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Removal of the Burundi Sanctions Regulations; Counter Narcotics Designations


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The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing a final rule to remove the Burundi Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 554, from the Code of Federal Regulations.  OFAC is taking this action because the national emergency on which part 554 was based was terminated by the President on November 18, 2021. The rule is currently available for public inspection with the Federal Register and will take effect upon publication in the Federal Register on February 11, 2022.

In addition, the following names have been added to OFAC’s list of Specially Designated Nationals.


The following individuals have been added to OFAC’s SDN List: 

SANCHEZ FARFAN, Wilder Emilio (a.k.a. “GATO”), Estancias Del Rio No. 16, MZ Sur, Tarqui, Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador; DOB 27 Sep 1980; POB Chacras, Arenillas, El Oro, Ecuador; nationality Ecuador; citizen Ecuador; Gender Male; Cedula No. 2100326350 (Ecuador) (individual) [ILLICIT-DRUGS-EO].

VALDEZ RUIZ, Miguel Angel (a.k.a. VALDEZ CAJAMARCA, Miguel Eduardo), Priv. Bosques de los Olivos 349, Lomas de San Isidro, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico; DOB 19 Oct 1988; POB Sinaloa, Mexico; nationality Mexico; Gender Male; C.U.R.P. VARM881019HSLLZG05 (Mexico) (individual) [ILLICIT-DRUGS-EO].

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Abbreviation: OFAC
Jurisdiction: United States

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