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| 10/22/2010 12:00:00 AM

OFAC Sanctions Colombian Public Official For Ties To Drug Trafficker

October 22--The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets control designated Guillermo Leon Valencia Cossio, the former regional director of the Colombian Prosectutor’s Office in Medellin, as a narcotics trafficker for his ties to druglord Daniel Rendon Herrera.

OFAC sanctions freeze all assets under U.S. jurisdiction. Herrera was designated in May 2009, and he faces federal narcotics importation and narco-terrorism conspiracy charges in the U.S. for allegedly having drug transportation networks throughout Colombia that facilitate the shipment of cocaine to the U.S. and Europe, the department said in a statement. Cossio, however, was arrested in August 2008 by Colombian authorities and is on trial for corruption and conspiracy to provide material support to drug traffickers, including Herrera.
 
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