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SUMMARY: The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) is publishing the names of three individuals whose property and interests in property have been unblocked pursuant to Executive Order 12978 of October 21, 1995, Blocking Assets and Prohibiting Transactions With Significant Narcotics Traffickers. DATES: The unblocking and removal from OFAC’s ‘‘Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons’’ list (‘‘SDN list’’) of three individuals identified in this notice whose property and interests in property were blocked pursuant to Executive Order 12978 of October 21, 1995, is effective on December 22, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director, Compliance Outreach & Implementation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220, tel.: 202/622–2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic and Facsimile Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC’s Web site (http://www.treas.gov/ofac) or via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-on demand service, tel.: (202) 622–0077. Background On October 21, 1995, the President, invoking the authority, inter alia, of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 1995) (the ‘‘Order’’). In the Order, the President declared a national emergency to deal with the threat posed by significant foreign narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia and the harm that they cause in the United States and abroad. Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all property and interests in property that are in the United States, or that hereafter come within the United States or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of United States persons, of: (1) The persons listed in an Annex to the Order; (2) any foreign person determined by the Secretary of Treasury, in consultation with the Attorney General and Secretary of State: (a) To play a significant role in international narcotics trafficking centered in Colombia; or (b) to materially assist in, or provide financial or technological support for or goods or services in support of, the narcotics trafficking activities of persons designated in or pursuant to the Order; PO 00000 Frm 00190 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and (3) persons determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of State, to be owned or controlled by, or to act for or on behalf of, persons designated pursuant to the Order. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Foreign Assets Control


Unblocking of Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers Pursuant 
to Executive Order 12978

AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control 
(``OFAC'') is publishing the names of three individuals whose property 
and interests in property have been unblocked pursuant to Executive 
Order 12978 of October 21, 1995, Blocking Assets and Prohibiting 
Transactions With Significant Narcotics Traffickers.

DATES: The unblocking and removal from OFAC's ``Specially Designated 
Nationals and Blocked Persons'' list (``SDN list'') of three 
individuals identified in this notice whose property and interests in 
property were blocked pursuant to Executive Order 12978 of October 21, 
1995, is effective on December 22, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director, Compliance 
Outreach & Implementation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department 
of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220, tel.: 202/622-2490.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Electronic and Facsimile Availability

    This document and additional information concerning OFAC are 
available from OFAC's Web site (http://www.treas.gov/ofac) or via 
facsimile through a 24-hour fax-on demand service, tel.: (202) 622-
0077.

Background

    On October 21, 1995, the President, invoking the authority, inter 
alia, of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 
1701-1706), issued Executive Order 12978 (60 FR 54579, October 24, 
1995) (the ``Order''). In the Order, the President declared a national 
emergency to deal with the threat posed by significant foreign 
narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia and the harm that they cause 
in the United States and abroad.
    Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all 
property and interests in property that are in the United States, or 
that hereafter come within the United States or that are or hereafter 
come within the possession or control of United States persons, of: (1) 
The persons listed in an Annex to the Order; (2) any foreign person 
determined by the Secretary of Treasury, in consultation with the 
Attorney General and Secretary of State: (a) To play a significant role 
in international narcotics trafficking centered in Colombia; or (b) to 
materially assist in, or provide financial or technological support for 
or goods or services in support of, the narcotics trafficking 
activities of persons designated in or pursuant to the Order; and (3) 
persons determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation 
with the Attorney General and the Secretary of State, to be owned or 
controlled by, or to act for or on behalf of, persons designated 
pursuant to the Order.
    On December 22, 2008, the Director of OFAC removed from the SDN 
list three individuals listed below, whose property and interests in 
property were blocked pursuant to the Order:
    1. CHANG BARRERO, Pedro Antonio, c/o DISTRIBUIDORA MIGIL LTDA., 
Cali, Colombia; c/o RADIO UNIDAS FM S.A., Cali, Colombia; DOB 1 May 
1946; Cedula No. 14960909 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].
    2. BUITRAGO, Sulay (a.k.a. HERRERA BUITRAGO, Sulay), c/o 
AGROPECUARIA Y REFORESTADORA HERREBE LTDA., Cali, Colombia; c/o 
CONSTRUEXITO S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o INDUSTRIA AVICOLA PALMASECA 
S.A., Cali, Colombia; c/o INVERSIONES HERREBE LTDA., Cali, Colombia; 
DOB 27 Nov 1967; Cedula No. 31176167 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].
    3. GARCIA VASQUEZ, Isabel Fernanda, c/o ALERO S.A., Cali, Colombia; 
Cedula No. 31983848 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNT].

    Dated: December 23, 2008.
Adam J. Szubin,
Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
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