OFAC has updated its lists of Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) that relate to the USA’s narcotics, counter-terrorism, Zimbabwe, and Cuba targeted regimes, as follows.
Narcotics: OFAC has designated 4 Colombian nationals resident in Switzerland (Mr Pacheco, Espejo, Zamorano & Mejia) and 2 related entities as Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficking Kingpins (SDNTK), for providing support for narcotics trafficking and money laundering activities for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) group and Omar Padilla, the FARC’s International Commission member for France, Italy, and Switzerland. The entities listed are Colombiano Latin Shop and Adolfo Fonnegra Espejo Trading & Investment. OFAC has de-listed 25 persons designated as SDNTs or SDNTKs.
Counter-Terrorism: OFAC has added Abdul Aziz Haqqani as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and deleted the listings of Sajid Mohammed Badat and Revolutionary Organization 17 November.
Zimbabwe: OFAC has de-listed Nathan Shamuyarira, Politburo Secretary for Information and Publicity, Lovemore Sekeramayi, Chief Elections Officer, Louise Nkomo, wife of the Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation, and Empowerment, and Oryx Natural Resources from its Zimbabwe sanctions list. In June, the USA stated that it will continue to impose targeted sanctions on Zimbabwe, and that it did not feel “pressured” by the EU’s decision last year to lift EU sanctions on all but President Mugabe, Grace Mugabe, and Zimbabwe Defence Industries (see previous blog).
Cuba: OFAC has de-listed 71 people and entities.