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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 names of five 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 OFAC's “Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons” list (“SDN list”) of five 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 November 25, 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 behalf of, persons designated pursuant to the Order.

On November 25, 2008, the Director of OFAC removed from the SDN list five individuals listed below, whose property and interests in property were blocked pursuant to the Order:

1. ARMERO RIASCOS, Jose Eliecer, Carrera 5 No. 8-00, Buenaventura, Colombia; c/o INDUSTRIA DE PESCA SOBRE EL PACIFICO S.A., Buenaventura, Colombia; Cedula No. 16471549 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

2. GARCES GARCIA, Carlos, c/o SISTEMAS INTEGRALES DEL VALLE LTDA., Cali, Colombia; Cedula No. 14949883 (Colombia); Passport 14949883 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

3. PADILLA MEZA, Tulio Roberto, c/o SISTEMAS INTEGRALES DEL VALLE LTDA., Cali, Colombia; Cedula No. 16737603 (Colombia); Passport 16737603 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

4. ROA GUTIERREZ, Andres Felipe, c/o COLIMEX LTDA., Cali, Colombia; c/o DISTRIBUIDORA SANAR DE COLOMBIA S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o MEDIA MARKETING E.U., Cali, Colombia; c/o SERVICIOS MYRAL E.U., Cali, Colombia; c/o SISTEMAS INTEGRALES DEL VALLE, LTDA., Cali, Colombia; c/o ALERO S.A., Cali, Colombia; DOB 14 Mar 1968; Cedula No. 16752582 (Colombia); Passport 16752582 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

5. ROA MEJIA, Alfredo, c/o SISTEMAS INTEGRALES DEL VALLE LTDA., Cali, Colombia; c/o ALERO S.A., Cali, Colombia; Cedula No. 2439912 (Colombia); Passport 2439912 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

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Dated: November 25, 2008.

Adam J. Szubin,

Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

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[FR Doc. E8-28516 Filed 12-1-08; 8:45 am]

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