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August 25, 2020: OFAC adds 2, removes from and updates Kingpin Act designations

Yesterday, OFAC added the following person:

ZHANG, Taotao (Chinese Simplified: 张涛涛), Room 1611B, 16/F, Ho King Commercial Centre, 2-16 FA Yuen Street, MongKok, Kowloon, Hong Kong; Rm. 1705, No. 158, Zhangyang Road, Pudong, Shanghai, China; DOB 14 Feb 1988; POB China; citizen China; Gender Male; National ID No. 32030419880214363X (China) (individual) [SDNTK].

and entity:

ALLYRISE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LIMITED (Chinese Traditional: 聯升科技集團有限公司), Room 1611B, 16/F, Ho King Commercial Centre, 2-16 FA Yuen Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong; Suite 1503, 15/F, Carnival Commercial Building, 18 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong; Commercial Registry Number 2005087 (Hong Kong) [SDNTK].

to its counter narcotics trafficking sanctions program under its Kingpin Act authorities.

Additionally, the following parties were removed:

FLORES APODACA, Angelina; DOB 21 Jul 1958; Passport 040068785 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK].

MEJIA ALZATE, Maria Leivy; DOB 28 Jul 1981; POB Medellin, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 43276113 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: CANTERAS COPACABANA S.A.; Linked To: PROMOTORA TURISTICA SOL PLAZA S.A.; Linked To: ASESORIA Y ASISTENCIA AGROPECUARIA Y AMBIENTAL A4).

MEJIA ALZATE, Jose Alejandro; DOB 30 May 1984; POB Medellin, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 8126905 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: CANTERAS COPACABANA S.A.; Linked To: PROMOTORA TURISTICA SOL PLAZA S.A.; Linked To: ALMEQUIP S.A.S.).

BEDOYA ESPINOSA, Humberto Antonio; DOB 14 Jan 1949; POB Jerico, Antioquia, Colombia; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 8293921 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: PROMOTORA TURISTICA SOL PLAZA S.A.; Linked To: CANTERAS COPACABANA S.A.).

ASESORIA Y ASISTENCIA AGROPECUARIA Y AMBIENTAL A4, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia; Matricula Mercantil No 125828 (Manizales) [SDNTK].

BONA-HABITAT, S.A. DE C.V. (a.k.a. “BONA HABITAT”), Morelos 2223, Col. Arcos Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 44338-1 (Mexico) [SDNTK].

“BONA HABITAT” (a.k.a. BONA-HABITAT, S.A. DE C.V.), Morelos 2223, Col. Arcos Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Folio Mercantil No. 44338-1 (Mexico) [SDNTK].

AVINA BRIBIESCA, Jose, Avenida Santa Margarita numero 4950-86, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Loma del Infante Casa 25, Col. Lomas de Atemajac, Zapopan, Jalisco CP 45178, Mexico; DOB 23 Apr 1977; POB Distrito Federal, Mexico; R.F.C. AIBJ770423NG1 (Mexico); C.U.R.P. AIBJ770423HDFVRS07 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: BONA-HABITAT, S.A. DE C.V.).

GONZALEZ LINARES, Janette Iliana, Primavera 3172, Col. Loma Bonita, Guadalajara, Jalisco CP 44980, Mexico; DOB 28 Aug 1985; POB Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; C.U.R.P. GOLJ850828MJCNNN02 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: BONA-HABITAT, S.A. DE C.V.).

GONZALEZ HERNANDEZ, Ignacio, Paseo San Arturo numero 2051, Fraccionamiento Valle Real, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico; Morelos No. 2223, Arcos Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jalisco 44130, Mexico; DOB 16 Nov 1974; POB Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Passport 3116072917339 (Mexico); R.F.C. GOHI-741116 (Mexico); C.U.R.P. GOHI741116HJCNRG02 (Mexico) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: BONA-HABITAT, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: URBANIZADORA NUEVA ITALIA, S.A. DE C.V.).

ROSENTHAL OLIVA, Jaime Rolando, Barrio Rio Piedras, Calle 26, Ave 45, San Pedro Sula, Honduras; DOB 05 May 1936; POB San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras; Passport E337842 (Honduras); National ID No. 0501193600600(Honduras); RTN 05011936006000 (Honduras) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: INVERSIONES CONTINENTAL (PANAMA), S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: INVERSIONES CONTINENTAL, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: EMPACADORA CONTINENTAL, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: BANCO CONTINENTAL, S.A.; Linked To: INVERCIONES CONTINENTAL, U.S.A., CORP).

INVERSIONES CONTINENTAL (PANAMA), S.A. DE C.V. (a.k.a. HOLDING INVERSIONES CONTINENTAL (PANAMA), S.A.; a.k.a. “GRUPO CONTINENTAL”), Calle 50 con Aquilino de la Guardia, Plaza Blanco General, Piso 20, Panama, Panama; RUC # 25882543162 (Panama) [SDNTK].

HOLDING INVERSIONES CONTINENTAL (PANAMA), S.A. (a.k.a. INVERSIONES CONTINENTAL (PANAMA), S.A. DE C.V.; a.k.a. “GRUPO CONTINENTAL”), Calle 50 con Aquilino de la Guardia, Plaza Blanco General, Piso 20, Panama, Panama; RUC # 25882543162 (Panama) [SDNTK].

“GRUPO CONTINENTAL” (a.k.a. HOLDING INVERSIONES CONTINENTAL (PANAMA), S.A.; a.k.a. INVERSIONES CONTINENTAL (PANAMA), S.A. DE C.V.), Calle 50 con Aquilino de la Guardia, Plaza Blanco General, Piso 20, Panama, Panama; RUC # 25882543162 (Panama) [SDNTK].

INVERSIONES CONTINENTAL, S.A. DE C.V. (a.k.a. GRUPO FINANCIERO CONTINENTAL; a.k.a. “GRUPO FINANCIERO”), Entre la 9 y 10 Avenida, 1ra Calle, Boulevard Morazan, CC Nova, San Pedro Sula, Honduras; National ID No. 0501999514659 (Honduras); RTN 05019995146590 (Honduras) [SDNTK].

“GRUPO FINANCIERO” (a.k.a. GRUPO FINANCIERO CONTINENTAL; a.k.a. INVERSIONES CONTINENTAL, S.A. DE C.V.), Entre la 9 y 10 Avenida, 1ra Calle, Boulevard Morazan, CC Nova, San Pedro Sula, Honduras; National ID No. 0501999514659 (Honduras); RTN 05019995146590 (Honduras) [SDNTK].

GRUPO FINANCIERO CONTINENTAL (a.k.a. INVERSIONES CONTINENTAL, S.A. DE C.V.; a.k.a. “GRUPO FINANCIERO”), Entre la 9 y 10 Avenida, 1ra Calle, Boulevard Morazan, CC Nova, San Pedro Sula, Honduras; National ID No. 0501999514659 (Honduras); RTN 05019995146590 (Honduras) [SDNTK].

EMPACADORA CONTINENTAL, S.A. DE C.V. (a.k.a. ALIMENTOS CONTINENTAL, S.A. DE C.V.), Carretera Campo 2, San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras; P.O. Box 605, San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras; Zona Industrial Continental, La Lima, San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras; Lomas del Toncontin, Carretera Hacia Villeda Morales a 150 metros de Tipicos La Costa, Tegucigalpa, Honduras; National ID No. 08011900307609 (Honduras); RTN 080119003076090(Honduras) [SDNTK].

ALIMENTOS CONTINENTAL, S.A. DE C.V. (a.k.a. EMPACADORA CONTINENTAL, S.A. DE C.V.), Carretera Campo 2, San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras; P.O. Box 605, San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras; Zona Industrial Continental, La Lima, San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras; Lomas del Toncontin, Carretera Hacia Villeda Morales a 150 metros de Tipicos La Costa, Tegucigalpa, Honduras; National ID No. 08011900307609 (Honduras); RTN 080119003076090(Honduras) [SDNTK].

BANCO CONTINENTAL, S.A., Centro Comercial Nova Prisa 390, San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras; 9-10 Avenida NO, Boulevard Morazan, San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras; SWIFT/BIC CSPSHNTE; RTN 08019003077544 (Honduras); All branches in Honduras. [SDNTK].

INVERCIONES CONTINENTAL, U.S.A., CORP, Plantation, FL, United States; Apartado 390, San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras; P.O. Box 390, San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras; Tax ID No. 650018270 (United States) [SDNTK].

and the following one was updated:

ROSENTHAL HIDALGO, Yani Benjamin, 5 Calle, 24 Avenida S.O. #226, San Pedro Sula, Honduras; DOB 14 Jul 1965; POB Honduras; Passport B255530 (Honduras); National ID No. 0501196506001 (Honduras); RTN 05011965060013(Honduras) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: INVERSIONES CONTINENTAL (PANAMA), S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: INVERSIONES CONTINENTAL, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: EMPACADORA CONTINENTAL, S.A. DE C.V.; Linked To: BANCO CONTINENTAL, S.A.). -to- ROSENTHAL HIDALGO, Yani Benjamin, 5 Calle, 24 Avenida S.O. #226, San Pedro Sula, Honduras; DOB 14 Jul 1965; POB Honduras; Passport B255530 (Honduras); National ID No. 0501196506001 (Honduras); RTN 05011965060013 (Honduras) (individual) [SDNTK].

And the State Department said the following about the new designations:

Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated one of the most significant drug traffickers in the world – Chinese national Zhang Taotao. Zhang and Hong Kong-based entity Allyrise Technology Group Co., Limited, were designated pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for their role in international drug trafficking. Today’s action is part of a continued whole-of-government effort to combat the illegal production and trafficking of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids from the PRC, which have claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans.

Zhang has shipped synthetic opioids to the United States via multiple individuals and freight-forwarding services and used false labelling to disguise parcel contents and avoid seizure by authorities. Once a package is received in the United States, U.S.-based distributors press fentanyl into counterfeit pharmaceutical pills for further distribution and domestic consumption. Allyrise Technology Group Co., Limited, was designated for being owned, controlled, directed by, or acting for or on behalf of Zhang.

Today’s designations are part of a broad U.S. effort to disrupt and deter drug trafficking organizations from buying illicit precursor chemicals from the PRC, using those precursors to manufacture fentanyl, and trafficking the finished products into the United States. The United States continues to seek cooperation with the PRC to tackle this supply chain threat and calls on the PRC government to accelerate efforts to regulate its chemical industry and reduce the diversion of precursors into the international black market.

The State Department will continue to use all available tools to combat drug trafficking globally, including through programs that seek to disrupt and deter the illicit drug trade and transnational organized crime networks such as Kingpin designations, and the Department’s Narcotics and Transnational Organized Crime Rewards programs.

For more information on the individual listed above, please see https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Pages/default.aspx.

Links:

OFAC Notice

State Department Press Release

Categories: Narcotics Trafficking OFAC Updates Sanctions Lists

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