The Treasury imposed the penalties — which freeze all assets in U.S.
jurisdiction and bar Americans from dealing with those funds — on FARC
operatives who serve on the group’s “international commission” under
the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act.
service to the FARC as international representatives and negotiators,
these persons provide material support to a narco-terrorist
organization,” said Adam Szubin, head of Treasury’s Office of Foreign
Assets Control. “These individuals work abroad to obtain recruits,
support and protection for the FARC’s acts of terrorism.”
members represent the FARC in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay,
Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Panama, Mexico and Canada and some
have been accused of planning or facilitating attempted terrorist
attacks on Colombian political figures.
Those named are Jairo
Alfonso Lesmes Bulla, Efrain Pablo Trejo Freire, Orlay Jurado Palomino,
Ovidio Salinas Perez, Jorge Davalos Torres, Francisco Antonio Cadena
Collazos, Nubia Calderon de Trujillo and Liliana Lopez Palacios.