Colombian designations under US Kingpin Act

Logo_of_the_U.S._Office_of_Foreign_Assets_Control_(OFAC).jpgOFAC has designated 3 people and 4 entities (all Colombian) as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (SDNTs) pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).

The 3 people, Javier Garcia Rojas, Ruth Garcia Rojas and Wilton Cesar Hernandez Durango, were each designated for “their links to previously designated SDNTs Jose Bayron Piedrahita Ceballos and the Colombian criminal group La Oficina de Envigado”. La Oficina is said to have “direct involvement in narcotics trafficking”, as well as being “complicit in a variety of illicit activities including money laundering, extortion, and murder for hire”.

The 4 entities were each designated for being “owned, controlled, or directed” by the 3 individuals designated in the present action. Links here for OFAC Notice and Treasury press release. 22 entries were also deleted from the US SDN list.

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Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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