Cedula No. R19 5468 (Guatemala); NIT # 7142099 (Guatemala) (individual) [SDNTK].

LORENZANA CORDON, Ovaldino, La Reforma, Zacapa, Guatemala; DOB 06 Aug 1968; POB Guatemala; nationality Guatemala; citizen Guatemala; Cedula No. R19 3934 (Guatemala); NIT # 4968093 (Guatemala) (individual) [SDNTK].

OBRA CIVIL Y CARRETERAS (a.k.a. TRANSPORTES J.L. CORDON), Guatemala; NIT # 4985931 (Guatemala) [SDNTK].

SERVICENTRO DEL LAGO (a.k.a. INVERSIONES IRIS MANUELA, S.A.; a.k.a. SERVIFIESTAS ELEGANCE), Guatemala City, Guatemala; NIT # 2688827-0 (Guatemala) [SDNTK].

SERVICENTRO LA GRAN VIA (a.k.a. CONSTRUCTORA W.L.), La Reforma, Zacapa, Guatemala; NIT # 4965647 (Guatemala) [SDNTK].

SERVIFIESTAS ELEGANCE (a.k.a. INVERSIONES IRIS MANUELA, S.A.; a.k.a. SERVICENTRO DEL LAGO), Guatemala City, Guatemala; NIT # 2688827-0 (Guatemala) [SDNTK].

TRANSPORTES J.L. CORDON (a.k.a. OBRA CIVIL Y CARRETERAS), Guatemala; NIT # 4985931 (Guatemala) [SDNTK].

TRANSPORTES LC (a.k.a. CONSTRUCTORA H.L.P.; a.k.a. GASOLINERA JESUS MARIA), La Reforma, Zacapa, Guatemala; NIT # 557109K (Guatemala) [SDNTK].

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Treasury Designates Lorenzana Family Members and Businesses Allied with the Sinaloa Cartel

11/14/2012

Action Targets Powerful Guatemalan Drug Trafficker

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated two key operatives connected to Waldemar Lorenzana Lima, one of Guatemala’s most powerful drug traffickers, as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (SDNTs) pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act). For years, Waldemar Lorenzana Lima has used his businesses and agricultural holdings in La Reforma, Zacapa, Guatemala as a front for the northbound movement of drugs through Guatemala. Today, OFAC designated Ovaldino Lorenzana Cordon and Marta Julia Lorenzana Cordon for their role in the drug trafficking activities of their father, Lorenzana Lima as well as the Lorenzana family’s extensive business network.

In April 2010, OFAC designated Lorenzana Lima and three of his sons for their role in facilitating the narcotics-trafficking activities of the Sinaloa Cartel in Guatemala. Today’s action prohibits U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with the eight designated entities and two designated individuals, and freezes any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction.

“Treasury will continue to target major drug cartels wherever they are operating, including family organizations that work together to traffic narcotics. Today’s designation of Marta Julia and Ovaldino Lorenzana Cordon, members of one of Guatemala’s most significant crime families, along with the Lorenzanas’ business network, allows us to continue our efforts to dismantle transnational drug trafficking organizations operating in Guatemala,” said OFAC Director Adam J. Szubin.

The Lorenzana drug trafficking organization plays a key role in facilitating cocaine trafficking between Colombia and Mexico. Through their connections with Colombian suppliers, they utilize their home country of Guatemala as a staging point for cocaine shipments. Once the cocaine arrives in Guatemala, the Lorenzana family works with the Sinaloa Cartel to traffic cocaine into Mexico and, eventually, the United States. Guatemalan authorities arrested Lorenzana Lima and one of his sons, Eliu Elixander Lorenzana Cordon, in April 2011 and November 2011, respectively. They remain in custody pending extradition to the U.S.​
The designations announced today are the latest in a series of efforts by OFAC to thwart transnational drug cartels, such as the Sinaloa Cartel, which are responsible for distributing significant amounts of cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine to the United States. President Obama identified the Sinaloa Cartel as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker under the Kingpin Act in April 2009.

Today’s action, supported by the Drug Enforcement Administration, is part of OFAC’s ongoing efforts under the Kingpin Act to apply financial measures against significant foreign narcotics traffickers worldwide. 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 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.

View a chart of the Lorenzana organization.​”

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Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficking Kingpin [SDNTK] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on June 20, 2012

July 12, 2012

On June 20, 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:

BARAKZAI, Shah Mohammad; DOB 01 Jan 1979; POB Nava, Lash Kargah, Afghanistan; nationality Afghanistan (individual) [SDNTK] Linked To: New AHMADI LTD..

DOCTOR (a.k.a. HADI, Abdul); DOB 01 Oct 1979; POB Nawzad District of Helmand Province; citizen Afghanistan (individual) [SDNTK].

HADI, Abdul (a.k.a. “DOCTOR”); DOB 01 Oct 1979; POB Nawzad District of Helmand Province; citizen Afghanistan (individual) [SDNTK].

MOHAMMAD WALI MONEY EXCHANGE (a.k.a. NEW AHMADY LTD. KANDAHAR), Sarafi Market, Fourth Floor, Shop #1, Kandahar, Afghanistan [SDNTK].

MOHAMMAD, Haji Baz; DOB 12 Mar 1964; citizen Afghanistan (individual) [SDNTK].

NEW AHMADI COMPANY LTD (a.k.a. NEW AHMADI LTD.; a.k.a. NEW AHMADY LTD), Sarafi Market, Shop 48/49, Gereshk, Gereshk, Helmand, Afghanistan [SDNTK].

NEW AHMADI LTD. (a.k.a. NEW AHMADI COMPANY LTD; a.k.a. NEW AHMADY LTD), Sarafi Market, Shop 48/49, Gereshk, Gereshk, Helmand, Afghanistan [SDNTK].

NEW AHMADY LTD (a.k.a. NEW AHMADI COMPANY LTD; a.k.a. NEW AHMADI LTD.), Sarafi Market, Shop 48/49, Gereshk, Gereshk, Helmand, Afghanistan [SDNTK].

NEW AHMADY LTD. KANDAHAR (a.k.a. MOHAMMAD WALI MONEY EXCHANGE), Sarafi Market, Fourth Floor, Shop #1, Kandahar, Afghanistan [SDNTK].

WALI, Mohammad; DOB 02 Dec 1975; alt. DOB 02 Oct 1975; citizen Afghanistan (individual) [SDNTK] Linked To: MOHAMMAD WALI MONEY EXCHANGE.

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Treasury Sanctions Afghan Narcotics Trafficking Network

6/20/2012
​Action Targets Barakzai Network Including Affiliated Money Exchange Houses

WASHINGTON – The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated Shah Mohammad Barakzai and Haji Baz Mohammad for their significant roles in international narcotics trafficking, as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act). Treasury also designated under the Kingpin Act two other individuals and two entities located in Afghanistan for their support to Shah Mohammad Barakzai and his organization. Barakzai was arrested and sentenced for operating as a narcotics trafficker in Afghanistan in 2011 by Afghan counter narcotics authorities. Today’s action targets Barakzai’s network and its illicit financial activity. The Kingpin Act prohibits U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with these individuals and entities, and it freezes any assets the designees may have under U.S. jurisdiction.

“Today’s designation builds on Afghan efforts to disrupt heroin trafficking from Afghanistan,” said OFAC Director Adam Szubin. “We will continue to work to expose the support mechanisms for this illicit activity, by targeting the individuals involved and their affiliated businesses and financial networks, including exchange houses.”

Barakzai is the head of a drug trafficking organization based in Gereshk, Afghanistan.
In addition to Barakzai, who has been convicted and sentenced in Afghanistan for operating as a narcotics trafficker, Treasury is also naming the following drug trafficking associates of Barakzai: Abdul “Doctor” Hadi, who used his pharmaceutical background to process opium for Barakzai’s network; Haji Baz Mohammad, who controls opium cultivation and transportation for the network; and Mohammad Wali, who served as the main financial conduit for the network in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Also named as part of the network are two exchange houses used by Barakzai’s organization. They include Barakzai’s exchange house, New Ahmadi Ltd., and the Mohammad Wali Money Exchange controlled by his associate Mohammad Wali.

The investigation that led to these designations was the result of collaborative efforts of Treasury, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Terrorist Financing Operation Section and the Afghan Threat Finance Cell (ATFC). The ATFC is a tactically-focused, interagency fusion center in Afghanistan that collects, analyzes and disseminates relevant financial intelligence on individuals and organizations involved in financing the Afghan insurgency.

Today’s action is part of Treasury’s ongoing efforts to use the Kingpin Act to target the financial and support networks of narcotics traffickers worldwide. Internationally, the Treasury Department has designated more than 1,100 businesses and individuals 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 serious 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 pursuant to Title 18 of the United States Code for criminal violations of the Kingpin Act.”

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Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers named under the Kingpin Act [SDNTK] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on June 12, 2012

June 12, 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:

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; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. COCF601010HVZLSR05 (Mexico); Passport 04060004616 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

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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 April 12, 2012

April 12, 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:

DESARROLLO ARQUITECTONICO FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V., Avenida Vallarta No. 6503, Piso 15, Col. C.D. Granja, Zapopan, Jalsico 45010, Mexico; Calzada de los Fresnos, No 70-A, Col. C.D. Granja, Zapopan, Jalisco 45010, Mexico; Vereda De La Alondra No 8, Col Puerta De Hierro, Zapopan, Jalisco 45116, Mexico; Vereda De La Alondra No 8, Col Puerta De Hierro, Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Miguel Hidalgo Manzana 47, Lote 11, Local – B, Colonia Reg. 92, Quintana Roo, Benito Juarez 77516, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 17103 (Mexico); R.F.C. DAF0301276R6 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

DESARROLLOS INMOBILIARIOS CITADEL, S.A. DE C.V., Calzada de los Fresnos, No. 70 A, Desp. 101, Col. Ciudad Granja, Zapopan, Jalisco 45010, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 40246 (Mexico); R.F.C. DIC071012771 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

DESARROLLOS TURISTICOS FORTIA, S.A. DEC.V., Johanes Brahms No. 209, Int. 10, Col. Residencial La Estancia, Zapopan, Jalisco 45030, Mexico; Calzada de los Fresnos, No 70-A – 103, Col. Ciudad Granja, Zapopan, Jalisco 45010, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 39853 (Mexico); R.F.C. DTF071012189 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

DISDA (a.k.a. DISPOSITIVOS INDUSTRIALES DINAMICOS, S.A. DE C.V.), Gaseoducto No. 7, Parque Industrial Puebla 2000, Puebla, Puebla 72226, Mexico; RFC DID100927249 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

DISPOSITIVOS INDUSTRIALES DINAMICOS, S.A. DE C.V. (a.k.a. DISDA), Gaseoducto No. 7, Parque Industrial Puebla 2000, Puebla, Puebla 72226, Mexico; RFC DID100927249 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

DISTRIBUIDORA LIFE, S.A., Colon, Panama; RUC # 1205391-1-583093 (Panama) [SDNTK]

DISTRIBUIDORA MEDICA HOSPITALARIA, S.A. DE C.V., Colima No. 323 Int. 9, Col. Roma Norte, Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Distrito Federal 06700, Mexico; Tenozique Manzana 189 Lote 28, Col. Pedregal de San Nicolas 1a, Tlalpan, Mexico City, Distrito Federal 14100, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 175066 (Mexico); R.F.C. DMH930419ETA (Mexico) [SDNTK]

EL PALOMAR CAR WASH, S.A. DE C.V., Plaza El Palomar, Zona M Unico El P. Panor, Col. El Palomar, Tlajomulco, Jalisco 45645, Mexico; Paseo De Las Lomas 6272, Col. Lomas De Colli, Zapopan, Jalsico 45037, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 10374 (Mexico); R.F.C. PCW010604T1 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

FERNANDEZ GOMEZ, Ernesto (a.k.a. FIGUERO GOMEZ, Hassein Eduardo; a.k.a. FIGUEROA GOMEZ, Hassein Eduardo; a.k.a. FIGUEROA, Edward), Las Cortes 2935, Barajas Villasenor, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Paseo de los Bosquez 115, El Palomar, Jalisco, Mexico; Benito Juarez, Valentin Gomez Farias 120A, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Puerta de Hierro 5594, Colonia Puerta de Hierro, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Donato Guerra 227, Colonia Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; San Aristeo 2323, Colonia Popular, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Acueducto 2200, Casa 2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pinos 330-2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Marina Heights Tower Penthouse 4902 , Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; c/o DESARROLLOS INMOBILIARIOS CITADEL, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o DESARROLLOS TURISTICOS FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o SCUADRA FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o UNION ABARROTERO DE JALISCO S.C. DE R.L. DE C.V.; c/o EL PALOMAR CAR WASH, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o FORTIA BAJA SUR, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GEOFARMA S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GRUPO COMERCIAL SAN BLAS, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GRUPO F Y F MEDICAL INTERNACIONAL DE EQUIPOS; c/o PROMOCIONES CITADEL, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o PUNTO FARMACEUTICO S.A. DE C.V.; c/o DESARROLLO ARQUITECTONICO FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; DOB 9 May 1973; alt. DOB 10 May 1973; POB Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Passport 01140311083 (Mexico); alt. Passport 6140103492 (Mexico); alt. Passport 96340014324 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

FIGUERO GOMEZ, Hassein Eduardo (a.k.a. FERNANDEZ GOMEZ, Ernesto; a.k.a. FIGUEROA GOMEZ, Hassein Eduardo; a.k.a. FIGUEROA, Edward), Las Cortes 2935, Barajas Villasenor, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Paseo de los Bosquez 115, El Palomar, Jalisco, Mexico; Benito Juarez, Valentin Gomez Farias 120A, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Puerta de Hierro 5594, Colonia Puerta de Hierro, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Donato Guerra 227, Colonia Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; San Aristeo 2323, Colonia Popular, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Acueducto 2200, Casa 2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pinos 330-2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Marina Heights Tower Penthouse 4902, Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; c/o DESARROLLOS INMOBILIARIOS CITADEL, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o DESARROLLOS TURISTICOS FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o SCUADRA FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o UNION ABARROTERO DE JALISCO S.C. DE R.L. DE C.V.; c/o EL PALOMAR CAR WASH, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o FORTIA BAJA SUR, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GEOFARMA S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GRUPO COMERCIAL SAN BLAS, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GRUPO F Y F MEDICAL INTERNACIONAL DE EQUIPOS; c/o PROMOCIONES CITADEL, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o PUNTO FARMACEUTICO S.A. DE C.V.; c/o DESARROLLO ARQUITECTONICO FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; DOB 9 May 1973; alt. DOB 10 May 1973; POB Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Passport 01140311083 (Mexico); alt. Passport 6140103492 (Mexico); alt. Passport 96340014324 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

FIGUEROA GOMEZ, Hassein Eduardo (a.k.a. FERNANDEZ GOMEZ, Ernesto; a.k.a. FIGUERO GOMEZ, Hassein Eduardo; a.k.a. FIGUEROA, Edward), Las Cortes 2935, Barajas Villasenor, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Paseo de los Bosquez 115, El Palomar, Jalisco, Mexico; Benito Juarez, Valentin Gomez Farias 120A, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Puerta de Hierro 5594, Colonia Puerta de Hierro, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Donato Guerra 227, Colonia Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; San Aristeo 2323, Colonia Popular, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Acueducto 2200, Casa 2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pinos 330-2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Marina Heights Tower Penthouse 4902, Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; c/o DESARROLLOS INMOBILIARIOS CITADEL, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o DESARROLLOS TURISTICOS FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o SCUADRA FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o UNION ABARROTERO DE JALISCO S.C. DE R.L. DE C.V.; c/o EL PALOMAR CAR WASH, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o FORTIA BAJA SUR, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GEOFARMA S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GRUPO COMERCIAL SAN BLAS, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GRUPO F Y F MEDICAL INTERNACIONAL DE EQUIPOS; c/o PROMOCIONES CITADEL, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o PUNTO FARMACEUTICO S.A. DE C.V.; c/o DESARROLLO ARQUITECTONICO FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; DOB 9 May 1973; alt. DOB 10 May 1973; POB Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Passport 01140311083 (Mexico); alt. Passport 6140103492 (Mexico); alt. Passport 96340014324 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

FIGUEROA VASQUEZ, Ezio Benjamin, Avenida Pinos 330-2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Colima No 319-B, Col. Roma, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Colonias 269, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Calle Abedules 507-5, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Fraccionamiento El Palomar, Paseo el Palomar 132, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; 2200 Acueducto, Casa 2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Colinas de San Javier, Paseo Loma Ancha 3547, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Blvd Puerta de Hierro No 6094, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Paseo de las Lomas No 43, Lomas de Colli, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Paseo de los Heroes 108-104, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico; Ave Tamaulipas 103 9, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; Jojutla 65, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; Victoria 86 Interior 106, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; Calle Arbol 4508, Col Chapalita, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; 6094 Fraccionamiento Puerta, Boulevard Puerta de Hierro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Vallarta 6503, Ciudad Granja, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Donato Guerra 227, Colonia Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; San Aristeo 2323, Colonia Popular, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Las Cortes 2935, Barajas Villasenor, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; 2a Secc, Paseo Loma Ancha Colonias de San Javier, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Ave Lopez de Legaspi 2439, Colonia Lopez, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; c/o DISPOSITIVOS INDUSTRIALES DINAMICOS, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o SCUADRA FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o TECNOLOGIA OPTIMA CORPORATIVA S. DE R.L. DE C.V.; c/o DISTRIBUIDORA LIFE, S.A.; c/o EL PALOMAR CAR WASH, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o DISTRIBUIDORA MEDICA HOSPITALARIA, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GEOFARMA S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GRUPO COMERCIAL SAN BLAS, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GRUPO F Y F MEDICAL INTERNACIONAL DE EQUIPOS; c/o PUNTO FARMACEUTICO S.A. DE C.V.; DOB 20 Jun 1952; POB Mexico; Passport 94330015931 (Mexico); alt. Passport GO1814955 (Mexico); alt. Passport 05140035482 (Mexico); alt. Passport 07140276330 (Mexico); VisaNumberID GDL000506209 (Mexico)(individual) [SDNTK]

FIGUEROA, Edward (a.k.a. FERNANDEZ GOMEZ, Ernesto; a.k.a. FIGUERO GOMEZ, Hassein Eduardo; a.k.a. FIGUEROA GOMEZ, Hassein Eduardo), Las Cortes 2935, Barajas Villasenor, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Paseo de los Bosquez 115, El Palomar, Jalisco, Mexico; Benito Juarez, Valentin Gomez Farias 120A, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; Puerta de Hierro 5594, Colonia Puerta de Hierro, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Donato Guerra 227, Colonia Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; San Aristeo 2323, Colonia Popular, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Acueducto 2200, Casa 2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Avenida Pinos 330-2, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Marina Heights Tower Penthouse 4902 , Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; c/o DESARROLLOS INMOBILIARIOS CITADEL, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o DESARROLLOS TURISTICOS FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o SCUADRA FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o UNION ABARROTERO DE JALISCO S.C. DE R.L. DE C.V.; c/o EL
PALOMAR CAR WASH, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o FORTIA BAJA SUR, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GEOFARMA S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GRUPO
COMERCIAL SAN BLAS, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o GRUPO F Y F MEDICAL INTERNACIONAL DE EQUIPOS; c/o PROMOCIONES CITADEL, S.A. DE C.V.; c/o PUNTO FARMACEUTICO S.A. DE C.V.; c/o DESARROLLO ARQUITECTONICO FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V.; DOB 9 May 1973; alt. DOB 10 May 1973; POB Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Passport 01140311083 (Mexico); alt. Passport 6140103492 (Mexico); alt. Passport 96340014324 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

FORTIA BAJA SUR, S.A. DE C.V., Calzada Fresnos No 70-A, Int. 102, Col. Ciudad Granja, Zapopan, Jalisco 45010, Mexico; Comerciantes No. 5395, Int. 11, Col. Jardines de Guadalupe, Zapopan, Jalisco 45030, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 39854 (Mexico); R.F.C. FBS0710126M0 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

GEOFARMA S.A. DE C.V., Colonias No. 269, Guadalajara, Jalisco 44100, Mexico; Calle Nueva York No. 304, Col. Napoles, Benito Juarez, Mexico City, Distrito Federal 03810, Mexico; Wisconsin No. 68, Col. Napoles, Benito Juarez, Mexico City, Distrito Federal 03810, Mexico; Uno No. 110, Col. Revoluciones, Boca Del Rio, Veracruz 94296, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 265072 (Mexico); R.F.C. GEO000810UD5 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

GRUPO COMERCIAL SAN BLAS, S.A. DE C.V., Colonias 269 , Guadalajara, Jalisco 44160, Mexico; Avenida Vallarta Edif. Concentro, No. 6503, Piso 16, Ciudad Granja, Zapopan, Jalisco 45010, Mexico; Homero No. 418, Sexto Piso, Col. Polanco, Del Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal 11570, Mexico; Benjamin Hill No. 178, Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Distrito Federal 06140, Mexico; Vicente Guerrero No. 1261, Colonia Molino de Parra, Municipio Morelia, Michoacan 58010, Mexico; Avenida Vallarta #6503, Torre Corey, Piso 16, Col. Ciudad Granja, Zapopan, Jalisco 45010, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 251184 (Mexico); R.F.C. GCS9903264U1 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

GRUPO F Y F MEDICAL INTERNACIONAL DE EQUIPOS, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 290199 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

PROMOCIONES CITADEL, S.A. DE C.V., Calzada del Fresnos 70-A , Desp. 104, Col. Granja, Zapopan, Jalisco 45010, Mexico; Avenida Miguel Hidalgo Manzana 47, Lote 11, Local – A, Colonia Reg. 92, Benito Juarez,
Quintana Roo 77516, Mexico; R.F.C. PCI071012KB2 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

PUNTO FARMACEUTICO S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 258473 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

SCUADRA FORTIA, S.A. DE C.V., Paseo De Las Lomas No. 90, El Colli Ejidal, Zapopan, Jalisco 45070, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 13537 (Mexico); R.F.C. SFO011205UJ8 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

TECNOLOGIA OPTIMA CORPORATIVA S. DE R.L. DE C.V., Vereda de la Codorniz, No. 100, Col. Coto Cataluna, Puerta de Hierro, Zapopan, Jalisco 45110, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 44444 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

UNION ABARROTERO DE JALISCO S.C. DE R.L. DE C.V., Avenida Lazaro Cardenas No. 3446-14 , Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 17656 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

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Treasury Designates Major Mexican Chemical Traffickers

4/12/2012
​Major Methamphetamine Supply Route Targeted with Today’s Action

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated Ezio Benjamin Figueroa Vasquez and his son, Hassein Eduardo Figueroa Gomez, as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for their significant role in international narcotics trafficking, as well as 16 of their companies in Mexico and Panama. The Kingpin Act prohibits U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with these individuals and entities, and it freezes any assets the designees may have under U.S. jurisdiction.

Figueroa Vasquez and Figueroa Gomez lead an international precursor chemical trafficking organization responsible for the diversion and importation of multi-ton quantities of pseudoephedrine and ephedrine from Europe and sub-Saharan Africa into Mexico. The organization distributes these precursor materials to major Mexican drug trafficking organizations which manufacture methamphetamine in Mexico for ultimate distribution in the United States.

“Working closely with the Government of Mexico, OFAC is today sanctioning two significant traffickers who for years circumvented Mexican drug control laws to import massive amounts of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine into Mexico,” said OFAC Director Adam J. Szubin. “Together with our colleagues in the U.S. and Mexican governments, we will continue to target the activities of these criminals and other precursor chemical networks.”

On November 2, 2011, Figueroa Vasquez and Figueroa Gomez were indicted by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia. They are accused of conspiring to commit money laundering in connection with their alleged precursor chemical trafficking. The indictment was unsealed on April 11, 2012.

In September 2011, Mexican authorities arrested Figueroa Vasquez, and he remains in Mexican custody today. The 16 companies designated today in Mexico and Panama range in business activities from real estate and construction to pharmaceutical activity. Among these companies are Mexico City-based pharmaceutical companies Geofarma, S.A. de C.V. and Distribuidora Medica Hospitalaria, S.A. de C.V. as well as Guadalajara-based construction and housing development companies Promociones Citadel, S.A. de C.V. and Desarrollo Arquitectonico Fortia, S.A. de C.V.

Today’s action would not have been possible without key support from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. The Government of Belgium also assisted OFAC in this action. This cooperation is part of a global effort to interdict Mexican drug trafficking organizations’ access to materials needed for the illicit production of methamphetamine.

“This organization for years served as a major facilitator on behalf of some of the most violent, brutal Mexico-based drug networks in the world,” said DEA Chief of Financial Operations John Arvanitis. “The biggest cartels in the world rely on organizations like this one to secure huge amounts of precursor chemicals like ephedrine and pseudoephedrine to produce massive amounts of meth that ends up in communities across the United States. Using every tool at our disposal, such as this Treasury designation, will go a long way towards ensuring that this organization is dismantled.”

Pursuant to the Kingpin Act, the Treasury Department has designated more than 1,000 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.

To view a chart of the Figueroa Vasquez network, click here

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Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers named under the Kingpin Act [SDNTK] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on January 19, 2012

January 19, 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:

ANDREA YARI S.A. (a.k.a. ANDREAYARI, S.A.), 2 Calle 6AVE, Barrio El Centro San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras; RUC # 45476-12-300189 (Panama) [SDNTK]

ANDREAYARI, S.A. (a.k.a. ANDREA YARI S.A.), 2 Calle 6AVE, Barrio El Centro San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras; RUC # 45476-12-300189 (Panama) [SDNTK]

BINGOTON MILLONARIO, Sarafi 3 Avenida 13- 46 Zona 1, Guatemala, Guatemala [SDNTK]

BORRAYO LASMIBAT, Hayron Eduardo (a.k.a. BORRAYO LISMIBAT, Eduardo); DOB 3 May 1972; citizen Guatemala; Passport 22222838 (individual) [SDNTK]

BORRAYO LISMIBAT, Eduardo (a.k.a. BORRAYO LASMIBAT, Hayron Eduardo); DOB 3 May 1972; citizen Guatemala; Passport 22222838 (individual) [SDNTK]

CHACON ROSSELL, Marllory Dadiana; DOB 4 Oct 1972; POB Guatemala City, Guatemala; nationality Guatemala (individual) [SDNTK]

FERNANDEZ CARBAJAL, Jorge Andres, c/o ANDREA YARI S.A. ; c/o FER’SEG S.A.; DOB 26 Feb 1958; nationality Honduras; Passport 14098 (individual) [SDNTK]

FER’SEG S.A., 2 Calle 6AVE, Barrio El Centro San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras; Registration ID 160766 (Panama) [SDNTK]

HERNANDEZ DE BORRAYO, Mirza Silvana, c/o BINGOTON MILLONARIO; c/o REVOLUCIONES POR MINUTO ACELERACION S.A.; DOB 30 Mar 1974; POB Guatemala; nationality Guatemala; Passport 008818499 (individual) [SDNTK]

REVOLUCIONES POR MINUTO ACELERACION S.A. (a.k.a. RPM ACELERACION), 20 Calle 26- 30, Zona 10, Guatemala, Guatemala; NIT # 3197607-7 [SDNTK]

RPM ACELERACION (a.k.a. REVOLUCIONES POR MINUTO ACELERACION S.A.), 20 Calle 26-30, Zona 10, Guatemala, Guatemala; NIT # 3197607-7 [SDNTK]

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Treasury Targets Top Guatemalan Drug Trafficker

1/19/2012

“WASHINGTON- The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of Guatemalan national Marllory Dadiana Chacon Rossell and seven other individuals and entities connected to Chacon Rossell’s drug trafficking and money laundering organization as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (SDNTs). Today’s action, taken pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act), prohibits U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with these entities and individuals and freezes any assets the designees may have under U.S. jurisdiction.

Marllory Dadiana Chacon Rossell leads a drug trafficking and money laundering organization based out of Guatemala with operations in Honduras and Panama that supplies the Mexican drug cartels. Chacon Rossell is believed to be one of the most prolific narcotics traffickers in Central America. She is responsible for transshipping thousands of kilograms of cocaine per month through Guatemala, into Mexico, and on to the United States. Chacon Rossell is also believed to launder tens of millions of U.S. dollars in narcotics proceeds each month, making her the most active money launderer in Guatemala.

“Marllory Chacon’s drug trafficking activities and her ties to the Mexican drug cartels make her a critical figure in the narcotics trade,” said OFAC Director Adam J. Szubin. “By designating Chacon, OFAC is disrupting those activities and closing off from the U.S. financial system the network of companies aiding Chacon’s illicit activities.”

OFAC is also designating Jorge Andres Fernandez Carbajal, Chacon’s husband, a Honduran citizen responsible for providing logistical support for his wife’s organization. Hayron Eduardo Borrayo Lasmibat and Mirza Silvana Hernandez De Borrayo, both Guatemalan nationals, are also being designated today for providing support to Marllory Chacon’s drug trafficking activities. OFAC is also designating two Guatemalan companies, Bingoton Millonario and Revoluciones Por Minuto Aceleracion S.A., which are owned, controlled, or directed by Mirza Silvana Hernandez de Borrayo and Hayron Eduardo Borrayo Lasmibat, and two Panamanian companies, Andrea Yari S.A. and Fer’Seg S.A, which are owned, controlled, or directed by Jorge Andres Fernandez Carbajal.

OFAC coordinated on this investigation with the Drug Enforcement Administration. 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 1,000 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.

To view a chart of the Chacon Rossell affiliates, click here

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