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22 August 2019 

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Updated sanction message 

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has published an amendment to Annex 2 of the Ordinance of 2 October 2000 on Measures against Persons and Organizations Related to Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaïda or the Taliban (SR 946.203).

By decision of 20 August 2019, the relevant UN Sanctions Committee amended the list of persons, companies and organizations sanctioned in this context. The change is directly applicable in Switzerland. On 21 August 2019, SECO therefore adapted the SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management) sanction database, which is relevant for Switzerland, and published the adaptation on its website .

Financial Intermediaries are requested to immediately block the relevant assets and to report such business relationships to SECO in accordance with the provisions of the Regulation. Notification to SECO does not release a financial intermediary from reimbursing reports to the Money Laundering Reporting Office without delay if the requirements are fulfilled, in accordance with Art. 9 of the Money Laundering Law.

Earlier today, Swiss regulators updated the following individual listing:

SSID: 10-40887 Foreign identifier: QDi.424 Name: Bah Ag Moussa

DOB: a) 1 Jan 1958 b) 31 Dec 1952 c) 28 Oct 1956 Good quality a.k.a.: a) Ag Mossa b) Ammi Salim Nationality: Mali

Relation: a) Founding member of Ansar Eddine (QE.A.135.13., SSID 10-24350) b) Operational leader of Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159, SSID 10- 39764) Other information: INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link available. Modifications: Listed on 14 Aug 2019, amended on 20 Aug 2019

made under its Al-Qaida/bin Laden/Taliban counter terrorism sanctions program.

Links:

FINMA Notice

Data files of updates – PDF, XML

Yesterday, UK officials implemented Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/.1353 by amending the information for the following 2 persons:

1. MAYCHOU,Ali

DOB: 25/05/1983. POB: Taza, Morocco a.k.a: (1) AL MAGHREBI, Abderahmane (2) LE MAROCAIN, Abderrahmane (3) SANHAJI, Abou, Abderahmane Nationality: Moroccan Passport Details: Morocco passport number: V06359364 National Identification no: Morocco identity card AB704306 Address: Mali. Other Information: Un Ref QDi.423. [UN Listing (formerly temporary listing, in accordance with the Policing and Crime Act 2017]. Member of Al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) (QDe.014), Ansar Eddine (QDe.135), and Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159). Physical description: height: 185 cm, weight: 80 kg. Listed on: 15/08/2019 Last Updated: 15/08/2019 21/08/2019 Group ID: 13789.

2. AGMOUSSA,Bah

a.k.a: (1) AG MOSSA (2) SALIM, Ammi Nationality: Mali Other Information: UN Ref QDi.424. [UN Listing (formerly temporary listing, in accordance with the Policing and Crime Act 2017]. Founding member of Ansar Eddine (QDe.135), operational leader of Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159). Listed on: 15/08/2019 Last Updated: 15/08/2019 21/08/2019 Group ID: 13790.

designated under the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida counter terrorism sanctions program.

Links:

OFSI Notice

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/.1353

In the last hour, OFAC designated the following persons:

YAN, Xiaobing (Chinese Traditional: 顏曉兵; Chinese Simplified: 颜晓兵) (a.k.a. “YAN, Steven”; a.k.a. “ZHOU, William”), Wuhan, Hubei, China (Chinese Simplified: 武汉市, 湖北省, China; Chinese Traditional: 武漢市, 湖北省, China); DOB 25 Mar 1977; POB Wuhan City, Hubei, China; citizen China; Gender Male; Digital Currency Address – XBT 12QtD5BFwRsdNsAZY76UVE1xyCGNTojH9h; alt. Digital Currency Address – XBT 1Kuf2Rd8mDyAViwBozGTNYnvWL8uYFrkVo; alt. Digital Currency Address – XBT 13f59kUM5FU8MfTG7DCEugYarDhSD7XCoC; alt. Digital Currency Address – XBT 1P3ZfGFLezzYGg9k5SVzQmnjyh7nrUmF2y; alt. Digital Currency Address – XBT 1EpMiZkQVekM5ij12nMiEwttFPcDK9XhX6; alt. Digital Currency Address – XBT 1JREJdZupiFhE7ZzQPtASuMCvvpXC7wRsC; Chinese Commercial Code 7346 2556 0365; Citizen’s Card Number 421002197703250019 (China) (individual) [SDNTK]. 

 

ZHENG, Fujing (Chinese Simplified: 郑福景; Chinese Traditional: 鄭福景) (a.k.a. “DENG, Gao”; a.k.a. “JIN, Gordon”; a.k.a. “ZHENG, Gordon”); DOB 11 Jun 1983; POB China; nationality China; citizen China; Email Address goldenchemical@live.com; alt. Email Address gordonzheng@qinvictory.com; alt. Email Address magicchemical@hotmail.com; alt. Email Address sales@globalrc.net; alt. Email Address 3507656950@qq.com; alt. Email Address zhengfujing@live.cn; Gender Male; Digital Currency Address – XBT 17ezuJoT3XBbdcwFZbkTnrXbup11F4uhiy; alt. Digital Currency Address – XBT 1DH2xDH7TngrDU6LXciprKCBKNcPA1xX8A; Passport G31920875 (China) issued 24 Oct 2008 expires 23 Oct 2018; Identification Number 310107198306111336 (China); Chinese Commercial Code 6774 4395 2529 (individual) [SDNTK]. 

 

ZHENG, Guanghua (Chinese Traditional: 鄭广華; Chinese Simplified: 郑广华); DOB 04 Nov 1955; POB Shanghai, China; nationality China; citizen China; Email Address zhenguanghua1955@outlook.com; alt. Email Address zhenguanghua1955@gmail.com; Gender Male; Digital Currency Address – XBT 33Kja69SQVc8kozpoP7Qw6HFtGxHkiWzTz; alt. Digital Currency Address – XBT 3MkUNScqf21EcfWq6T4x2MFgBeSTqhB5t6; alt. Digital Currency Address – XBT 18uKfaUjgG52rVeXEi3wxnveww7zZuECtE; Digital Currency Address – LTC LaizKtS5DUhPuP1nTQcc83MS7HwK6vk85z; Passport E51809923 (China) issued 25 May 2015 expires 24 May 2025; Identification Number 310108195511041616 (China); Chinese Commercial Code 6774 1639 5478 (individual) [SDNTK].

and entities:

QINSHENG PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. (a.k.a. SHANGHAI QINSHENG PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.; a.k.a. SHANGHAI QINSHENG PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.; a.k.a. SHANGHAI QINSHENG PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.), Room 614, Floor 3, No. 1, Alley 468, New Siping Highway, Shanghai 201413, China; Room 614, Floor 3, Block 1, Lane 468, Xinsiping Highway, Fengxian District, Shanghai, China; Website http://www.qinvictory.com [SDNTK]. 

 

ZHENG DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION, Shanghai, China; Website http://www.globalrc.net; alt. Website http://www.goldenrc.com; alt. Website http://www.toplabrc.com; Email Address MagicChemical@hotmail.com; alt. Email Address goldenchemical@live.com; alt. Email Address 3507656950@qq.com; alt. Email Address sales@globalrc.net [SDNTK].

under its counter narcotics trafficking sanctions program.

And here is Treasury’s press release:

PRESS RELEASES

Treasury Targets Chinese Drug Kingpins Fueling America’s Deadly Opioid Crisis

FinCEN Advisory Alerts Financial Sector to Fentanyl Trafficking schemes

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced coordinated actions to bring additional financial pressure upon those who manufacture, sell, or distribute synthetic opioids or their precursor chemicals.

OFAC identified Chinese national Fujing Zheng (Zheng) and the Zheng Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) as significant foreign narcotics traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).  OFAC also designated one additional Chinese national, Guanghua Zheng, for his support to the Zheng DTO’s drug trafficking activities, as well as one Chinese entity, Qinsheng Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., for being owned or controlled by Fujing Zheng.  OFAC is also identifying Xiaobing Yan (Yan) as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker pursuant to the Kingpin Act. 

“The Chinese kingpins that OFAC designated today run an international drug trafficking operation that manufactures and sells lethal narcotics, directly contributing to the crisis of opioid addiction, overdoses, and death in the United States.  Zheng and Yan have shipped hundreds of packages of synthetic opioids to the U.S., targeting customers through online advertising and sales, and using commercial mail carriers to smuggle their drugs into the United States,” said Sigal Mandelker, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.  “OFAC and FinCEN’s coordinated action with U.S. law enforcement leverages Treasury’s authorities to confront the deadly synthetic opioid crisis plaguing America.”

Also today, FinCEN issued an advisory to alert financial institutions to financial schemes related to the trafficking of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.  Information in the advisory will assist them in detecting and reporting related criminal activity.

“The Bank Secrecy Act data that FinCEN collects, analyzes, and disseminates provides tremendous insight into the illicit financial networks and individuals fueling America’s deadly opioid crisis,” said FinCEN Director Kenneth A. Blanco.  “We are making the financial sector aware of tactics and typologies behind illicit schemes to launder the proceeds of these fatal drug sales, including transactions using digital currency and foreign bank accounts. Financial institutions must be on alert to red flags and other indicators of the complex schemes fentanyl traffickers are employing so that financial institutions can report and share relevant information with law enforcement, and ultimately help save lives.”

OFAC Action Targets Massive Narcotics Trafficking Network

In August 2018, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio unsealed a 43-count indictment in federal court in Cleveland, Ohio, charging Fujing Zheng and his father Guanghua Zheng with operating a conspiracy that manufactured and shipped deadly fentanyl analogues, cathinones, and cannabinoids to at least 37 U.S. states and 25 countries.

Directed by Fujing Zheng, the Zheng DTO manufactures and distributes hundreds of controlled substances, including fentanyl analogues such as carfentanil, acetyl fentanyl, and furanyl fentanyl.  Zheng created and maintained numerous websites to advertise and sell illegal drugs in more than 35 languages.  The Zheng DTO touted its ability to create custom-ordered drugs and avoid detection from customs and law enforcement officials when shipping the drugs through express mail and the U.S. Postal Service.  The Zheng DTO also used its chemical expertise to create analogues of drugs with slightly different chemical structures but the same or even more potent effect.  The Zheng DTO even agreed to manufacture adulterated cancer medication, creating counterfeit pills that replaced the active cancer-fighting ingredient with dangerous synthetic drugs.  The Zheng DTO laundered its drug proceeds in part by using digital currency such as bitcoin, transmitted drug proceeds into and out of bank accounts in China and Hong Kong, and bypassed currency restrictions and reporting requirements.

In September 2017, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi indicted Xiaobing Yan on two counts of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute multiple controlled substances, including fentanyl, and seven counts of manufacturing and distributing the drugs in specific instances.  Yan and his network manufacture and distribute synthetic opioids, cathinones, and cannabinoids, selling directly to U.S. customers in multiple cities across the United States.  Yan has tried to evade prosecution by modifying the chemical structure of his synthetic analogues based on his monitoring of legislation and law enforcement activities in the United States and China.  Both Zheng and Yan are known to use digital currency (bitcoin), and OFAC is also identifying bitcoin addresses associated with these two drug traffickers to maximize disruption of their financial dealings.

OFAC closely coordinated today’s action with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi, the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Cleveland and Gulfport offices, and DEA’s Special Operations Division.

As a result of today’s action, all property and interests in property of these individuals and entities that are in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons must be blocked and reported to OFAC.  OFAC’s regulations generally prohibit all dealings by U.S. persons or within (or transiting) the United States that involve any property or interests in property of blocked or designated persons. 

Since June 2000, more than 2,200 individuals and entities have been named pursuant to the Kingpin Act for their role in international narcotics trafficking.  Penalties for violations of the Kingpin Act range from civil penalties of up to $1,503,470 per violation to more severe criminal penalties.  Criminal penalties for corporate officers may include up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $5 million.  Criminal fines for corporations may reach $10 million.  Other individuals could face up to 10 years in prison and fines pursuant to Title 18 of the United States Code for criminal violations of the Kingpin Act.
 
FinCEN Advisory Highlights Typologies of Fentanyl Traffickers

Fentanyl is sold in the United States in many forms, all of which can be deadly.  Fentanyl can be purchased alone; mixed with heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine; or pressed into pill form and falsely sold as prescription opioids, often being ingested by unsuspecting victims.  

FinCEN’s advisory highlights the primary typologies and red flags derived from sensitive financial reporting which are associated with the (i) sale of these drugs by Chinese, Mexican, and other foreign suppliers; (ii) methods used by Mexican and other transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) to launder the proceeds of fentanyl trafficking; and (iii) financial methodologies associated with the sale and procurement of fentanyl over the Internet by purchasers located in the United States.

The FinCEN advisory is being published as a part of a coordinated set of advisories issued by the U.S. Government to address the manufacturing, marketing, movement, and monetary aspects of the trafficking of illicit fentanyl and synthetic opioids.  Specifically, the 21st Century Drug Trafficking: Advisories on Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioidscontains a manufacturing advisory, focusing on the production of illicit fentanyl, which is aimed primarily at companies and businesses that manufacture precursor chemicals, synthetic pharmaceuticals and their support infrastructure.

A marketing advisory further focuses on the use of websites, including social media and darkweb platforms, to market synthetic fentanyl products for sale.  The advisory lists red flags, such as web hosting platforms known to host large volumes of this activity and street names commonly used for fentanyl, and gives instructions for reporting any suspected fentanyl marketing activity to law enforcement.

Finally, the movement advisory is directed towards supply chain companies that explains how fentanyl products enter the United States and move domestically to their end users.  The most common distribution medium is via the U.S. Postal Service. 

These advisories, combined with the FinCEN advisory, which also serves as the monetary advisory on the financial aspects of the illicit trafficking of fentanyl and synthetic opioids, provide information relevant for financial institutions to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the fentanyl crisis and take action to protect the homeland from this deadly threat.  The comprehensive 21st Century Drug Trafficking: Advisories on Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids can be viewed here.

When filing a suspicious activity report (SAR), financial institutions should provide all pertinent available information in the SAR form and narrative and reference this advisory using the following key term: “FENTANYL FIN-2019-A006”

And there was a chart of today’s design

Links:

OFAC Notice

Treasury Press Release

Kingpin Designations Chart

Yesterday, OFAC added the following people:

CASTRO CORDERO, Natanael, Dominican Republic; DOB 08 Nov 1982; POB Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; nationality Dominican Republic; Gender Male; Cedula No. 001-1481029-4 (Dominican Republic) (individual) [SDNTK]. 

 

DEL ROSARIO PUENTE, Ramon Antonio (a.k.a. “TONO LENA” (Latin: “TOÑO LEÑA”)), Dominican Republic; DOB 13 Sep 1968; POB Guaymate, Dominican Republic; nationality Dominican Republic; Gender Male; Cedula No. 026-0027057-9 (Dominican Republic) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: CESAR PERALTA DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION). 

 

FERNANDEZ CONCEPCION, Carlos Ariel, Dominican Republic; DOB 14 Jan 1973; POB Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; nationality Dominican Republic; Gender Male; Cedula No. 001-1217345-5 (Dominican Republic) (individual) [SDNTK]. 

 

FERNANDEZ FLAQUER, Kelvin Enrique (a.k.a. “COTTO”), Dominican Republic; DOB 06 Dec 1977; POB Higuey, Dominican Republic; nationality Dominican Republic; Gender Male; Cedula No. 026-0088747-1 (Dominican Republic) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: CESAR PERALTA DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION). 

 

JAQUEZ ARAUJO, Yadher Rafael (a.k.a. “JAKE MATE”; a.k.a. “JAQUE MATE”), Dominican Republic; DOB 15 Oct 1985; POB Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; nationality Dominican Republic; Gender Male; Cedula No. 001-1733889-7(Dominican Republic) (individual) [SDNTK]. 

 

PERALTA, Cesar Emilio (a.k.a. “EL ABUSADOR”), Dominican Republic; DOB 30 Jan 1975; POB Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic; nationality Dominican Republic; Gender Male; Cedula No. 001-0972783-4 (Dominican Republic) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: INKUORTYN FIVE SRL; Linked To: SUPLINKA SRL; Linked To: FLOW GALLERY LOUNGE SRL; Linked To: UNLIMITED DANCE DISCOTECA SRL). 

 

SANCHEZ NOLASCO, Boarnerges (a.k.a. “WARNEL”), Dominican Republic; DOB 02 Jul 1976; POB Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic; nationality Dominican Republic; Gender Male; Cedula No. 001-1595659-1 (Dominican Republic) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: CESAR PERALTA DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION). 

 

URENA MARTINEZ, Jhonan Alexander (Latin: UREÑA MARTINEZ, Jhonan Alexander), Dominican Republic; DOB 14 May 1987; POB Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; nationality Dominican Republic; Gender Male; Cedula No. 001-1871175-3 (Dominican Republic) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: CESAR PERALTA DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION; Linked To: BARBARO RECORDS SRL). 

 

VALDEZ GARCIA, Bernardo Antonio (a.k.a. “PAPI CRIS”), Dominican Republic; DOB 31 Jan 1975; POB San Cristobal, Dominican Republic; nationality Dominican Republic; Gender Male; Cedula No. 001-1856559-7 (Dominican Republic) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: CESAR PERALTA DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION; Linked To: SOLUGA SOLUCIONES GASTRONOMICAS SRL).

and entities:

BARBARO RECORDS SRL (a.k.a. BARBARO RECORDS), Calle 34, Local No. 10, Los Cachorros, Cristo Rey, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic; Tax ID No. 131-48344-5 (Dominican Republic) [SDNTK]. 

 

CESAR PERALTA DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATION (a.k.a. “PERALTA DTO”), Dominican Republic [SDNTK]. 

 

FLOW GALLERY LOUNGE SRL (a.k.a. FLOW GALLERY LOUNGE), Calle Juan de Morfa 87, Villa Consuelo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Tax ID No. 131-42317-5 (Dominican Republic) [SDNTK]. 

 

INKUORTYN FIVE SRL (a.k.a. LA KUORA TERRAZA; a.k.a. LA TERRAZA DE LA KUORA; a.k.a. “LA KUORA”), Calle La Guardia No. 25, Villa Consuelo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Tax ID No. 131-45973-2 (Dominican Republic) [SDNTK]. 

 

SOLUGA SOLUCIONES GASTRONOMICAS SRL (a.k.a. “AL PANINO”), Av. Abraham Lincoln, Plaza Andalucia II, Primera Planta, Local Comercial 49-A y 50-A, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic; Tax ID No. 131-63920-8 (Dominican Republic) [SDNTK]. 

 

SUPLINKA SRL (a.k.a. “VIP ROOM”), Av. Abraham Lincoln Esq. Independencia, Zona Universitaria, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Tax ID No. 131-40246-1 (Dominican Republic) [SDNTK]. 

 

UNLIMITED DANCE DISCOTECA SRL (a.k.a. “AQUA CLUB”), Av. Ortega y Gasset No. 95, Cristo Rey, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Av. Ortega y Gasset 91 Esq. Felix Evaristo Mejia, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Tax ID No. 131-28035-8 (Dominican Republic) [SDNTK].

to its counter narcotics trafficking sanctions program.

And Treasury had something to say about all this:

PRESS RELEASES

Treasury Designates Dominican Republic-Based Peralta Drug Trafficking Organization Under the Kingpin Act

Action targets network of nightclubs and front persons used for money laundering and human trafficking

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) identified Dominican national Cesar Emilio Peralta and the Peralta Drug Trafficking Organization (Peralta DTO) as significant foreign narcotics traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).  OFAC designated eight additional Dominican nationals for providing material support to, or acting for or on behalf of, Cesar Emilio Peralta and the Peralta DTO.  OFAC also designated six entities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, including a number of nightclubs owned or controlled by Cesar Emilio Peralta. 

“Cesar Emilio Peralta and his criminal organization have used violence and corruption in the Dominican Republic to traffic tons of cocaine and opioids into the United States and Europe.  Treasury is targeting these Dominican drug kingpins, their front persons, and the nightclubs they have used to launder money and traffic women,” said Sigal Mandelker, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.  “This Administration continues to systematically target strategically important drug kingpins and cartels fueling our country’s opioid epidemic.”

Cesar Emilio Peralta (Peralta) is a Dominican drug kingpin with a lengthy criminal record for his involvement in narcotics trafficking and violence.  From their base of operations in Santo Domingo, Peralta and the Peralta DTO coordinate the transshipment of ton-quantities of cocaine and significant quantities of opioids through the Dominican Republic and onward to consumer markets in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Europe.  Dominican nationals Ramon Antonio del Rosario Puente (a.k.a. “Toño Leña) and Kelvin Enrique Fernandez Flaquer (a.k.a. “Cotto”), both major Dominican drug traffickers in their own right, were also designated today for their support to Peralta and the Peralta DTO.  Del Rosario Puente was arrested in May 2018 by Colombian authorities and is currently awaiting extradition to the United States on charges of narcotics trafficking conspiracy.

Peralta and the Peralta DTO also coordinate the shipment of the bulk currency proceeds of these narcotics trafficking activities from the United States, as well as the subsequent laundering of these proceeds in the Dominican Republic.  A primary avenue for the laundering of these proceeds is a series of nightclubs in Santo Domingo, all owned or controlled by Peralta through front persons.  These nightclubs, which are among the entities designated today, include VIP Room, Flow Gallery Lounge, Aqua Club, and La Kuora.  Peralta reportedly employs women trafficked from Colombia and Venezuela at these nightclubs.  The OFAC action also targets Yader Rafael Jaquez Araujo (a music promoter who uses the name “Jake Mate”) and Carlos Ariel Fernandez Concepcion, a former Dominican military officer, who play a role in managing and promoting the nightclubs owned by Peralta.

OFAC closely coordinated with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in order to execute today’s action pursuant to the Kingpin Act.  The U.S. Department of the Treasury is committed to countering criminal networks that engage in human trafficking and is a member of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF).

As a result of today’s action, all assets in which these persons have an interest in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons are blocked and must be reported to OFAC.  OFAC’s regulations generally prohibit all dealings by U.S. persons or within (or transiting) the United States that involve any property or interests in property of blocked persons.

Since June 2000, more than 2,100 entities and individuals have been named pursuant to the Kingpin Act for their role in international narcotics trafficking.  Penalties for violations of the Kingpin Act range from civil penalties of up to $1,466,485 per violation to more severe criminal penalties.  Criminal penalties for corporate officers may include up to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $5 million.  Criminal fines for corporations may reach $10 million.  Other individuals could face up to 10 years in prison and fines pursuant to Title 18 of the United States Code for criminal violations of the Kingpin Act.

Links:

OFAC Notice

Treasury Department Press Release

Earlier today, Australian regulators added the following 2 individuals:

QDi.423 Name: 1: ALI 2: MAYCHOU 3: na 4: na
Name (original script): علي ما يشو
Title: na Designation: na DOB: 25 May 1983 POB: Taza, Morocco Good quality a.k.a.: a) Abderahmane al Maghrebi b) Abderrahmane le MarocainLow quality a.k.a.: Abou Abderahmane Sanhaji Nationality: MoroccoPassport no: Morocco number V06359364 National identification no: Morocco identity card AB704306 Address: Mali Listed on: 14 Aug. 2019Other information: Member of Al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) (QDe.014), Ansar Eddine (QDe.135), and Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159). Physical description: height: 185 cm; weight: 80 kg INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Individuals

QDi.424 Name: 1: BAH 2: AG MOUSSA 3: na 4: na
Title: na Designation: na DOB: na POB: na Good quality a.k.a.: a) Ag Mossa b) Ammi Salim Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Mali Passport no: naNational identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 14 Aug. 2019 Other information: Founding member of Ansar Eddine (QDe.135), operational leader of Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159). INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link: www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-UN-Notices-Individuals

to its Consolidated List after their addition by the United Nations ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee.

Link:

UN Notice

Updated sanction message

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has published an amendment to Annex 2 of the Ordinance of 2 October 2000 on Measures against Persons and Organizations Related to Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaïda or the Taliban (SR 946.203).

By decision of 14 August 2019, the relevant UN Sanction Committee amended the list of persons, companies and organizations sanctioned in this context. The change is directly applicable in Switzerland.

On 15 August 2019, SECO therefore adapted the Swiss sanctions database SESAM (SECO Sanctions Management), which was decisive for Switzerland, and published the adaptation on its website .

Financial Intermediaries are requested to immediately block the relevant assets and to report such business relationships to SECO in accordance with the provisions of the Regulation. Notification to SECO does not release a financial intermediary from reimbursing reports to the Money Laundering Reporting Office without delay if the requirements are fulfilled, in accordance with Art. 9 of the Money Laundering Law.

On Friday, Swiss authorities added:

SSID: 10-40870 Foreign identifier: QDi.423 Name: Ali Maychou

DOB: 25 May 1983 POB: Taza, Morocco Good quality a.k.a.: a) Abderahmane al Maghrebi b) Abderrahmane le Marocain Low quality a.k.a.: Abou Abderahmane Sanhaji Address: Mali Nationality: Morocco Identification document: a) Passport No. V06359364, Morocco (Morocco number) b) ID card No. AB704306, Morocco (Morocco identity card)

Relation: a) Member of The Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01., SSID 10-17785) b) Member of Ansar Eddine (QE.A.135.13., SSID 10-24350) c) Member of Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159, SSID 10-39764) Other information: Physical description: height: 185 cm; weight: 80 kg INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link available. Modifications: Listed on 14 Aug 2019

SSID: 10-40887 Foreign identifier: QDi.424 Name: Bah Ag Moussa

Good quality a.k.a.: a) Ag Mossa b) Ammi Salim Nationality: Mali

Relation: a) Founding member of Ansar Eddine (QE.A.135.13., SSID 10-24350) b) Operational leader of Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159, SSID 10- 39764) Other information: INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link available. Modifications: Listed on 14 Aug 2019

and amended:

SSID: 10-17293 Foreign identifier: QE.A.2.01. Name: Al-Itihaad Al-Islamiya / AIAI Relation: a) Leadership included Hassan Dahir Aweys (QI.D.42.01., SSID 10-14871) b) Received funds through the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (Somalia) (QE.A.72.02., SSID 10-17262) Other information: Reported to have operated in Somalia and Ethiopia and to have merged with Harakat Al-Shabaab Al-Mujaahidiin (Al-Shabaab), which was accepted as an affiliate of Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) by Aiman Muhammed Rabi al-Zawahiri (QI.A.6.01) in Feb 2012, and is also subject to the sanctions measures set out in Security Council resolution 1844 (2008) concerning Somalia and Eritrea (see http://www.un.org/sc/committees/751/index.shtmlhttps://www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/751). Leadership included Hassan Abdullah Hersi Al-Turki and Hassan Dahir Aweys (QI.D.42.01.).). AIAI has received funds through the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (Somalia) (QE.A.72.02). Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 21 Jun 20102010. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link available. Modifications: Amended on 19 Apr 2013, 8 Feb 2019, 14 Aug 2019

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Yesterday, under the authority of the United Nations and European Union Financial Sanctions (Linking) Regulations 2017, UK regulators added the following persons:

1. MAYCHOU,Ali

DOB: 25/05/1983. POB: Taza, Morocco a.k.a: (1) AL MAGHREBI, Abderahmane (2) LE MAROCAIN, Abderrahmane (3) SANHAJI, Abou, Abderahmane Nationality: Moroccan Passport Details: Morocco passport number: V06359364 National Identification no: Morocco identity card AB704306 Address: Mali. Other Information: Un Ref QDi.423. Member of Al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) (QDe.014), Ansar Eddine (QDe.135), and Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159). Physical description: height: 185 cm; weight: 80 kg. Listed on: 15/08/2019 Last Updated: 15/08/2019 Group ID: 13789.

2. AGMOUSSA,Bah

a.k.a: (1) AG MOSSA (2) SALIM, Ammi Nationality: Mali Other Information: UN Ref QDi.424. Founding member of Ansar Eddine (QDe.135), operational leader of Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159). Listed on: 15/08/2019 Last Updated: 15/08/2019 Group ID: 13790.

to their ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida counter terrorism sanctions program.

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