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Office of Foreign Assets Control Unblocking of Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

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AGENCY:

Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) is publishing the name of three individuals whose property and interests in property have been unblocked pursuant to Executive Order 12978 of October 21, 1995, Blocking Assets and Prohibiting Transactions With Significant Narcotics Traffickers.

DATES:

The unblocking and removal from the list of Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers of three individuals identified in this notice whose property and interests in property were blocked pursuant to Executive Order 12978 of October 21, 1995, is effective on October 22, 2008.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Assistant Director, Compliance Outreach & Implementation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220, tel.: 202/622-2490. `

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Electronic and Facsimile Availability

This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC's Web site (http://www.treas.gov/​ofac) or via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-on-demand service, tel.: (202) 622-0077.

Background

On October 21, 1995, the President, invoking the authority, inter alia, of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the “Order”). In the Order, the President declared a national emergency to deal with the threat posed by significant foreign narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia and the harm that they cause in the United States and abroad.

Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all property and interests in property that are in the United States, or that hereafter come within the United States or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of United States persons, of: (1) The persons listed in an Annex to the Order; (2) any foreign person determined by the Secretary of Treasury, in consultation with the Attorney General and Secretary of State: (a) To play a significant role in international narcotics trafficking centered in Colombia; or (b) to materially assist in, or provide financial or technological support for or goods or services in support of, the narcotics trafficking activities of persons designated in or pursuant to the Order; and (3) persons determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of State, to be owned or controlled by, or to act for or on Start Printed Page 64011behalf of, persons designated pursuant to the Order.

On October 22, 2008, the Acting Director of OFAC removed from the list of Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers three individuals listed below, whose property and interests in property were blocked pursuant to the Order:

1. ALMANZA CANON, Nohora Juliana, c/o COSMEPOP, Bogota, Colombia; DOB 6 Dec 1972; Cedula No. 52557912 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT]

2. GIL OSORIO, Alfonso, c/o LABORATORIOS KRESSFOR DE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o DISTRIBUIDORA MIGIL LTDA., Cali, Colombia; c/o BLANCO PHARMA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o LABORATORIOS BLAIMAR DE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o FARMATODO S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o SERVICIOS SOCIALES LTDA., Barranquilla, Colombia; c/o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS CONDOR LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; c/o DEPOSITO POPULAR DE DROGAS S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o DISTRIBUIDORA DE DROGAS LA REBAJA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o D'CACHE S.A., Cali, Colombia; DOB 17 Dec 46; alt. DOB 17 Dec 40; Cedula No. 14949279 (Colombia); Passport 14949229 (Colombia); alt. Passport 14949279 (Colombia); alt. Passport 14949289 (Colombia); alt. Passport AC342060 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT]

3. HERRERA TOBON, Maria Cecilia, c/o LABORATORIOS GENERICOS VETERINARIOS, Bogota, Colombia; DOB 25 Nov 1957; Cedula No. 31397821 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT]

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Dated: October 22, 2008.

Barbara C. Hammerle,

Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

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[FR Doc. E8-25591 Filed 10-27-08; 8:45 am]

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