London, UK (PRWEB) February 18, 2008
On the 12th of February the US Treasury of Foreign Assets Control designated fifteen individuals and entities pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. World-Check is proud to announce that its team of researchers had already identified and profiled 9 of the 15 new OFAC designates, including alleged Colombian drug trafficker Carlos Mario Jimenez Naranjo as far back as 2004. The nine designates include Naranjo's associates and related business entities that represent his financial network. World-Check profiled his brother Roberto Jimenez Naranjo in December 2006 and the following associates and entities were profiled in October 2007 namely; Rosa Edelmira Luna Cordoba, Marco Julio Londono Vasquez, Inversiones El Momento S A, Sociedad Minera Grifos S A, Casa Del Ganadero S A,Ganaderia Luna Hermanos LTDA, and Administradora Ganadera El 45 LTDA.
"World-Check has once again kept clients ahead of financial, regulatory and reputation risk by identifying not only this heightened risk individual years before he was officially sanctioned, but also by revealing his relationship networks and business entities, where the real risk often lies" said David Leppan, CEO and founder of World-Check. "The reliability of our intelligence database to identify the risks that these individuals pose, ahead of official authorities, is proven time and again".
Sometimes referred to as Macaco, Julio Pailitas, Yunta, El Montañero and Montañez, Carlos Mario Jimenez Naranjo was first profiled by World-Check in 2004 and is a high-ranking leader of the United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia and reported founder of the Aguilas Negras criminal organization. He is allegedly the leader of a narcotics organisation operating from Colombia to Europe and the US, through Panama, Honduras and Nicaragua and is responsible for narcotics operations in Eje Cafetero, Magdalena Medio, Santander, Caquetá and Nariño, Colombia for FARC. He is reportedly involved in the transaction of narcotics for firearms and has been indicted on federal drug trafficking and money laundering charges in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in 2005, and in the Southern District of Florida in 2007. He is currently in Colombian custody awaiting extradition to the United States.
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