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Topic - Adam Szubin
The Treasury Department has targeted under the "Kingpin Act" 18 persons and five companies tied to a Mexican drug trafficker convicted in the brutal 1985 kidnapping and murder of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent — prohibiting U.S. residents from conducting financial or commercial transactions with them and freezing any assets they have under U.S. jurisdiction.
Six members of the notorious El Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, which has which has sought to expand its influence throughout the United States, including the D.C. metropolitan area, were designated Wednesday by the Treasury Department as international criminals as the government seeks to cripple the gang's growing and dangerous operations.
Syrian refugees fleeing to neighboring Lebanon on Monday said they feared they would be slaughtered in their own homes as government forces hunted down opponents in a brutal offensive against the opposition stronghold of Homs.
Syrian refugees fleeing to neighboring Lebanon on Monday said they feared they would be slaughtered in their homes as government forces hunted down opponents in a brutal offensive against the opposition stronghold of Homs.
Mozambicans look on Mohamed Bachir Suleman's glitzy shopping mall towering over the capital's harbor as a symbol of a modern future for their impoverished country.
Adam Szubin, director of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, said Caro Quintero has used a network of family members and others to invest his fortune into legitimate companies and real estate projects in Guadalajara.
He said any institutions supporting President Bashar Assad government's "abhorrent behavior will be targeted and cut off from the international financial system."