OFAC has designated Tanzanian national Ali Hassan and the Hassan Drug Trafficking Organization as Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficking Kingpins. Mr Hassan is said to have used his organisation to smuggle multi-ton shipments of heroin and cocaine to Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America and bribed African government officials in order to avoid arrest and prosecution. The US Treasury’s press release is here.
In addition, OFAC has designated Chemplex Corporation, linked to designated Industrial Development Corporation of Zimbabwe, and Zimbabwe Fertiliser Company under its Zimbabwe sanctions, and de-listed Atbara Cement Company from its Sudan sanctions.
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