U.S. blacklists Colombian drug trafficker
Washington, DC, United States (4E) – The United States’ Department of the Treasury Wednesday imposed sanctions on Colombian criminal organization Los Rastrojos for its violent activities across Venezuela and Ecuador and blacklisted drug trafficker Diego Perez Henao.
The Department banned all American-businessmen from having any transactions with the group or the individual besides freezing their assets that are under U.S. control.
“By targeting this violent criminal organization currently operating in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela, we are taking steps to expose their activities and undermine their operations,” said Adam Szubin, Director of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in a statement.
“OFAC will use these sanctions against key leaders and facilitators of this criminal organization so long as they continue their criminal behavior,” he added.