Action Targets Facilitator of Narcotics Trafficking and His Companies
Washington, D.C., December 16, 2015 – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Mexican national Naim Libien Tella and four Mexican entities as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act). Naim Libien Tella provides support to the narcotics trafficking activities of the Los Cuinis Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) and its leader, Abigael Gonzalez Valencia, both of which were designated earlier this year. The entities designated today, including the Mexico City-based newspaper Unomasuno, also provide support to the narcotics trafficking activities of the Los Cuinis DTO or are owned or controlled by Gonzalez Valencia and/or Libien Tella. As a result of today’s action, any assets these designees may have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.