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6 ELN members charged – with help of Colombia

Press Release   Six ELN members and associates charged with narco-terrorism and international cocaine distribution conspiracy U.S. seeks alleged leader Wilver Villegas-Palomino HOUSTON – A total of three Colombian nationals associated with the National Liberation Army (Ejército de Liberación Nacional, a.k.a. ELN), a paramilitary group designated as a foreign terrorist organization, […]

Someone’s impersonating the narcs…

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: DEA Public Affairs  (202) 307-7977 Press Release DEA warns of scammers impersonating DEA employees WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration urges its DEA-registered practitioners and members of the public to be cautious of telephone calls by scammers posing as DEA employees attempting to defraud and extort victims. […]

U.S. citizen charged with Kingpin Act violations

Press Release U.S. citizen charged with violating the Kingpin Act Stepson of Mexican drug kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero transferred property into his name to evade Treasury Department sanctions program NEW YORK – A complaint was unsealed yesterday in the Eastern District of New York charging Bryant Espinoza Aguilar, the stepson of Sinaloa […]

And DEA makes it official

Press Release   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: DEA Public Affairs   (202) 307-7977   Nicolás Maduro Moros and 14 current and former Venezuelan officials charged with narco-terrorism, corruption, drug trafficking and other criminal charges Maduro and other high-ranking Venezuelan officials allegedly partnered with the FARC to use cocaine as a weapon […]

August 9, 2017: OFAC Designates more Kingpins, Venezuelans – and updates a pair of WMD proliferators

Yesterday, OFAC designated the following persons:  AMELIACH ORTA, Francisco Jose (Latin: AMELIACH ORTA, Francisco José), Carabobo, Venezuela; DOB 14 Jun 1963; POB Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela; citizen Venezuela; Gender Male; Cedula No. 7062172 (Venezuela); Constituent of Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly for Valencia Municipality in Carabobo State;  Member of Venezuela’s Presidential Commission for the […]

May 24, 2017: Mo Money, Mo Kingpins!

On Wednesday, OFAC added the following persons to the SDN List under the Kingpin Act counter narcotics trafficking sanctions program:  BARRAZA ACEVES, Jose Carlos (Latin: BARRAZA ACEVES, José Carlos) (a.k.a. “Luis 2525”), Mexico; DOB 06 Dec 1982; POB Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico; nationality Mexico; Gender Male; R.F.C. BAAC821206RV9 (Mexico); C.U.R.P. BAAC821206HSLRCR09 […]

DEA arrests top Hizballah financier

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Contact: DEA Public Affairs   (202) 307-7977     Press Release   DEA NEWS: TOP HIZBALLAH TERROR FINANCIER ARRESTED Kassim Tajideen is a specially designated terrorist charged with evading U.S. sanctions    WASHINGTON – DEA and other federal officials today announced the arrest […]