Thursday’s sanctions targeted Olidem Romel Solarte Cerón, the finance chief of Front 48, which operates on Colombia’s border with Peru and Ecuador; leaders of the Jefferson Ostaiza Amay drug-trafficking organization; and FARC arms trafficker Gilma Montenegros Vallejos. A real estate firm in the Ecuadorean capital and two agricultural firms in San José, Costa Rica, operated by the drug traffickers, were also designated. The United States formally designated a financial network of the FARC Colombian guerrilla group’s Front 48 as a drug-trafficking organization, a move that bars any economic activity with the network and permits the seizure of its assets, the Treasury Department announced. This is Treasury’s fourteenth action against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a Marxist guerrilla group that was designated as a drug-trafficking organization by the United States in 2003, according to a statement. By Dialogo June 21, 2010 “Today’s designation builds on Treasury’s longstanding campaign against the FARC by exposing their key support networks in Ecuador and Costa Rica,” said the director of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, Adam Szubin. Since June 2000, Treasury has designated more than 750 businesses and individuals as associates of 87 drug kingpins around the world, the statement recalled.
TWO mouth-watering clashes are on this evening in the Turbo Knockout Football Tournament at the Ministry of Education ground Carifesta Avenue.The tournament favourites ,Police, are the first team in action on the night as they play Kuru Kuru from 18:30.Led by the inform, Dwayne Jacobs, the Police line-up has always been a formidable one to play against and Kuru Kuru will have their work cut out.The out-of town side will have to bring their best if they are to ensure a progression to the next round of the tournament but the pundits have placed the odds firmly in favour of the Georgetown Side.In the second game of the evening, the Pele side will have to do battle with Grove Hi-Tech from 21:00hrs.Pele has been one of the inform teams in the tournament thus far,and it will make for an interesting matchup when they take on the surprise packages in Grove Hi-Tech.The Grove side has been known to be giant players in their own regards and Pele could be the next target to be felled, especially since there is a semi-final spot at stake