Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, 74216 [2015-30116]

Download as PDF 74216 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 228 / Friday, November 27, 2015 / Notices Abou; Linked To: ABOU–MERHI LINES SAL). Dated: November 12, 2015. Gregory T. Gatjanis, Associate Director, Office of Global Targeting, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. 2015–30117 Filed 11–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AL–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of two individuals whose property and interests in property have been unblocked pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) (21 U.S.C. Sections 1901– 1908, 8 U.S.C. Section 1182). DATES: The unblocking and removal from the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List) of the individuals identified in this notice whose property and interests in property were blocked pursuant to the Kingpin Act, is effective on November 19, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director, Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Washington, DC 20220, Tel: (202) 622–2420. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Electronic and Facsimile Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC’s Web site at www.treasury.gov/ofac or via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-on demand service at (202) 622–0077. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background On December 3, 1999, the Kingpin Act was signed into law by the President of the United States. The Kingpin Act provides a statutory framework for the President to impose sanctions against significant foreign narcotics traffickers and their organizations on a worldwide basis, with the objective of denying their businesses and agents access to the U.S. financial system and to the benefits of VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Nov 25, 2015 Jkt 238001 trade and transactions involving U.S. persons and entities. The Kingpin Act blocks all property and interests in property, subject to U.S. jurisdiction, owned or controlled by significant foreign narcotics traffickers as identified by the President. In addition, the Secretary of the Treasury consults with the Attorney General, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of Homeland Security when designating and blocking the property or interests in property, subject to U.S. jurisdiction, of persons or entities found to be: (1) Materially assisting in, or providing financial or technological support for or to, or providing goods or services in support of, the international narcotics trafficking activities of a person designated pursuant to the Kingpin Act; (2) owned, controlled, or directed by, or acting for or on behalf of, a person designated pursuant to the Kingpin Act; and/or (3) playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking. On November 19, 2015, the Associate Director of the Office of Global Targeting removed from the SDN List the individuals listed below, whose property and interests in property were blocked pursuant to the Kingpin Act: Individuals 1. HANDAL LARACH, Jose Miguel, San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras; DOB 18 Jan 1941; citizen Honduras; National ID No. 0401–1941–00086 (Honduras) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: AUTO PARTES HANDAL S. DE R.L. DE C.V.; Linked To: SUPERTIENDAS HANDAL S. DE R.L.; Linked To: RANCHO LA HERRADURA). 2. URREGO ESCUDERO, Carlos Agustin (a.k.a. BENALCAZAR FURMAN, Moshe), Colombia; DOB 19 Feb 1976; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 79928745 (Colombia); Passport AF392658 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK]. Dated: November 19, 2015. Gregory T. Gatjanis, Associate Director, Office of Global Targeting, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. 2015–30116 Filed 11–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AL–P PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Removal of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of 19 individuals whose names have been removed from the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List) pursuant to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 CFR part 515. DATES: The removal from the SDN List of the individuals identified in this notice is effective November 19, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director, Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Washington, DC 20220, Tel: (202) 622–2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Electronic and Facsimile Availability The SDN List and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC’s Web site (www.treas.gov/ofac). Certain general information pertaining to OFAC’s sanctions programs is available via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-ondemand service, tel.: 202/622–0077. Background On November 19, 2015, the Associate Director of OFAC removed from the SDN List the individuals listed below, whose names were included on the SDN List pursuant to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations: Individuals 1. AGUIAR, Raul [CUBA]. 2. CHAO, Lazaro R. [CUBA]. 3. IMPERATORI, Julio A. [CUBA]. 4. LEBREDO, Jose A. [CUBA]. 5. LOPEZ, Miguel A. [CUBA]. 6. RODRIQUEZ, Jose Julio [CUBA]. 7. TOLEDO, R.F. [CUBA]. 8. TORRES, Manuel [CUBA]. 9. VAZ, Jose [CUBA]. 10. ALVAREZ AGUIRRE, Manuel [CUBA]. 11. COLON BETANCOURT, Eduardo [CUBA]. 12. LOBATO, Julio (a.k.a. PRADO, Julio) [CUBA]. 13. PENA TORRES, Jose [CUBA]. 14. REYES VERGARA, Guillermo [CUBA]. 15. ROCHA, Antonio [CUBA]. 16. RODRIQUEZ BORGES, Jesus (a.k.a. RODRIQUEZ BORJES, Jesus) [CUBA]. E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 228 (Friday, November 27, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Foreign Assets Control


Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons 
Pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act

AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets 
Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of two individuals whose 
property and interests in property have been unblocked pursuant to the 
Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) (21 U.S.C. 
Sections 1901-1908, 8 U.S.C. Section 1182).

DATES: The unblocking and removal from the list of Specially Designated 
Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List) of the individuals identified 
in this notice whose property and interests in property were blocked 
pursuant to the Kingpin Act, is effective on November 19, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Assistant Director, Sanctions 
Compliance & Evaluation, Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign 
Assets Control, Washington, DC 20220, Tel: (202) 622-2420.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Electronic and Facsimile Availability

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

Background

    On December 3, 1999, the Kingpin Act was signed into law by the 
President of the United States. The Kingpin Act provides a statutory 
framework for the President to impose sanctions against significant 
foreign narcotics traffickers and their organizations on a worldwide 
basis, with the objective of denying their businesses and agents access 
to the U.S. financial system and to the benefits of trade and 
transactions involving U.S. persons and entities.
    The Kingpin Act blocks all property and interests in property, 
subject to U.S. jurisdiction, owned or controlled by significant 
foreign narcotics traffickers as identified by the President. In 
addition, the Secretary of the Treasury consults with the Attorney 
General, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Director 
of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Administrator of the Drug 
Enforcement Administration, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of 
State, and the Secretary of Homeland Security when designating and 
blocking the property or interests in property, subject to U.S. 
jurisdiction, of persons or entities found to be: (1) Materially 
assisting in, or providing financial or technological support for or 
to, or providing goods or services in support of, the international 
narcotics trafficking activities of a person designated pursuant to the 
Kingpin Act; (2) owned, controlled, or directed by, or acting for or on 
behalf of, a person designated pursuant to the Kingpin Act; and/or (3) 
playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking.
    On November 19, 2015, the Associate Director of the Office of 
Global Targeting removed from the SDN List the individuals listed 
below, whose property and interests in property were blocked pursuant 
to the Kingpin Act:

Individuals

1. HANDAL LARACH, Jose Miguel, San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras; DOB 
18 Jan 1941; citizen Honduras; National ID No. 0401-1941-00086 
(Honduras) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: AUTO PARTES HANDAL S. DE 
R.L. DE C.V.; Linked To: SUPERTIENDAS HANDAL S. DE R.L.; Linked To: 
RANCHO LA HERRADURA).
2. URREGO ESCUDERO, Carlos Agustin (a.k.a. BENALCAZAR FURMAN, 
Moshe), Colombia; DOB 19 Feb 1976; citizen Colombia; Cedula No. 
79928745 (Colombia); Passport AF392658 (Colombia) (individual) 
[SDNTK].

    Dated: November 19, 2015.
Gregory T. Gatjanis,
Associate Director, Office of Global Targeting, Office of Foreign 
Assets Control.
[FR Doc. 2015-30116 Filed 11-25-15; 8:45 am]
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