February 23, 201&: OFAC changes to terror, narcotics sanctions listings

On Thursday, OFAC added the following 2 persons to its counter-terrorism sanctions program: 

AL-HASRI, Bassam Ahmad (a.k.a. HUSARI, Bassam Ahmad; a.k.a. “AKHLAQ, Abu Ahmad”; a.k.a. “AL-SHAMI, Abu Ahmad”), Syria; DOB 01 Jan 1971 to 31 Dec 1971; alt. DOB 01 Jan 1969; POB Qalamun, Damascus Province, Syria; alt. POB Ghutah, Damascus Province, Syria; alt. POB Tadamon, Rif Dimashq, Syria; nationality Syria; alt. nationality Palestinian; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: AL-NUSRAH FRONT). 
 
KHALIL, Iyad Nazmi Salih (a.k.a. AL-TOUBASI, Iyad; a.k.a. AL-TUBASI, Iyad; a.k.a. KHALIL, Ayyad Nazmi Salih; a.k.a. KHALIL, Eyad Nazmi Saleh; a.k.a. “ABU-JULAYBIB”; a.k.a. “AL-DARDA’, Abu”; a.k.a. “AL-URDUNI, Abu-Julaybib”), Syria; DOB 01 Jan 1974 to 31 Dec 1974; POB Syria; nationality Jordan; Gender Male; Passport 286062 (Jordan) issued 05 Apr 1999 expires 04 Apr 2004; alt. Passport 654781 (Jordan) issued 01 Jan 2008 to 31 Dec 2010 (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: AL-NUSRAH FRONT).

and one entity to its non-proliferation sanctions program: 

METALLIC MANUFACTURING FACTORY, 29 May Street, Damascus-Al-Sabe E Bahrat Square, P.O. Box 12184, Syria [NPWMD] (Linked To: MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION FACTORY; Linked To: SCIENTIFIC STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTER).

and removed the following counter-narcotics sanctions listings: 

CIFUENTES VARGAS, Carmen Viviana, c/o INVERSIONES EN GANADERIA JESSICA, Cali, Colombia; DOB 19 Jun 1964; POB Buga, Valle, Colombia; Cedula No. 38863513 (Colombia); Passport PO67538 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT]. 
 
INVERSIONES EN GANADERIA JESSICA, Carrera 10 Este No. 7-11, Cali, Colombia; Matricula Mercantil No 281899-1 (Colombia) [SDNT]. 
 
GUTIERREZ MOLINA, Diego Armando, c/o INVERSIONES GANADERAS Y PALMERAS S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o INVERSIONES GANAGRO LTDA., Villavicencio, Colombia; c/o INVERSIONES TALADRO LTDA., Villavicencio, Colombia; DOB 20 Jun 1987; POB Bogota, Colombia; Cedula No. 1032390133(Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK]. 
 
LOZADA PABON, Julio Cesar, c/o AGROGANADERA LA FORTALEZA, Monterrey, Meta, Colombia; Carrera 51 No. 122-09 Apto. 102, Bogota, Colombia; Cedula No. 17323068 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK]. 
 
AGROGANADERA LA FORTALEZA, Finca La Fortaleza, Monterrey, Meta, Colombia; Transversal 25 No. 41A-05, Villavicencio, Colombia; Matricula Mercantil No 158119 (Colombia) [SDNTK]. 
 
AS INVERSIONES S.A., Carrera 14A No. 151A-06 T4 104, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 800224826-0 (Colombia) [SDNTK]. 
 
CBM DE COLOMBIA S.A., Carrera 35A No. 62-32, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 830072893-1 (Colombia) [SDNTK]. 
 
PRODUCTOS KIBONY S.A.S., Carrera 35A No. 62-32, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 830052461-6 (Colombia) [SDNTK]. 
 
T & T ANDINA S.A., Carrera 69D No. 31-10, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 830089233-3(Colombia) [SDNTK]. 
 
MEJIA ZULUAGA, Omar, Carrera 7 No. 62-43 Ap. 802, Bogota, Colombia; Carrera 14A No. 151A-06 Ap. 4-104, Bogota, Colombia; Carrera 19A No. 102-70, Bogota, Colombia; c/o AS INVERSIONES S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o CBM DE COLOMBIA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o PRODUCTOS KIBONY S.A.S., Bogota, Colombia; c/o T & T ANDINA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o C.I. PLANETA COMERCIAL S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o FEDERAL CAPITAL GROUP, S.A., Panama City, Panama; DOB 18 Jan 1956; POB Villahermosa, Tolima, Colombia; Cedula No. 19316392 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK]. 
 
C.I. PLANETA COMERCIAL S.A., Carrera 11 No. 67-63 Piso 2, Bogota, Colombia; NIT # 830079228-3 (Colombia) [SDNTK]. 
 
BORRAYO LASMIBAT, Hayron Eduardo (a.k.a. BORRAYO LISMIBAT, Eduardo); DOB 03 May 1972; citizen Guatemala; Passport 22222838 (individual) [SDNTK]. 
 
BORRAYO LISMIBAT, Eduardo (a.k.a. BORRAYO LASMIBAT, Hayron Eduardo); DOB 03 May 1972; citizen Guatemala; Passport 22222838 (individual) [SDNTK]. 
 
BINGOTON MILLONARIO, Sarafi 3 Avenida 13-46 Zona 1, Guatemala, Guatemala [SDNTK]. 
 
REVOLUCIONES POR MINUTO ACELERACION S.A. (a.k.a. RPM ACELERACION), 20 Calle 26-30, Zona 10, Guatemala, Guatemala; NIT # 3197607-7 [SDNTK]. 
 
RPM ACELERACION (a.k.a. REVOLUCIONES POR MINUTO ACELERACION S.A.), 20 Calle 26-30, Zona 10, Guatemala, Guatemala; NIT # 3197607-7 [SDNTK]. 
 
CASA COMERCIAL ORO RAPIDO, Cra. 11 # 13-28, Girardot, Cundinamarca, Colombia; Matricula Mercantil No 19022 (Colombia) [SDNTK]. 
 
CUELLAR SILVA, John Fredy, Calle Paseo Royal Country 5598-23, Fraccionamiento Royal Country, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Lopez Cotilla 100 Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco C.P. 44100, Mexico; DOB 17 May 1976; POB Florencia, Caqueta, Colombia; Cedula No. 79904164 (Colombia); R.F.C. CUSJ760517HNE (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: AGRO Y COMERCIO DE SANTA BARBARA LAGROMER S. EN C.; Linked To: COMPANIA AGRO COMERCIAL CUETA S. EN C.; Linked To: INVERSIONES HUNEL LTDA.; Linked To: CASA COMERCIAL ORO RAPIDO; Linked To: PRENDA TODO, S.A. DE C.V.). 
 
COLOMBIANA DE BIOCOMBUSTIBLES S.A. (a.k.a. COLBIO), Carrera 15 No. 90-66 Int. 103, Medellin, Colombia; Calle 36A Sur No. 46A-81, Centro Comercial Metro Sur, Local 240, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia; Km. 53 Via Santa Fe de Antioquia, Vereda Ahuyamal, Sopetran, Antioquia, Colombia; Km. 4 Via al Bagre, Caucasia, Antioquia, Colombia; Website http://www.colbio.com; NIT # 900089105-2 (Colombia) [SDNTK]. 
 
COLBIO (a.k.a. COLOMBIANA DE BIOCOMBUSTIBLES S.A.), Carrera 15 No. 90-66 Int. 103, Medellin, Colombia; Calle 36A Sur No. 46A-81, Centro Comercial Metro Sur, Local 240, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia; Km. 53 Via Santa Fe de Antioquia, Vereda Ahuyamal, Sopetran, Antioquia, Colombia; Km. 4 Via al Bagre, Caucasia, Antioquia, Colombia; Website http://www.colbio.com; NIT # 900089105-2 (Colombia) [SDNTK]. 
 
DILAVA, Pablo Casals # 240-24, Col. Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Jalisco 44680, Mexico; Torre Medica San Javier, Consultorio 307, Quebec 631, Col. Providencia, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Website http://esteticavaginal.com.mx [SDNTK]. 
 
MARQUEZ GALLEGOS, Ma Elena (a.k.a. MARQUEZ GALLEGOS, Maria Elena), Albino Aranda 3525, Guadalajara, Jalisco 44690, Mexico; Pablo Casals # 240-24, Col. Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Jalisco 44680, Mexico; DOB 15 Mar 1965; POB Santa Maria de los Angeles, Jalisco, Mexico; C.U.R.P. MAGE650315MJCRLL03 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: DILAVA; Linked To: GRUPO DIJEMA, S.A. DE C.V.). 
 
MARQUEZ GALLEGOS, Maria Elena (a.k.a. MARQUEZ GALLEGOS, Ma Elena), Albino Aranda 3525, Guadalajara, Jalisco 44690, Mexico; Pablo Casals # 240-24, Col. Prados Providencia, Guadalajara, Jalisco 44680, Mexico; DOB 15 Mar 1965; POB Santa Maria de los Angeles, Jalisco, Mexico; C.U.R.P. MAGE650315MJCRLL03 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: DILAVA; Linked To: GRUPO DIJEMA, S.A. DE C.V.).

and amended the following narcotics sanctions listings:

BEDOYA LOPEZ, Gildardo de Jesus; DOB 18 Dec 1963; POB Abejorral, Antioquia, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 70560012 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: COLOMBIANA DE BIOCOMBUSTIBLES S.A.; Linked To: REPRESENTACIONES MIDAS; Linked To: GARCES Y BEDOYA CIA. LTDA). -to- BEDOYA LOPEZ, Gildardo de Jesus; DOB 18 Dec 1963; POB Abejorral, Antioquia, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 70560012 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: REPRESENTACIONES MIDAS; Linked To: GARCES Y BEDOYA CIA. LTDA). 
 
GRAJALES PUENTES, Diana Carolina, Transversal 13A No. 123-10 Int. 2 apt. 203, Bogota, Colombia; c/o AGRONILO S.A., Toro, Valle, Colombia; c/o HEBRON S.A., Tulua, Valle, Colombia; c/o INDUSTRIAS DEL ESPIRITU SANTO S.A., Malambo, Atlantico, Colombia; c/o JOSAFAT S.A., Tulua, Valle, Colombia; c/o SALIM S.A., La Union, Valle, Colombia; c/o FRUTAS DE LA COSTA S.A., Malambo, Atlantico, Colombia; c/o CITICAR LTDA., La Union, Valle, Colombia; c/o DOXA S.A., La Union, Valle, Colombia; c/o C.I. PLANETA COMERCIAL S.A., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 15 Mar 1979; POB La Victoria, Valle, Colombia; Cedula No. 52455790 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT]. -to- GRAJALES PUENTES, Diana Carolina, Transversal 13A No. 123-10 Int. 2 apt. 203, Bogota, Colombia; DOB 15 Mar 1979; POB La Victoria, Valle, Colombia; Cedula No. 52455790 (Colombia)(individual) [SDNT] (Linked To: SALIM S.A.; Linked To: HEBRON S.A.; Linked To: INDUSTRIAS DEL ESPIRITU SANTO S.A.; Linked To: JOSAFAT S.A.; Linked To: DOXA S.A.; Linked To: CITICAR LTDA.; Linked To: AGROPECUARIA EL NILO S.A.). 

Finally, Treasury issued the following press release about the 3 new designations:

 

 

Separate action targets Syrian entity related to the 
proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
 
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today against two al-Nusrah Front (ANF) leadership officials, Iyad Nazmi Salih Khalil (Khalil) and Bassam Ahmad al-Hasri (al-Hasri).  Both individuals, based in Syria, are being designated pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.  As a result of today’s action, all property and interests in property of Khalil and al-Hasri subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.
 
Underscoring the international commitment to counter ANF, the United Nations (UN) last night added these individuals to the UN ISIL (Da’esh) and al-Qa’ida Sanctions List.  Consequently, all member states of the UN are obligated to freeze the assets of these individuals, deny them access to the international financial system, and prohibit their travel.  
 
“From overseeing militant operations to developing al-Nusrah Front’s strategy, these senior Al-Nusrah Front leaders and al-Qa’ida terrorists are responsible for providing key support to the violent terrorist group,” said John E. Smith, Acting OFAC Director.  “Today, the Treasury Department, in line with actions just taken by the United Nations, is cutting off their access to the international financial system to further disrupt al-Nusrah Front’s ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks.”     
 
Also today, OFAC designated Syrian-based Metallic Manufacturing Factory (MMF) for acting for or on behalf of a designated entity, Mechanical Construction Factory.  As a result of today’s action, any property or interests in property of MMF that are in the possession or control of U.S. persons or within the United States must be blocked.  Additionally, transactions by U.S. persons involving MMF are generally prohibited.
                        
Iyad Nazmi Salih Khalil
 
Khalil was designated for acting for or on behalf of ANF.  
 
As of early 2016, Khalil was ANF’s third highest-ranking official and appointed as the group’s emir for Syria’s coastal area by ANF emir and Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) Abu-Muhammad al-Jawlani (al-Jawlani).  As a senior ANF official, Khalil took part in discussions among the group’s senior leadership regarding ANF’s overall strategy and the feasibility of establishing an emirate in Idlib, Syria.
 
For at least two years prior to being appointed emir for Syria’s coastal area, Khalil served as ANF emir of Dar’a, Syria.  Under his leadership, he empowered ANF’s security and intelligence operatives responsible for assassinations, ran prisons notorious for torture, and encouraged the looting of vehicles and possessions of Free Syrian Army members. 
 
Khalil was originally sent to Syria with six other individuals in 2011 by former al-Qa’ida in Iraq (AQI) official and current ISIS leader and SDGT Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to establish what would eventually become ANF.  Prior to his involvement with ANF, Khalil joined AQI in the mid-2000s, and remained close to AQI’s former head Abu-Musa’b al-Zarqawi until Zarqawi’s death in 2006. 
 
Bassam Ahmad al-Hasri
 
Al-Hasri was designated for acting for or on behalf of ANF.  
 
As of June 2016, al-Hasri served as ANF’s emir of Dar’a, a position he took over from Khalil starting in December 2015 at the behest of al-Jawlani.  As emir of Dar’a, al-Hasri oversaw the group’s military operations in southern Syria.  Previously, al-Hasri served as a religious advisor for ANF.  Al-Hasri has longstanding ties to al-Qa’ida, and was released in 2011 by Syrian authorities after spending six years in prison for his association with the group. 
 
Metallic Manufacturing Factory
 
MMF acts for or on behalf of Mechanical Construction Factory, an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their supporters.  OFAC previously designated Mechanical Construction Factory for acting for or on behalf of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC).  SSRC is the Syrian government agency responsible for developing and producing non-conventional weapons and the means to deliver them and was named in the annex to E.O. 13382.
 
For identifying information on the individuals and entity designated today, click here.
 
###

Links:

OFAC Notice

Treasury Press Release

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s