To the Chief Executive Officers of All Financial Institutions
and All Overseas Branches of U.S. Financial Institutions:
Following is a bulletin that the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury sent on January 15 by Fedwire to on-line depository institutions, regarding the addition of 57 individuals and 21 businesses to the list of Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers:
"For Immediate Attention -- a bulletin from the Office of Foreign Assets Control"
OFAC has designated 57 additional individuals and 21 businesses as specially designated narcotics traffickers [SDNT's]. It is extremely urgent that all property in which these Colombian businesses and individuals have an interest be blocked immediately. In addition, one SDNT and three SDN's of Iraq have been removed from OFAC's master list of specially designated nationals and blocked persons. Information on other SDNT's has also been updated. Updated information is available on usual electronic bulletin boards, and on OFAC's fax on demand service at 202/622-0077. For more information, please contact OFAC compliance at 1-800-540-OFAC .
The revised list of Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers is available as a (pdf) file from the Office of Foreign Assets Control, reflecting these changes; it supersedes the list sent to you in our Circular No. 10843, dated March 15, 1996.