The U.S. government on Tuesday added over 30 Colombian drug traffickers, paramiliatries, and two ex-governors to the “Clinton list,” a record of people forbidden from doing business in the U.S. or with American citizens.
Amongst the additions to the list are two former governors of the Colombian department of Guaviare. The U.S. alleges that Nebio Echeverry and Oscar Lopez Cadavid acted as front men for various businesses that laundered the drug money of paramilitary leader Pedro Olivero Guerrero, alias “Cuchillo.”
Other names on the list include those of businessmen and drug traffickers associated with paramilitary leaders Daniel “El Loco” Barrera and “Cuchillo.”
The U.S. Treasury department reported that the two are working on the Colombian-Venezuelan border, and are allied with the FARC in order to sell drugs.
Cuchillo’s paramilitary drug trafficking group, The Colombian Popular Anti-Terrorist Army (ERPAC), was also added to the list. ERPAC is the first Colombian paramilitary group to be included in the document.
“Clinton’s List” was a list created by an executive order by former U.S. President Bill Clinton in 1995, to take measures against foreigners who traffic in drugs and launder money. Those on the list are deemed threats to the security and economy of the U.S.
The U.S. Treasury Department is authorized to ban all financial transactions, and seize all assets under American jurisdiction, of people named on the list.