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Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

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AGENCY:

Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) is publishing the names of four 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 Nationals and Blocked Persons (“SDN List”) of the 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 July 15, 2010.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Assistant Director, Compliance Outreach and Implementation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of Start Printed Page 42834the 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 at (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) (“IEEPA”), 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 July 15, 2010 the Director of OFAC removed from the SDN List the four individuals listed below, whose property and interests in property were blocked pursuant to the Order:

1. DELGADO GUTIERREZ, Luis Alvaro, c/o TAURA S.A., Cali, Colombia; Cedula No. 16718474 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT]

2. IDARRAGA ESCANDON, Herned (a.k.a. IDARRAGA ESCANDON, Hernet), c/o DISMERCOOP, Cali, Colombia; c/o GRACADAL S.A., Cali, Colombia; Carrera 25A No. 49-73, Cali, Colombia; DOB 22 Dec 1954; Cedula No. 16595668 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT]

3. PALMA SAADE, Jessica Maria, Calle 78 No. 53-70, Local 202, Barranquilla, Colombia; c/o VESTIMENTA J y J S. de H., Barranquilla, Colombia; Cedula No. 32758645 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT]

4. SALGADO MOSQUERA, Ricardo Ignacio, c/o MACROFARMA S.A., Pereira, Colombia; c/o FARMALIDER S.A., Cali, Colombia; Cedula No. 10216576 (Colombia); Passport 10216576 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT]

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Dated: July 15, 2010.

Adam J. Szubin,

Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

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[FR Doc. 2010-17721 Filed 7-21-10; 8:45 am]

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