Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers named under the Kingpin Act [SDNTK] Entries Changed on OFAC’s SDN List on September 15, 2011

September 15, 2011

As of today, OFAC has Changed Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers named under the Kingpin Act [SDNTK] Entries on the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List):

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

FLORBEL OPERADORA DE RESTAURANTES, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 310801 (Mexico) [BPI-SDNTK] – to FLORBEL OPERADORA DE RESTAURANTES, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 310801 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

JR CONTROLADORA DE RESTAURANTES, S.A. DE C.V., Martin L. Guzman 259-3, Colonia Villa de Cortes, Delegacion Benito Juarez, Mexico City, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 325909 (Mexico) [BPI-SDNTK] -to- JR CONTROLADORA DE RESTAURANTES, S.A. DE C.V., Martin L. Guzman 259-3, Colonia Villa de Cortes, Delegacion Benito Juarez, Mexico City, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 325909 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

LORENA DEL MAR, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 324168 (Mexico) [BPI-SDNTK] -to- LORENA DEL MAR, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 324168 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

LUZAAIR, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 354246 (Mexico) [BPISDNTK] -to- LUZAAIR, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 354246 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

TATES DESARROLLO, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 345497 (Mexico) [BPI-SDNTK] -to- TATES DESARROLLO, S.A. DE C.V., Mexico City, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 345497 (Mexico) [SDNTK]

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Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers named under the Kingpin Act [SDNTK] Entries Added on OFAC’s SDN List on September 8, 2011

September 8, 2011

As of today, OFAC has added Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers named under the Kingpin Act [SDNTK] Entries to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List):

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

ALCALA CORDONES, Cliver Antonio; DOB 21 Nov 1961; Cedula No. 6097211 (Venezuela); Major General of the Fourth Armored Division of the Venezuelan Army (individual) [SDNTK]

AMIN (a.k.a. MADRIZ MORENO, Ramon Isidro); DOB 4 Apr 1957; Cedula No. 6435192 (Venezuela); Officer, Venezuelan Intelligence Service – SEBIN (individual) [SDNTK]

BERNAL ROSALES, Freddy Alirio; DOB 16 Jun 1962; POB San Cristobal, Tachira State, Venezuela; Cedula No. 5665018 (Venezuela); Passport B0500324 (Venezuela); Congressman, United Socialist Party of Venezuela (individual) [SDNTK]

FIGUEROA SALAZAR, Amilcar Jesus (a.k.a. “TINO”); DOB 10 Jul 1954; POB El Pilar, Sucre State, Venezuela; Cedula No. 3946770 (Venezuela); Passport 31-2006 (Venezuela); Alternate President to the Latin American Parliament (individual) [SDNTK]

MADRIZ MORENO, Ramon Isidro (a.k.a. “AMIN”); DOB 4 Apr 1957; Cedula No. 6435192 (Venezuela); Officer, Venezuelan Intelligence Service – SEBIN (individual) [SDNTK]

TINO (a.k.a. FIGUEROA SALAZAR, Amilcar Jesus); DOB 10 Jul 1954; POB El Pilar, Sucre State, Venezuela; Cedula No. 3946770 (Venezuela); Passport 31-2006 (Venezuela); Alternate President to the Latin American Parliament (individual) [SDNTK]

A chart of these individuals may be found here: Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act – September 2011 – FARC.

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Treasury Designates Four Venezuelan Officials for Providing Arms and Security to the FARC

9/8/2011
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of four Venezuelan government officials pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for acting for or on behalf of the narco-terrorist organization the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), often in direct support of its narcotics and arms trafficking activities.

“Today’s action exposes four Venezuelan government officials as key facilitators of arms, security, training and other assistance in support of the FARC’s operations in Venezuela,” said OFAC Director Adam Szubin. “OFAC will continue to aggressively target the FARC’s support structures in Venezuela and throughout the region.”

As a result of today’s action, U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with today’s designees and any assets that they may have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen. OFAC designated the following individuals for sanctions today:

  • Amilcar Jesus Figueroa Salazar (“Tino”): a member of Venezuela’s delegation to the Latin American Parliament (Parlamento Latinamericano) who has served as a primary arms dealer for the FARC, and is a main conduit for FARC leaders based in Venezuela. He has also provided training for the FARC.
  • Cliver Antonio Alcala Cordones: a Major General of the Fourth Armored Division of the Venezuelan Army who has used his position to establish an arms-for-drugs route with the FARC.
  • Freddy Alirio Bernal Rosales: a Congressman for the United Socialist Party of Venezuela and former Mayor of the Libertador Municipality of Caracas who has facilitated arms sales between the Venezuelan government and the FARC.
  • Ramon Isidro Madriz Moreno (“Amin”): a key officer of Venezuela’s intelligence service (SEBIN) who has coordinated security for the FARC.

The U.S. Department of State designated the FARC as a Foreign Terrorist Organization in 1997 and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist pursuant to Executive Order 13224 in 2001. The FARC was identified by the President as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker pursuant to the Kingpin Act in 2003.

Today’s action continues Treasury’s ongoing efforts under the Kingpin Act to apply financial measures against significant foreign narcotics traffickers and their networks across the globe. Treasury has designated more than one thousand individuals and entities worldwide 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 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) OFAC Actions: Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) Added to OFAC’s SDN List on June 1, 2011

June 1, 2011

As of today, OFAC has added Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers named under the Kingpin Act (SDNTK) to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List):

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

ARAUJO INZUNZA, Gonzalo (a.k.a. INZUNZA INZUNZA, Gonzalo; a.k.a. LEON ANDRADE, Bernabe; a.k.a. “MACHO PRIETO”), Sonora, Mexico; Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico; DOB 17 Aug 1971; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. IUIG710817HSLNNN08 (Mexico); Passport 040016733 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

CALLE SERNA, Javier Antonio (a.k.a. “COMBA”; a.k.a. “COMBATIENTE”); DOB 2 Feb 1969; POB Puerto Asis, Putumayo, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 16760066 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK]

COMBA (a.k.a. CALLE SERNA, Javier Antonio; a.k.a. “COMBATIENTE”); DOB 2 Feb 1969; POB Puerto Asis, Putumayo, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 16760066 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK]

COMBATIENTE (a.k.a. CALLE SERNA, Javier Antonio; a.k.a. “COMBA”); DOB 2 Feb 1969; POB Puerto Asis, Putumayo, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 16760066 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK]

EL ONDEADO (a.k.a. FELIX FELIX, Manuel; a.k.a. TORRES FELIX, Manuel; a.k.a. TORRES FELIX, Manuel De Jesus; a.k.a. TORRES, Manuel Felix; a.k.a. TORRES, Manuel J; a.k.a. “M1”), Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 28 Feb 1954; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico (individual) [SDNTK]

FELIX FELIX, Manuel (a.k.a. TORRES FELIX, Manuel; a.k.a. TORRES FELIX, Manuel De Jesus; a.k.a. TORRES, Manuel Felix; a.k.a. TORRES, Manuel J; a.k.a. “EL ONDEADO”; a.k.a. “M1”), Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 28 Feb 1954; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico (individual) [SDNTK]

INZUNZA INZUNZA, Gonzalo (a.k.a. ARAUJO INZUNZA, Gonzalo; a.k.a. LEON ANDRADE, Bernabe; a.k.a. “MACHO PRIETO”), Sonora, Mexico; Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico; DOB 17 Aug 1971; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. IUIG710817HSLNNN08 (Mexico); Passport 040016733 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

ISHAKZAI, Haji Lal Jan (a.k.a. ISHAQZAI, Haji Lal Jan; a.k.a. ISHAQZAI, Haji Lal Jan Muslim; a.k.a. ISHAQZAI, Hajji Lal Jan), Sangin District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan; DOB 11 Nov 1950; POB Helmand, Afghanistan; citizen Afghanistan (individual)[SDNTK]

ISHAQZAI, Haji Lal Jan (a.k.a. ISHAKZAI, Haji Lal Jan; a.k.a. ISHAQZAI, Haji Lal Jan Muslim; a.k.a. ISHAQZAI, Hajji Lal Jan), Sangin District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan; DOB 11 Nov 1950; POB Helmand, Afghanistan; citizen Afghanistan (individual) [SDNTK]

ISHAQZAI, Haji Lal Jan Muslim (a.k.a. ISHAKZAI, Haji Lal Jan; a.k.a. ISHAQZAI, Haji Lal Jan; a.k.a. ISHAQZAI, Hajji Lal Jan), Sangin District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan; DOB 11 Nov 1950; POB Helmand, Afghanistan; citizen Afghanistan (individual) [SDNTK]

ISHAQZAI, Hajji Lal Jan (a.k.a. ISHAKZAI, Haji Lal Jan; a.k.a. ISHAQZAI, Haji Lal Jan; a.k.a. ISHAQZAI, Haji Lal Jan Muslim), Sangin District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan; DOB 11 Nov 1950; POB Helmand, Afghanistan; citizen Afghanistan (individual) [SDNTK]

KAMCHI BISHKEKSKIY (a.k.a. KOLBAEV, Kamchibek; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchi; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchibek; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchy; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchybek Asanbekovich; a.k.a. “KOLYA-KYRGYZ”); DOB 3 Aug 1974; alt. DOB 1 Jan 1973; POB CholponAta, Kyrgyzstan; citizen Kyrgyzstan; Passport A0832532 (Kyrgyzstan) expires 17 Mar 2009 (individual) [SDNTK]

KOLBAEV, Kamchibek (a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchi; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchibek; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchy; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchybek Asanbekovich; a.k.a. “KAMCHI BISHKEKSKIY”; a.k.a. “KOLYA-KYRGYZ”); DOB 3 Aug 1974; alt. DOB 1 Jan 1973; POB CholponAta, Kyrgyzstan; citizen Kyrgyzstan; Passport A0832532 (Kyrgyzstan) expires 17 Mar 2009 (individual) [SDNTK]

KOLBAYEV, Kamchi (a.k.a. KOLBAEV, Kamchibek; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchibek; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchy; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchybek Asanbekovich; a.k.a. “KAMCHI BISHKEKSKIY”; a.k.a. “KOLYA-KYRGYZ”); DOB 3 Aug 1974; alt. DOB 1 Jan 1973; POB CholponAta, Kyrgyzstan; citizen Kyrgyzstan; Passport A0832532 (Kyrgyzstan) expires 17 Mar 2009 (individual) [SDNTK]

KOLBAYEV, Kamchibek (a.k.a. KOLBAEV, Kamchibek; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchi; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchy; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchybek Asanbekovich; a.k.a. “KAMCHI BISHKEKSKIY”; a.k.a. “KOLYA-KYRGYZ”); DOB 3 Aug 1974; alt. DOB 1 Jan 1973; POB CholponAta, Kyrgyzstan; citizen Kyrgyzstan; Passport A0832532 (Kyrgyzstan) expires 17 Mar 2009 (individual) [SDNTK]

KOLBAYEV, Kamchy (a.k.a. KOLBAEV, Kamchibek; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchi; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchibek; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchybek Asanbekovich; a.k.a. “KAMCHI BISHKEKSKIY”; a.k.a. “KOLYA-KYRGYZ”); DOB 3 Aug 1974; alt. DOB 1 Jan 1973; POB CholponAta, Kyrgyzstan; citizen Kyrgyzstan; Passport A0832532 (Kyrgyzstan) expires 17 Mar 2009 (individual) [SDNTK]

KOLBAYEV, Kamchybek Asanbekovich (a.k.a. KOLBAEV, Kamchibek; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchi; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchibek; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchy; a.k.a. “KAMCHI BISHKEKSKIY”; a.k.a. “KOLYA-KYRGYZ”); DOB 3 Aug 1974; alt. DOB 1 Jan 1973; POB CholponAta, Kyrgyzstan; citizen Kyrgyzstan; Passport A0832532 (Kyrgyzstan) expires 17 Mar 2009 (individual) [SDNTK]

KOLYA-KYRGYZ (a.k.a. KOLBAEV, Kamchibek; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchi; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchibek; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchy; a.k.a. KOLBAYEV, Kamchybek Asanbekovich; a.k.a. “KAMCHI BISHKEKSKIY”); DOB 3 Aug 1974; alt. DOB 1 Jan 1973; POB Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan; citizen Kyrgyzstan; Passport A0832532 (Kyrgyzstan) expires 17 Mar 2009 (individual) [SDNTK]

LEON ANDRADE, Bernabe (a.k.a. ARAUJO INZUNZA, Gonzalo; a.k.a. INZUNZA INZUNZA, Gonzalo; a.k.a. “MACHO PRIETO”), Sonora, Mexico; Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico; DOB 17 Aug 1971; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. IUIG710817HSLNNN08 (Mexico); Passport 040016733 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

M1 (a.k.a. FELIX FELIX, Manuel; a.k.a. TORRES FELIX, Manuel; a.k.a. TORRES FELIX, Manuel De Jesus; a.k.a. TORRES, Manuel Felix; a.k.a. TORRES, Manuel J; a.k.a. “EL ONDEADO”), Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 28 Feb 1954; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico (individual) [SDNTK]

MACHO PRIETO (a.k.a. ARAUJO INZUNZA, Gonzalo; a.k.a. INZUNZA INZUNZA, Gonzalo; a.k.a. LEON ANDRADE, Bernabe), Sonora, Mexico; Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico; DOB 17 Aug 1971; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico; C.U.R.P. IUIG710817HSLNNN08 (Mexico); Passport 040016733 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK]

MAMA LELA (a.k.a. NYAKINIYWA, Naima Mohamed; a.k.a. “MAMA NAIMA”); DOB 2 Sep 1962; POB Kenya; citizen Kenya; Passport A735832 (Kenya) (individual) [SDNTK]

MAMA NAIMA (a.k.a. NYAKINIYWA, Naima Mohamed; a.k.a. “MAMA LELA”); DOB 2 Sep 1962; POB Kenya; citizen Kenya; Passport A735832 (Kenya) (individual) [SDNTK]

MWAU, John Harun; DOB 24 Jun 1948; citizen Kenya; Diplomatic Passport A921579 (Kenya); Passport A608142 (Kenya); alt. Passport B037832 (Kenya); Member of Parliament for Kilome (Kenya) (individual) [SDNTK]

NYAKINIYWA, Naima Mohamed (a.k.a. “MAMA LELA”; a.k.a. “MAMA NAIMA”); DOB 2 Sep 1962; POB Kenya; citizen Kenya; Passport A735832 (Kenya) (individual) [SDNTK]

TORRES FELIX, Manuel (a.k.a. FELIX FELIX, Manuel; a.k.a. TORRES FELIX, Manuel De Jesus; a.k.a. TORRES, Manuel Felix; a.k.a. TORRES, Manuel J; a.k.a. “EL ONDEADO”; a.k.a. “M1”), Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 28 Feb 1954; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico (individual) [SDNTK]

TORRES FELIX, Manuel De Jesus (a.k.a. FELIX FELIX, Manuel; a.k.a. TORRES FELIX, Manuel; a.k.a. TORRES, Manuel Felix; a.k.a. TORRES, Manuel J; a.k.a. “EL ONDEADO”; a.k.a. “M1”), Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 28 Feb 1954; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico (individual) [SDNTK]

TORRES, Manuel Felix (a.k.a. FELIX FELIX, Manuel; a.k.a. TORRES FELIX, Manuel; a.k.a. TORRES FELIX, Manuel De Jesus; a.k.a. TORRES, Manuel J; a.k.a. “EL ONDEADO”; a.k.a. “M1”), Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 28 Feb 1954; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico (individual) [SDNTK]

TORRES, Manuel J (a.k.a. FELIX FELIX, Manuel; a.k.a. TORRES FELIX, Manuel; a.k.a. TORRES FELIX, Manuel De Jesus; a.k.a. TORRES, Manuel Felix; a.k.a. “EL ONDEADO”; a.k.a. “M1”), Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 28 Feb 1954; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; citizen Mexico; nationality Mexico (individual) [SDNTK]

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April 28, 2011 OFAC Actions: Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (SDNT) Removed From OFAC’s SDN list

May 4, 2011

April 28, 2011, OFAC has removed the following SDNTs from the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List):

AVILA GONZALEZ, Humberto, c/o ADMINISTRADORA DE SERVICIOS VARIOS CALIMA S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o CHAMARTIN S.A., Cali, Colombia; DOB 2 Apr 1960; Cedula No. 14882052 (Colombia); Passport 14882052 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT]

IDARRAGA RIOS, Andres Felipe, c/o 2000-DODGE S.L., Madrid, Spain; c/o 2000 DOSE E.U., Cali, Colombia; C Y S MEDIOS E.U., Cali, Colombia; Cedula No. 16274109 (Colombia); Passport 16274109 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT]

MILLAN BONILLA, German, c/o CONSTRUVIDA S.A., Cali, Colombia; DOB 1 Feb 1952; Cedula No. 14995885 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT]

PARRA VELASCO, Edwin Hiulder, Calle 55BN No. 2FN-77, Cali, Colombia; c/o PARQUE INDUSTRIAL PROGRESO S.A., Yumbo, Colombia; DOB 18 Apr 1961; POB Cali, Valle, Colombia; Cedula No. 16672814 (Colombia); Passport 16672814 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT]

QUINTANA HERNANDEZ, Gonzalo, c/o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS LA REBAJA BOGOTA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o GRACADAL S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o POLIEMPAQUES LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; c/o ALERO S.A., Cali, Colombia; Cedula No. 16603939 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT]

SALINAS CUEVAS, Jorge Rodrigo, c/o DISDROGAS LTDA., Yumbo, Valle, Colombia; Calle 13B No. 37-86 apt. 201-5, Cali, Colombia; DOB 10 Dec 1945; POB Neiva, Huila, Colombia; alt. POB Cali, Colombia; Cedula No. 14930332 (Colombia); Passport AG684621 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT]

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April 20, 2011 OFAC Actions: Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers Kingpin (SDNTK) Added to OFAC’s SDN list

April 20, 2011

As of today, OFAC has added five (and 1 assumed name) SDNTK individuals to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List):

BAYIK, Cemil; DOB 26 Feb 1955; alt. DOB 1951; alt. DOB 1954; POB Keban, Elazig, Turkey; alt. POB Hazar, Elazig, Turkey; citizen Turkey;
Turkish Identificiation Number 23860719950 (Turkey) (individual) [SDNTK]

ERDEM, Selahattin (a.k.a. KALKAN, Duran); DOB 1954; alt. DOB 1958; POB Adana, Tufanbeyli, Turkey; alt. POB Derik, Turkey; citizen Turkey;
Turkish Identificiation Number 18538165962 (Turkey) (individual) [SDNTK]

KALKAN, Duran (a.k.a. ERDEM, Selahattin); DOB 1954; alt. DOB 1958; POB Adana, Tufanbeyli, Turkey; alt. POB Derik, Turkey; citizen Turkey;
Turkish Identificiation Number 18538165962 (Turkey) (individual) [SDNTK]

KARTAL, Remzi; DOB 5 May 1948; POB Van, Dibekozu, Turkey; citizen Turkey; Turkish Identificiation Number 10298480866 (Turkey)
(individual) [SDNTK]

OK, Sabri; DOB 1958; POB Adiyaman, Turkey; citizen Turkey; Turkish Identificiation Number 15673320164 (Turkey) (individual) [SDNTK]

UZUN, Adem; DOB 7 Sep 1967; POB Kirsehir, Boztepe, Turkey; citizen Turkey; Turkish Identificiation Number 12203628318 (Turkey)
(individual) [SDNTK]

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“4/20/2011
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the designation of Kongra-Gel founders Cemil Bayik and Duran Kalkan and leaders Remzi Kartal, Sabri Ok and Adem Uzun as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (SDNTs) pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).

Formerly known as the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the Kongra-Gel was named by the President as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker under the Kingpin Act in May 2008 for its more than two decades-long participation in drug trafficking. Kongra-Gel uses its network across Europe to produce, transport, and traffic opiates and cannabis. Drug trafficking is one of the Kongra-Gel’s most lucrative criminal activities. The organization uses drug proceeds to obtain weapons and materials. The State Department designated the Kongra-Gel as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist in 2001 pursuant to Executive Order 13224 and as a Foreign Terrorist Organization in 1997.

“We are striking at the heart of Kongra Gel with this action against its founders, key leaders and sources of funding and will continue efforts to suppress the flow of illicit narcotics proceeds to this organization in support of its terrorist activities,” said Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen.

One of its founders, Cemil Bayik is also a senior military commander of the Kongra-Gel. Duran Kalkan serves on the group’s chairmanship council and is responsible for an attack that killed seven Turkish soldiers in December 2009. Remzi Kartal is the chief Kongra-Gel operative in Europe. Sabri Ok is a senior Kongra-Gel leader responsible for the group’s finances in Europe, and Adem Uzun operates on behalf of the Kongra-Gel in northern Iraq. Today’s action freezes any assets the five individuals may have under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with them.

Supported by 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 worldwide. Internationally, more than 900 businesses and individuals linked to 87 drug kingpins have been identified for sanctions 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.”

See OFAC’s Press Release here.

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OFAC SDN List – Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa

February 23, 2011

Douglas McNabb discusses the placement of Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa on the OFAC SDN List. He also discusses whether OFAC SDN List Removal is a possibility.

Cifuentes Villa Drug Trafficking Organization – People
Cifuentes Villa Drug Trafficking Organization – Entities

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