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Published by: Ernesto Aroche Aguilar on Sep 03, 2012
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This document is scheduled to be published in theFederal Register on 04/20/2012 and available online at
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYOffice of Foreign Assets ControlAdditional Designations
, Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act
AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.ACTION: Notice.-------------------SUMMARY
: The U.S. Department of the Treasury 's Office ofForeign Assets Control (“OFAC”) is publishing the names of 2individuals and 16 entities whose property and interests inproperty have been blocked pursuant to the Foreign NarcoticsKingpin Designation Act (“Kingpin Act”) (21 U.S.C. §§ 1901-1908,8 U.S.C. § 1182).
: The designation by the Director of OFAC of the twoindividuals and 16 entities identified in this notice pursuantto section 805(b) of the Kingpin Act is effective on April 12,2012.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
  Assistant Director, Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation
Office of Foreign Assets ControlU.S. Department of the TreasuryWashington, DC 20220Tel: (202) 622–2490
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:Electronic and Facsimile Availability
This document and additional information concerning OFAC areavailable on OFAC’s Web site at
orvia facsimile through a 24-hour fax-on-demand service at (202)622–0077.BackgroundThe Kingpin Act became law on December 3, 1999. TheKingpin Act establishes a program targeting the activities ofsignificant foreign narcotics traffickers and theirorganizations on a worldwide basis. It provides a statutoryframework for the imposition of sanctions against significantforeign narcotics traffickers and their organizations on aworldwide basis, with the objective of denying their businessesand agents access to the U.S. financial system and the benefitsof trade and transactions involving U.S. companies andindividuals.
 The Kingpin Act blocks all property and interests inproperty, subject to U.S. jurisdiction, owned or controlled bysignificant foreign narcotics traffickers as identified by thePresident. In addition, the Secretary of the Treasury, inconsultation with the Attorney General, the Director of theCentral Intelligence Agency, the Director of the Federal Bureauof Investigation, the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary ofState, and the Secretary of Homeland Security may designate andblock the property and interests in property, subject to U.S.jurisdiction, of persons who are found to be: (1) materiallyassisting in, or providing financial or technological supportfor or to, or providing goods or services in support of, theinternational narcotics trafficking activities of a persondesignated pursuant to the Kingpin Act; (2) owned, controlled,or directed by, or acting for or on behalf of, a persondesignated pursuant to the Kingpin Act; or (3) playing asignificant role in international narcotics trafficking.On April 12, 2012, the Director of OFAC designated thefollowing two individuals and 16 entities whose property andinterests in property are blocked pursuant to section 805(b) ofthe Kingpin Act.Individuals

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