By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

OFAC adds Mexican national to Kingpin Act sanctions list

OFAC has designated Juan Manuel Abouzaid El Bayeh, a citizen of Mexico, as a specially designated narcotics trafficker, pursuant to the US Kingpin Act. Mr Abouzaid El Bayeh is said to play a high-level role in facilitating drug shipments and money laundering for Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG). In 2018, the DOJ unsealed an indictment charging him with conspiracy …

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Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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