On 12 November 2015, OFAC blocked Altaf Khanani Money Laundering Organisation as a transnational criminal organisation. OFAC alleges that the Khanani organisation, which operates in Australia, Canada, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States, launders billions of dollars for organised criminal groups, drug trafficking organisations and terrorist groups. According to OFAC, the organisation serves Chinese, Colombian and Mexican criminal groups, as well as Hizballah. The US Drug Enforcement Agency had arrested Altaf Khanani, the head of the organisation, on 11 September 2015. The Al Zarooni Exchange, an UAE-based entity controlled by the Khanani organisation, was also designated.