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TMCNet:  Additional Designations, Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act

[February 28, 2013]

Additional Designations, Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act

Feb 28, 2013 (FIND, Inc. via COMTEX) -- SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury 's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") is publishing the name of one individual whose property and interests in property have been blocked pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act ("Kingpin Act") (21 U.S.C. 1901-1908, 8 U.S.C. 1182).

DATES: The designation by the Director of OFAC of the individual identified in this notice pursuant to section 805(b) of the Kingpin Act is effective on February 20, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director, Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220, Tel: (202) 622-2490.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [Page Number 13761] Electronic and Facsimile Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available on OFAC's Web site at http://www.treasury.gov/ofac or via facsimile through a 24- hour fax-on-demand service at (202) 622-0077.

Background The Kingpin Act became law on December 3, 1999. The Kingpin Act establishes a program targeting the activities of significant foreign narcotics traffickers and their organizations on a worldwide basis. It provides a statutory framework for the imposition of 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 the benefits of trade and transactions involving U.S. companies and individuals.

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, in consultation 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 may designate and block the property and interests in property, subject to U.S. jurisdiction, of persons who are 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; or (3) playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking.

On February 20, 2013, the Director of OFAC designated the following individual whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to section 805(b) of the Kingpin Act.

Individual 1. LINARES CASTILLO, Jose Evaristo (a.k.a. "DON EVARISTO"); DOB 27 Jul 1965; POB Restrepo, Meta, Colombia; Cedula No. 3273595 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK].

Dated: February 20, 2013.

Adam J. Szubin, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

[FR Doc. 2013-04687 Filed 2-27-13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810-AL-P Vol. 78, No. 040 Notices

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