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Additional Designations, Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act

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AGENCY:

Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) is publishing the names of three individuals and three entities whose property and interests in property have been blocked pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (“Kingpin Act”) (21 U.S.C. 1901-1908, 8 U.S.C. 1182).

DATES:

The designation by the Director of OFAC of the three individuals and three entities identified in this notice pursuant to section 805(b) of the Kingpin Act is effective on July 30, 2013.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Assistant Director, Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. 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 on OFAC's Web site at http://www.treasury.gov/​ofac or via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-on-demand service at (202) 622-0077.

Background

The Kingpin Act became law on December 3, 1999. The Kingpin Act establishes a program targeting the activities of significant foreign narcotics traffickers and their organizations on a worldwide basis. It provides a statutory framework for the imposition of sanctions against significant foreign narcotics traffickers and their organizations on a worldwide basis, with the objective of denying their businesses and agents access to the U.S. financial system and the benefits of trade and transactions involving U.S. companies and individuals.

The Kingpin Act blocks all property and interests in property, subject to U.S. jurisdiction, owned or controlled by significant foreign narcotics traffickers as identified by the President. In addition, the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Attorney General, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of Homeland Security may designate and block the property and interests in property, subject to U.S. jurisdiction, of persons who are found to be: (1) Materially assisting in, or providing financial or technological support for or to, or providing goods or services in support of, the international narcotics trafficking activities of a person designated pursuant to the Kingpin Act; (2) owned, controlled, or directed by, or acting for or on behalf of, a person designated pursuant to the Kingpin Act; or (3) playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking.

On July 30, 2013, the Director of OFAC designated the following three individuals and three entities whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to section 805(b) of the Kingpin Act.

Individuals:

1. NUNEZ BEDOYA, Jose Antonio, Calle Lic. Benito Juarez No. 396, Interior No. 5, Colonia Centro, Culiacan, Sinaloa 80000, Mexico; DOB 21 Dec 1941; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; nationality Mexico; citizen Mexico; R.F.C. NUBA411221867 (Mexico); C.U.R.P. NUBA411221HSLXDN05 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK].

2. GARCIA RIOS, Tomasa, Cipriano Obeso 1520, Colonia Chapultepec, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 07 Mar 1971; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; nationality Mexico; citizen Mexico; C.U.R.P. GART710307MSLRSM00 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK].

3. VERDUGO GARCIA, Monica Janeth, Cipriano Obeso 1520, Colonia Chapultepec, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 31 Jul 1992; POB Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; nationality Mexico; citizen Mexico; C.U.R.P. VEGM920731MSLRRN06 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK].

Entities:

4. CENTRO COMERCIAL Y HABITACIONAL LOMAS, S.A. DE C.V., Boulevard Emiliano Zapata #3125, Colonia Lomas Del Boulevard, Culiacan, Sinaloa 80110, Mexico [SDNTK].

5. PARQUE ACUATICO LOS CASCABELES, S.A. DE C.V., Carretera Interior a Costa Rica Km. 6, El Carrizal 2, Culiacan Rosales, Sinaloa 80430, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 75483 (Mexico) [SDNTK].

6. RANCHO AGRICOLA GANADERO LOS MEZQUITES, S.A. DE C.V., Entrada a los Cascabeles 2.8 Carretera Internacional Sur Km. 22, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; R.F.C. RAG000412BY5 (Mexico) [SDNTK].

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Dated: July 30, 2013.

Adam J. Szubin,

Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

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[FR Doc. 2013-18959 Filed 8-5-13; 8:45 am]

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