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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 eight individuals 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 eight individuals identified in this notice pursuant to section 805(b) of the Kingpin Act is effective on September 16, 2014.

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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 September 16, 2014, the Director of OFAC designated the following eight individuals whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to section 805(b) of the Kingpin Act.

1. GONZALEZ VASQUEZ, Julian Andrey (a.k.a. “BARNY”); DOB 31 Jan 1979; POB La Merced, Caldas, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 8125194 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK].

2. HERNANDEZ GRISALES, Jesus David (a.k.a. “CHAPARRO”); DOB 25 Nov 1975; POB Medellin, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 98658284 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK].

3. MEDINA CARDONA, Rubiel (a.k.a. “MONO AMALFI”); DOB 17 Oct 1979; POB Marquetalia, Caldas, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 75004020 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK].

4. MESA VALLEJO, Juan Carlos (a.k.a. “CARLOS CHATAS”; a.k.a. “TOM”); DOB 08 Dec 1967; POB Bello, Antioquia, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 71698071 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK].

5. MUNOZ AGUDELO, Diego Alberto (a.k.a. “DIEGO CHAMIZO”); DOB 16 May 1969; POB Medellin, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 98547065 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK].

6. RAMIREZ GARCIA, Freyner Alfonso (a.k.a. “CARLOS PESEBRE”); DOB 13 May 1973; POB Medellin, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 71737758 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK].

7. RIOS LOPEZ, Didier de Jesus (a.k.a. “TUTO”); DOB 18 Jun 1974; POB Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 98622424 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK].

8. ROJAS, Edinson Rodolfo (a.k.a. “PICHI”); DOB 26 Sep 1973; POB Medellin, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 98593559 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK].

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Dated: September 16, 2014.

Adam J. Szubin,

Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

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[FR Doc. 2014-22478 Filed 9-19-14; 8:45 am]

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