The United States removed five Colombians from a blacklist of drug traffickers banned from doing business with American companies and individuals.
The deletions include Alfonso Bueno Guerrero, who was added to the list in 2006, because he was suspected of doing business with the leader of the Norte del Valle drug cartel, alias “Beto Renteria.”
In 2008 Gloria Ines Gaviria de Indaburu, Pedro Enrique Indaburu Luengas, and Henry Oliveros Guzman were blacklisted for allegedly forming part of the financial structure of a Medellin cartel led by Fabio Enrique Ochoa Vasco. They have now been removed.
Alberto Rojas Vargas was put on the list in 2004, along with fifteen others, for having ties with the Cali cartel, but has now been removed.
Colombia’s National Commerce Federation (Fenalco) expressed concern last month that 70 of the 258 companies added during 2010 to the U.S. of drug traffickers and money launderers are Colombian.
Individuals designated as narco-traffickers on the “Clinton List” are banned from doing business with U.S. companies or citizens, and any of their assets within U.S. jurisdiction are frozen.
Amongst those on the list are Freddy Rendon (“El Aleman”), Jhon Freddy Manco (“El Indio”), Camilo Torres (“Fritanga”) and Juan Felipe Sierra, who have been found to be integral parts of the narco-trafficking organization of “Don Mario.”