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Financial Sanctions: Venezuela

Friday, 27 September 2019

This news release is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against Venezuela.

Annex IV to Council Regulation (EU) No 2017/2063 has been amended with effect from 27 September 2019, following the publication of Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2019/1586.

The Council has added 7 members of the Venezuelan security and intelligence forces to the list of entries subject to an asset freeze.

Additions

Individuals

HURTADO, Nestor Blanco

DOB: 26/09/1982.

National Identification no: V-15222057

Position: Major in the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB)

Other Information: Has operated alongside officials in the Directorate-General of Military Counter-Intelligence (Direccion General de Contrainteligencia Militar (DGCIM)) since at least December 2017

Listed on: 27/09/2019 Last Updated: 27/09/2019 Group ID: 13791.

MARRERO, Rafael Ramon Blanco

DOB: 28/02/1968.

National Identification no: V-6250588

Position: Deputy Director of the Directorate-General of Military Counter-Intelligence (Direccion General de Contrainteligencia Militar (DGCIM)) and Division General of the Venezuelan Bolivarian National Army

Listed on: 27/09/2019 Last Updated: 27/09/2019 Group ID: 13792

CALDERON, Carlos

Position: Senior office holder (referred to as Commissioner, Director and Director General) in the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN).

Listed on: 27/09/2019 Last Updated: 27/09/2019 Group ID: 13793

MARRERO, Alexis Enrique Escalona

DOB: 12/10/1962.

Position: Chief in Charge of the National Office Against Organized Crime and Terrorist Financing (ONDOFT)

Other Information: National Commander of the National Anti-Extortion and Kidnapping Command (Comando Nacional Antiextorsion y Secuestro (CONAS) between 2014 and 2017.

Listed on: 27/09/2019 Last Updated: 27/09/2019 Group ID: 13794.

QUINTERO, Rafael Antonio Franco

DOB: 14/10/1973.

National Identification no: V-11311672

Position: Agent in the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN)

Other Information: Head of Investigations at the Directorate-General of Military Counter-Intelligence (Direccion General de Contrainteligencia Militar (DGCIM)) between at least 2017 and December 2018

Listed on: 27/09/2019 Last Updated: 27/09/2019 Group ID: 13795

ARTEAGA, Alexander Enrique Granko

DOB: 25/03/1981.

National Identification no: V-14970215

Position: Head (Director) of the Special Affairs Division (DAE) of the Directorate-General of Military Counter-Intelligence (Direccion General de Contrainteligencia Militar (DGCIM))

Listed on: 27/09/2019 Last Updated: 27/09/2019 Group ID: 13796

MIJARES, Hannover Esteban Guerrero

DOB: 14/01/1971.

Other Information: Head of Investigations at the Directorate- General of Military Counter-Intelligence (Direccion General de Contrainteligencia Militar (DGCIM)) from at least April 2019 to August 2019. As Head of Investigations he supervised the DGCIM facility in Boleita.

Listed on: 27/09/2019 Last Updated: 27/09/2019 Group ID: 13797.

Financial institutions and other persons are requested to check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise hold funds or economic resources for, or provide financial services to, the designated individuals. If so, they must freeze such accounts or other funds and, unless licensed by the Treasury, refrain from dealing with said funds or economic resources, and suspend the provision of any financial services. They must also report their findings to the FIU. Failure to comply with financial sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.

Further details of the sanctions regime related to Venezuela and links to the UK’s Consolidated List of individuals and entities subject to these and other financial sanctions may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website

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