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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May 18, 2011 OFAC Actions: Syria, Lebanon, and NPWMDs Added to OFAC’s SDN List

May 18, 2011

As of today, OFAC has added [SYRIA] [LEBANON] and [NPWMD]s to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List):

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

AIR FORCE INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE (a.k.a. IDARAT AL-MUKHABARAT ALJAWIYYA; a.k.a. SYRIAN AIR FORCE INTELLIGENCE) [SYRIA]

AL MASHREK FUND (a.k.a. AL MASHREK HOLDING; a.k.a. AL MASHREQ INVESTMENT FUND; a.k.a. AL MASHRIQ HOLDING; a.k.a. AL MASHRIQ INVESTMENT FUND; a.k.a. “MASHRIQ”), Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]

AL MASHREK HOLDING (a.k.a. AL MASHREK FUND; a.k.a. AL MASHREQ INVESTMENT FUND; a.k.a. AL MASHRIQ HOLDING; a.k.a. AL MASHRIQ INVESTMENT FUND; a.k.a. “MASHRIQ”), Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]

AL MASHREQ INVESTMENT FUND (a.k.a. AL MASHREK FUND; a.k.a. AL MASHREK HOLDING; a.k.a. AL MASHRIQ HOLDING; a.k.a. AL MASHRIQ INVESTMENT FUND; a.k.a. “MASHRIQ”), Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]

AL MASHRIQ HOLDING (a.k.a. AL MASHREK FUND; a.k.a. AL MASHREK HOLDING; a.k.a. AL MASHREQ INVESTMENT FUND; a.k.a. AL MASHRIQ INVESTMENT FUND; a.k.a. “MASHRIQ”), Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]

AL MASHRIQ INVESTMENT FUND (a.k.a. AL MASHREK FUND; a.k.a. AL MASHREK HOLDING; a.k.a. AL MASHREQ INVESTMENT FUND; a.k.a. AL MASHRIQ HOLDING; a.k.a. “MASHRIQ”), Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]

AL SHAM COMPANY (a.k.a. AL-SHAM COMPANY; a.k.a. CHAM HOLDING; a.k.a. CHAM INVESTMENT GROUP; a.k.a. SHAM HOLDING COMPANY SAL; a.k.a. “CHAM”; a.k.a. “SHAM HOLDING”), Cham Holding Building, Daraa Highway, Sahnaya Area, P.O. Box 9525, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]

AL-KOUZBARI, Nabil (a.k.a. AL-KUZBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. AL-KUZBARI, Nabil Rafik; a.k.a. ALKUZBARI, Nabil Rafiq; a.k.a. KUSBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Ahmad; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Ahmad Nabil; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Nabil R.); DOB 20 Sep 1936; POB Damascus, Syria; citizen Syria; alt. citizen Austria; Passport P3002721 (Austria) (individual) [SYRIA]

AL-KUZBARI, Nabil (a.k.a. AL-KOUZBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. AL-KUZBARI, Nabil Rafik; a.k.a. ALKUZBARI, Nabil Rafiq; a.k.a. KUSBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Ahmad; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Ahmad Nabil; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Nabil R.); DOB 20 Sep 1936; POB Damascus, Syria; citizen Syria; alt. citizen Austria; Passport P3002721 (Austria) (individual) [SYRIA]

AL-KUZBARI, Nabil Rafik (a.k.a. AL-KOUZBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. AL-KUZBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. ALKUZBARI, Nabil Rafiq; a.k.a. KUSBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Ahmad; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Ahmad Nabil; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Nabil R.); DOB 20 Sep 1936; POB Damascus, Syria; citizen Syria; alt. citizen Austria; Passport P3002721 (Austria) (individual) [SYRIA]

AL-KUZBARI, Nabil Rafiq (a.k.a. AL-KOUZBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. AL-KUZBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. ALKUZBARI, Nabil Rafik; a.k.a. KUSBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Ahmad; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Ahmad Nabil; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Nabil R.); DOB 20 Sep 1936; POB Damascus, Syria; citizen Syria; alt. citizen Austria; Passport P3002721 (Austria) (individual) [SYRIA]

AL-SHAM COMPANY (a.k.a. AL SHAM COMPANY; a.k.a. CHAM HOLDING; a.k.a. CHAM INVESTMENT GROUP; a.k.a. SHAM HOLDING COMPANY SAL; a.k.a. “CHAM”; a.k.a. “SHAM HOLDING”), Cham Holding Building, Daraa Highway, Sahnaya Area, P.O. Box 9525, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]

BA’ATH PARTY NATIONAL SECURITY BUREAU (a.k.a. MAKTAB AL-AMN AL-QAWMI; a.k.a. SYRIAN NATIONAL SECURITY BUREAU), Syria [SYRIA]

BANNA PROPERTIES (a.k.a. BENA; a.k.a. BENA PROPERTIES), Cham Holding Building, Daraa Highway, Sahnaya Area, P.O. Box 9525, P.O. Box 9525, Damascus, Syria, Syria [SYRIA]

BENA (a.k.a. BANNA PROPERTIES; a.k.a. BENA PROPERTIES), Cham Holding Building, Daraa Highway, Sahnaya Area, P.O. Box 9525, P.O. Box 9525, Damascus, Syria, Syria [SYRIA]

BENA PROPERTIES (a.k.a. BANNA PROPERTIES; a.k.a. BENA), Cham Holding Building, Daraa Highway, Sahnaya Area, P.O. Box 9525, P.O. Box 9525, Damascus, Syria, Syria [SYRIA]

CHAM (a.k.a. AL SHAM COMPANY; a.k.a. ALSHAM COMPANY; a.k.a. CHAM HOLDING; a.k.a. CHAM INVESTMENT GROUP; a.k.a. SHAM HOLDING COMPANY SAL; a.k.a. “SHAM HOLDING”), Cham Holding Building, Daraa Highway, Sahnaya Area, P.O. Box 9525, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]

CHAM HOLDING (a.k.a. AL SHAM COMPANY; a.k.a. AL-SHAM COMPANY; a.k.a. CHAM INVESTMENT GROUP; a.k.a. SHAM HOLDING COMPANY SAL; a.k.a. “CHAM”; a.k.a. “SHAM HOLDING”), Cham Holding Building, Daraa Highway, Sahnaya Area, P.O. Box 9525, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]

CHAM INVESTMENT GROUP (a.k.a. AL SHAM COMPANY; a.k.a. AL-SHAM COMPANY; a.k.a. CHAM HOLDING; a.k.a. SHAM HOLDING COMPANY SAL; a.k.a. “CHAM”; a.k.a. “SHAM HOLDING”), Cham Holding Building, Daraa Highway, Sahnaya Area, P.O. Box 9525, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]

CHIZARI, Mohsen (a.k.a. HANSURI, Muhammad Muhawad); DOB 1 Apr 1959; POB Tehran, Iran; Commander of IRGC-Qods Force Operations and Training (individual) [SYRIA]

HANSURI, Muhammad Muhawad (a.k.a. CHIZARI, Mohsen); DOB 1 Apr 1959; POB Tehran, Iran; Commander of IRGC-Qods Force Operations and Training (individual) [SYRIA]

IDARAT AL-MUKHABARAT AL-JAWIYYA (a.k.a. AIR FORCE INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE; a.k.a. SYRIAN AIR FORCE INTELLIGENCE) [SYRIA]

KUSBARI, Nabil (a.k.a. AL-KOUZBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. AL-KUZBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. AL-KUZBARI, Nabil Rafik; a.k.a. AL-KUZBARI, Nabil Rafiq; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Ahmad; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Ahmad Nabil; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Nabil R.); DOB 20 Sep 1936; POB Damascus, Syria; citizen Syria; alt. citizen Austria; Passport P3002721 (Austria) (individual) [SYRIA]

KUZBARI, Ahmad (a.k.a. AL-KOUZBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. AL-KUZBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. AL-KUZBARI, Nabil Rafik; a.k.a. AL-KUZBARI, Nabil Rafiq; a.k.a. KUSBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Ahmad Nabil; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Nabil R.); DOB 20 Sep 1936; POB Damascus, Syria; citizen Syria; alt. citizen Austria; Passport P3002721 (Austria) (individual) [SYRIA]

KUZBARI, Ahmad Nabil (a.k.a. AL-KOUZBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. AL-KUZBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. ALKUZBARI, Nabil Rafik; a.k.a. AL-KUZBARI, Nabil Rafiq; a.k.a. KUSBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Ahmad; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Nabil R.); DOB 20 Sep 1936; POB Damascus, Syria; citizen Syria; alt. citizen Austria; Passport P3002721 (Austria) (individual) [SYRIA]

KUZBARI, Nabil R. (a.k.a. AL-KOUZBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. AL-KUZBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. AL-KUZBARI, Nabil Rafik; a.k.a. AL-KUZBARI, Nabil Rafiq; a.k.a. KUSBARI, Nabil; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Ahmad; a.k.a. KUZBARI, Ahmad Nabil); DOB 20 Sep 1936; POB Damascus, Syria; citizen Syria; alt. citizen Austria; Passport P3002721 (Austria) (individual) [SYRIA]

MAKTAB AL-AMN AL-QAWMI (a.k.a. BA’ATH PARTY NATIONAL SECURITY BUREAU; a.k.a. SYRIAN NATIONAL SECURITY BUREAU), Syria [SYRIA]

MASHRIQ (a.k.a. AL MASHREK FUND; a.k.a. AL MASHREK HOLDING; a.k.a. AL MASHREQ INVESTMENT FUND; a.k.a. AL MASHRIQ HOLDING; a.k.a. AL MASHRIQ INVESTMENT FUND), Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]

SHAM HOLDING (a.k.a. AL SHAM COMPANY; a.k.a. AL-SHAM COMPANY; a.k.a. CHAM HOLDING; a.k.a. CHAM INVESTMENT GROUP; a.k.a. SHAM HOLDING COMPANY SAL; a.k.a. “CHAM”), Cham Holding Building, Daraa Highway, Sahnaya Area, P.O. Box 9525, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]

SHAM HOLDING COMPANY SAL (a.k.a. AL SHAM COMPANY; a.k.a. AL-SHAM COMPANY; a.k.a. CHAM HOLDING; a.k.a. CHAM INVESTMENT GROUP; a.k.a. “CHAM”; a.k.a. “SHAM HOLDING”), Cham Holding Building, Daraa Highway, Sahnaya Area, P.O. Box 9525, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]

SYRIAN AIR FORCE INTELLIGENCE (a.k.a. AIR FORCE INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE; a.k.a. IDARAT AL-MUKHABARAT AL-JAWIYYA) [SYRIA]

SYRIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, Syria [SYRIA]

SYRIAN NATIONAL SECURITY BUREAU (a.k.a. BA’ATH PARTY NATIONAL SECURITY BUREAU; a.k.a. MAKTAB AL-AMN AL-QAWMI), Syria [SYRIA]

The following [Syria][NPWMD][IRGC] entries have been changed on OFAC’s SDN list:

SALIMANI, Qasem (a.k.a. SOLAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Ghasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAIMANI,Qasem; a.k.a. SULAYMAN, Qasmi; a.k.a. SULEMANI, Qasem); DOB 11 Mar 1957; POB Qom, Iran; citizen Iran; nationality Iran; Diplomatic Passport 008827 (Iran) issued 1999 (individual) [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- SALIMANI, Qasem (a.k.a. SOLAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Ghasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAYMAN, Qasim; a.k.a. SULEMANI, Qasem); DOB 11 Mar 1957; POB Qom, Iran; citizen Iran; nationality Iran; Diplomatic Passport 008827 (Iran) issued 1999 (individual) [SYRIA] [NPWMD] [IRGC]

SOLAIMANI, Qasem (a.k.a. SALIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Ghasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAYMAN, Qasmi; a.k.a. SULEMANI, Qasem); DOB 11 Mar 1957; POB Qom, Iran; citizen Iran; nationality Iran; Diplomatic Passport 008827 (Iran) issued 1999 (individual) [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- SOLAIMANI, Qasem (a.k.a. SALIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Ghasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAYMAN, Qasim; a.k.a. SULEMANI, Qasem); DOB 11 Mar 1957; POB Qom, Iran; citizen Iran; nationality Iran; Diplomatic Passport 008827 (Iran) issued 1999 (individual) [SYRIA] [NPWMD] [IRGC]

SOLEIMANI, Qasem (a.k.a. SALIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Ghasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAYMAN, Qasmi; a.k.a. SULEMANI, Qasem); DOB 11 Mar 1957; POB Qom, Iran; citizen Iran; nationality Iran; Diplomatic Passport 008827 (Iran) issued 1999 (individual) [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- SOLEIMANI, Qasem (a.k.a. SALIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Ghasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAYMAN, Qasim; a.k.a. SULEMANI, Qasem); DOB 11 Mar 1957; POB Qom, Iran; citizen Iran; nationality Iran; Diplomatic Passport 008827 (Iran) issued 1999 (individual) [SYRIA] [NPWMD] [IRGC]

SOLEMANI, Qasem (a.k.a. SALIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Ghasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAYMAN, Qasmi; a.k.a. SULEMANI, Qasem); DOB 11 Mar 1957; POB Qom, Iran; citizen Iran; nationality Iran; Diplomatic Passport 008827 (Iran) issued 1999 (individual) [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- SOLEMANI, Qasem (a.k.a. SALIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Ghasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAYMAN, Qasim; a.k.a. SULEMANI, Qasem); DOB 11 Mar 1957; POB Qom, Iran; citizen Iran; nationality Iran; Diplomatic Passport 008827 (Iran) issued 1999 (individual) [SYRIA] [NPWMD] [IRGC]

SOLEYMANI, Ghasem (a.k.a. SALIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAYMAN, Qasmi; a.k.a. SULEMANI, Qasem); DOB 11 Mar 1957; POB Qom, Iran; citizen Iran; nationality Iran; Diplomatic Passport 008827 (Iran) issued 1999 (individual) [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- SOLEYMANI, Ghasem (a.k.a. SALIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAYMAN, Qasim; a.k.a. SULEMANI, Qasem); DOB 11 Mar 1957; POB Qom, Iran; citizen Iran; nationality Iran; Diplomatic Passport 008827 (Iran) issued 1999 (individual) [SYRIA] [NPWMD] [IRGC]

SOLEYMANI, Qasem (a.k.a. SALIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Ghasem; a.k.a. SULAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAYMAN, Qasmi; a.k.a. SULEMANI, Qasem); DOB 11 Mar 1957; POB Qom, Iran; citizen Iran; nationality Iran; Diplomatic Passport 008827 (Iran) issued 1999 (individual) [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- SOLEYMANI, Qasem (a.k.a. SALIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Ghasem; a.k.a. SULAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAYMAN, Qasim; a.k.a. SULEMANI, Qasem); DOB 11 Mar 1957; POB Qom, Iran; citizen Iran; nationality Iran; Diplomatic Passport 008827 (Iran) issued 1999 (individual) [SYRIA] [NPWMD] [IRGC]

SULAIMANI, Qasem (a.k.a. SALIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Ghasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAYMAN, Qasmi; a.k.a. SULEMANI, Qasem); DOB 11 Mar 1957; POB Qom, Iran; citizen Iran; nationality Iran; Diplomatic Passport 008827 (Iran) issued 1999 (individual) [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- SULAIMANI, Qasem (a.k.a. SALIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Ghasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAYMAN, Qasim; a.k.a. SULEMANI, Qasem); DOB 11 Mar 1957; POB Qom, Iran; citizen Iran; nationality Iran; Diplomatic Passport 008827 (Iran) issued 1999 (individual) [SYRIA] [NPWMD] [IRGC]

SULAYMAN, Qasmi (a.k.a. SALIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Ghasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULEMANI, Qasem); DOB 11 Mar 1957; POB Qom, Iran; citizen Iran; nationality Iran; Diplomatic Passport 008827 (Iran) issued 1999 (individual) [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- SULAYMAN, Qasim (a.k.a. SALIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Ghasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULEMANI, Qasem); DOB 11 Mar 1957; POB Qom, Iran; citizen Iran; nationality Iran; Diplomatic Passport 008827 (Iran) issued 1999 (individual) [SYRIA] [NPWMD] [IRGC]

SULEMANI, Qasem (a.k.a. SALIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Ghasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAYMAN, Qasmi); DOB 11 Mar 1957; POB Qom, Iran; citizen Iran; nationality Iran; Diplomatic Passport 008827 (Iran) issued 1999 (individual) [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- SULEMANI, Qasem (a.k.a. SALIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Ghasem; a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAIMANI, Qasem; a.k.a. SULAYMAN, Qasim); DOB 11 Mar 1957; POB Qom, Iran; citizen Iran; nationality Iran; Diplomatic Passport 008827 (Iran) issued 1999 (individual) [SYRIA] [NPWMD] [IRGC]

The following [Syria][LEBANON] entries have been changed on OFAC’s SDN list:

MAKHLOUF, Hafez (a.k.a. MAKHLUF, Hafiz); DOB circa 1975; POB Damascus, Syria; Colonel (individual) [LEBANON] -to- MAKHLOUF, Hafez (a.k.a. MAKHLUF, Hafiz); DOB circa 1975; POB Damascus, Syria; Colonel (individual) [SYRIA] [LEBANON]

MAKHLUF, Hafiz (a.k.a. MAKHLOUF, Hafez); DOB circa 1975; POB Damascus, Syria; Colonel (individual) [LEBANON] -to- MAKHLUF, Hafiz (a.k.a. MAKHLOUF, Hafez); DOB circa 1975; POB Damascus, Syria; Colonel (individual) [SYRIA] [LEBANON]

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

AL ASSAD, Bashar Hafez (a.k.a. AL-ASAD, Bashar; a.k.a. AL-ASSAD, Bashar; a.k.a. ASSAD, Bashar); DOB 11 Sep 1965; POB Damascus, Syria; President of the Syrian Arab Republic (individual) [SYRIA]

AL SHARAA, Farouk (a.k.a. AL-SHARA, Farouk; a.k.a. AL-SHARA, Farouq; a.k.a. AL-SHARAA, Farouk; a.k.a. SHARAA, Farouk); DOB 1938; POB Dar’a, Syria; Vice president (individual) [SYRIA]

AL-ASAD, Bashar (a.k.a. AL ASSAD, Bashar Hafez; a.k.a. AL-ASSAD, Bashar; a.k.a. ASSAD, Bashar); DOB 11 Sep 1965; POB Damascus, Syria; President of the Syrian Arab Republic (individual) [SYRIA]

AL-ASSAD, Bashar (a.k.a. AL ASSAD, Bashar Hafez; a.k.a. AL-ASAD, Bashar; a.k.a. ASSAD, Bashar); DOB 11 Sep 1965; POB Damascus, Syria; President of the Syrian Arab Republic (individual) [SYRIA]

AL-CHAAR, Mohammad Ibrahim (a.k.a. ALSHAAR, Mohammad Ibrahim; a.k.a. AL-SHAAR, Mohammed Ibrahim; a.k.a. AL-SHA’AR, Muhammad Ibrahim; a.k.a. AL-SHAAR, Muhammad Ibrahim); DOB 1950; POB Lattakia Province, Syria; Major General, Minister of the Interior (individual) [SYRIA]

AL-SHAAR, Mohammad Ibrahim (a.k.a. ALCHAAR, Mohammad Ibrahim; a.k.a. AL-SHAAR, Mohammed Ibrahim; a.k.a. AL-SHA’AR, Muhammad Ibrahim; a.k.a. AL-SHAAR, Muhammad Ibrahim); DOB 1950; POB Lattakia Province, Syria; Major General, Minister of the Interior (individual) [SYRIA]

AL-SHAAR, Mohammed Ibrahim (a.k.a. ALCHAAR, Mohammad Ibrahim; a.k.a. AL-SHAAR, Mohammad Ibrahim; a.k.a. AL-SHA’AR, Muhammad Ibrahim; a.k.a. AL-SHAAR, Muhammad Ibrahim); DOB 1950; POB Lattakia Province, Syria; Major General, Minister of the Interior (individual) [SYRIA]

AL-SHA’AR, Muhammad Ibrahim (a.k.a. ALCHAAR, Mohammad Ibrahim; a.k.a. AL-SHAAR, Mohammad Ibrahim; a.k.a. AL-SHAAR, Mohammed Ibrahim; a.k.a. AL-SHAAR, Muhammad Ibrahim); DOB 1950; POB Lattakia Province, Syria; Major General, Minister of the Interior (individual) [SYRIA]

AL-SHAAR, Muhammad Ibrahim (a.k.a. ALCHAAR, Mohammad Ibrahim; a.k.a. AL-SHAAR, Mohammad Ibrahim; a.k.a. AL-SHAAR, Mohammed Ibrahim; a.k.a. AL-SHA’AR, Muhammad Ibrahim); DOB 1950; POB Lattakia Province, Syria; Major General, Minister of the Interior (individual) [SYRIA]

AL-SHARA, Farouk (a.k.a. AL SHARAA, Farouk; a.k.a. AL-SHARA, Farouq; a.k.a. AL-SHARAA, Farouk; a.k.a. SHARAA, Farouk); DOB 1938; POB Dar’a, Syria; Vice president (individual) [SYRIA]

AL-SHARA, Farouq (a.k.a. AL SHARAA, Farouk; a.k.a. AL-SHARA, Farouk; a.k.a. AL-SHARAA, Farouk; a.k.a. SHARAA, Farouk); DOB 1938 POB Dar’a, Syria; Vice president (individual) [SYRIA]

AL-SHARAA, Farouk (a.k.a. AL SHARAA, Farouk; a.k.a. AL-SHARA, Farouk; a.k.a. AL-SHARA, Farouq; a.k.a. SHARAA, Farouk); DOB 1938; POB Dar’a, Syria; Vice president (individual) [SYRIA]

ASSAD, Bashar (a.k.a. AL ASSAD, Bashar Hafez; a.k.a. AL-ASAD, Bashar; a.k.a. AL-ASSAD, Bashar); DOB 11 Sep 1965; POB Damascus, Syria; President of the Syrian Arab Republic (individual) [SYRIA]

HABIB, Ali (a.k.a. MAHMOUD, Ali Habib; a.k.a. MAHMOUD, Ali Muhammad Habib; a.k.a. MAHMUD, Ali Habib); DOB 1939; POB Tartous, Syria; Lieutenant General, Minister of Defense (individual) [SYRIA]

MAHMOUD, Ali Habib (a.k.a. HABIB, Ali; a.k.a. MAHMOUD, Ali Muhammad Habib; a.k.a. MAHMUD, Ali Habib); DOB 1939; POB Tartous, Syria; Lieutenant General, Minister of Defense (individual) [SYRIA]

MAHMOUD, Ali Muhammad Habib (a.k.a. HABIB, Ali; a.k.a. MAHMOUD, Ali Habib; a.k.a. MAHMUD, Ali Habib); DOB 1939; POB Tartous, Syria; Lieutenant General, Minister of Defense (individual) [SYRIA]

MAHMUD, Ali Habib (a.k.a. HABIB, Ali; a.k.a. MAHMOUD, Ali Habib; a.k.a. MAHMOUD, Ali Muhammad Habib); DOB 1939; POB Tartous, Syria; Lieutenant General, Minister of Defense (individual) [SYRIA]

SAFAR, Adel (a.k.a. SAFR, Adil); DOB 1953; POB Damascus, Syria; Prime Minister (individual) [SYRIA]

SAFR, Adil (a.k.a. SAFAR, Adel); DOB 1953; POB Damascus, Syria; Prime Minister (individual) [SYRIA]

SHARAA, Farouk (a.k.a. AL SHARAA, Farouk; a.k.a. AL-SHARA, Farouk; a.k.a. AL-SHARA, Farouq; a.k.a. AL-SHARAA, Farouk); DOB 1938; POB Dar’a, Syria; Vice president (individual) [SYRIA]

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

QUDSIAH, Abdulfatah (a.k.a. QUDSIYAH, Abd-alFatah; a.k.a. QUDSIYAH, Abdul Fatah); DOB 1950; alt. DOB 1963; Major General, Head of Syrian Military Intelligence (individual) [SYRIA]

QUDSIYAH, Abd-al-Fatah (a.k.a. QUDSIAH, Abdulfatah; a.k.a. QUDSIYAH, Abdul Fatah); DOB 1950; alt. DOB 1963; Major General, Head of Syrian Military Intelligence (individual) [SYRIA]

QUDSIYAH, Abdul Fatah (a.k.a. QUDSIAH, Abdulfatah; a.k.a. QUDSIYAH, Abd-al-Fatah); DOB 1950; alt. DOB 1963; Major General, Head of Syrian Military Intelligence (individual) [SYRIA]

ZAITOUN, Mohammed Dib (a.k.a. ZAYTUN, Muhammad Dib; a.k.a. ZEITOUN, Mohammed Dib); DOB 1952; Major General, Director of Political Security Directorate (individual) [SYRIA]

ZAYTUN, Muhammad Dib (a.k.a. ZAITOUN, Mohammed Dib; a.k.a. ZEITOUN, Mohammed Dib); DOB 1952; Major General, Director of Political Security Directorate (individual) [SYRIA]

ZEITOUN, Mohammed Dib (a.k.a. ZAITOUN, Mohammed Dib; a.k.a. ZAYTUN, Muhammad Dib); DOB 1952; Major General, Director of Political Security Directorate (individual) [SYRIA]

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“5/18/2011
WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order (E.O.) imposing sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and six other senior officials of the Government of Syria in an effort to increase pressure on the Government of Syria to end its use of violence against its people and begin transitioning to a democratic system that protects the rights of the Syrian people.

Also today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the designation of 10 individuals and entities pursuant to E.O. 13572 – signed by President Obama on April 29, 2011 –targeting Syrian officials and others responsible for human rights abuses, including repression against the Syrian people, as well as a set of companies tied to Syrian corruption.

The United States continues to strongly condemn the Syrian government’s use of violence and intimidation against its people and urges President al-Assad and his regime to answer the calls of the Syrian people for a more representative government and embark upon the path of meaningful democratic reform.

“The actions the Administration has taken today send an unequivocal message to President Assad, the Syrian leadership, and regime insiders that they will be held accountable for the ongoing violence and repression in Syria,” said Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. “President al-Assad and his regime must immediately end the use of violence, answer the calls of the Syrian people for a more representative government, and embark upon the path of meaningful democratic reform.”

New Executive Order
In signing this Executive Order, the President has provided the United States with additional tools to pressure senior Syrian government officials and has imposed sanctions on the following individuals listed in the Annex to the Order:

  • Bashar al-Assad: President of the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Farouk al-Shara: Vice President of the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Adel Safar: Prime Minister of the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Mohammad Ibrahim al-Shaar: Minister of the Interior of the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Ali Habib Mahmoud: Minister of Defense of the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Abdul Fatah Qudsiya: Head of Syrian Military Intelligence
  • Mohammed Dib Zaitoun: Director of Political Security Directorate

As a result of this action, any property in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons in which the individuals listed in the Annex have an interest is blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.

The President has authorized the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to take actions to block the property and interests in property of senior Syrian Government officials; agencies and instrumentalities of the Syrian Government, persons owned or controlled by the Syrian Government, or by officials of the Syrian Government; persons that have provided material support to those blocked pursuant to this Order; and, those that are owned or controlled by, or that have acted for or on behalf of persons pursuant to in this Order.

Executive Order 13572 Designations
Exposing further the complicity of Syrian government officials in the human rights abuses and repression of the Syrian people, Treasury designated today the following individuals and entities pursuant to E.O. 13572:

  • Hafiz Makhluf: a cousin of President al-Assad and senior official of the Syrian General Intelligence Directorate (GID), the overarching civilian intelligence service in Syria listed in the Annex to E.O. 13572. Makhluf was given a leading role in responding to protests in Syria, and was heavily involved in the Syrian regime’s actions in Dar’a, where protesters were killed by Syrian security forces. Makhluf was previously designated by Treasury in November 2007 pursuant to E.O. 13441, which targets persons undermining the sovereignty of Lebanon or its democratic processes and institutions.
  • Syrian Military Intelligence (SMI): One of the four major branches of Syria’s security forces. During the recent civil unrest in Syria the SMI has used force against and arrested demonstrators participating in the unrest.
  • Syrian National Security Bureau (NSB): An element of the Syrian Ba’ath Party. The Syrian National Security Bureau (NSB) directed Syrian security forces to use extreme force against demonstrators.
  • Syrian Air Force Intelligence (SAFI): In late April 2011, security forces including personnel from SAFI fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse crowds of demonstrators who took to the streets in Damascus and other cities after noon prayers, killing at least 43 people.
  • Qasem Soleimani: Commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), the conduit for Iranian material support to the GID. The IRGC-QF was listed in the Annex to E.O. 13572.
  • Mohsen Chizari: A senior IRGC-QF officer who serves as the Commander of IRGC-QF Operations and Training.

E.O. 13572 authorizes the United States to sanction any person that is owned or controlled by, or acts for or on behalf of any person designated pursuant to E.O. 13460. Included in today’s action are three companies and one corporate official for ties to public corruption in Syria. The targets are Cham Holding and its Chairman Nabil Rafik al Kuzbari, Bena Properties, and Al Mashreq Investment Fund, all of which are owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of Rami Makhlouf. Makhlouf, a powerful Syrian businessman and regime insider, was designated by Treasury in February 2008 under E.O. 13460 for improperly benefitting from and aiding the public corruption of Syrian regime officials.”

See OFAC’s Press Release here.

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

The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.

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

The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.

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OFAC Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN)- US Sanctions Law- Foreign Narcotics Traffickers

April 20, 2011

Attorney Douglas McNabb discusses the OFAC SDN narcotics sanctions programs including the SDNT (Columbia) and the SDNTK (Kingpin Act).

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OFAC SDNTK – Foreign Narcotics Kingpin List

February 18, 2011

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Douglas McNabb discussed today’s OFAC designation of Afghanistan and U.A.E. individuals and businesses.

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9 Individuals and 7 Entities Designated by OFAC

February 18, 2011

New Ansari Network

As of today, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 9 individuals and 7 entities on the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List). Placement on the SDN List acts as a freeze on any U.S. financial assets the individuals or entities may have. More significantly, if the individuals or entities have assets in a U.S. foreign correspondent bank (a foreign bank with financial ties to the U.S.), those assets are frozen as well.

An SDN designation is the means by which the U.S. government uses to block individuals or entities from accessing any funds that may conceivably enter, or already exist, in the U.S. financial system. Further, those under U.S. jurisdiction, such as a person or corporation, are forbidden from engaging in any transaction with those designated.

The individuals and entities today were designated under “SDNTK.” Meaning, OFAC believes they are involved in narcotics dealings and has designated them under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. OFAC may also designate alleged narcotics traffickers under Executive Order 12978, however those designations target individuals and entities from Columbia. If designated under Order 12978, the individual or entity will be designated under “SDNT.”

The individuals designated as of today include:

AZIMI, Haji Mohammad Rafi (a.k.a. AZIMI, Haji Muhammad Rafi; a.k.a. RAFI, Abdul);

BARAKZAI ANSARI, Haji Abdullah (a.k.a. ANSARI, Haji Abdullah; a.k.a. BARAKZAI, Haji Abdullah);

HAJI ABDUL QAYOUM, Eissa Jan (a.k.a. HAJI ABDUL QAYOUM, Eisa Jan; a.k.a. HAJI ABDUL QAYOUM, Eisa Jon);

HAKIMI, Ahmad Shah;

JAN, Haji Mohammad (a.k.a. BIN KUL MOHAMMED, Mohammad Jan);

KHAN, Haji Mohammad;

MOHAMMAD AFZAL, Rahmatullah;

NOOR, Haji Mohammad (a.k.a. MOHAMED KOL, Mohammed Noor; a.k.a. MOHAMMED KUL, Mohammed Nour);

NOORULLAH, Haji;

The following entities have been added to the SDN List as of today:

AHMAD SHAH MONEY EXCHANGE (a.k.a. AHMAD SHAH HAKIMI MONEY EXCHANGE; a.k.a. HAKIMI MONEY EXCHANGE; a.k.a. SHAH HAKIMI MONEY EXCHANGE) (Afghanistan);

AL ADAL EXCHANGE (United Arab Emirates);

CONNECT TELECOM GENERAL TRADING LLC (United Arab Emirates);

GREEN LEAF GENERAL TRADING LLC (f.k.a. GREEN LEAF TRADING LLC) (United Arab Emirates);

MUSHTAQ SHAHEEN CONSTRUCTION AND ROADMAKING COMPANY (a.k.a. MUSHTAQ SHAHEEN LTD) (Afghanistan);

NEW ANSARI LTD (Afghanistan);

NEW ANSARI MONEY EXCHANGE (a.k.a. NAWI ANSARI LTD; a.k.a. NEW ANSARI COMPANY; a.k.a. NEW ANSARI MONEY SERVICES PROVIDER) (Afghanistan).

View OFAC’s press release here.

Removal from the SDN List is possible, but it requires complex litigation and may take several years.

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

The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.

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