On January 23rd, the Treasury Department designated three transnational criminal organizations, the Camorra, the Yakuza, and the Brothers' Circle. The designations include four members of the Camorra, one of Europe's largest criminal organizations; the Inagawa-kai, the third-largest clan within the Japanese Yakuza criminal network; and an individual providing support to a key member of the Brothers' Circle, a large multi-ethnic Eurasian criminal network. These designations were imposed under Treasury's authority targeting transnational organized crime. Treasury Department Organized Crime Press Release. On January 24th, the Treasury Department designated two officials from North Korea-based Tanchon Commercial Bank, as well as one entity, Leader (Hong Kong) International Trading Limited, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their supporters. Treasury Department Proliferators Press Release. Separately, the Treasury Department designated Eric Badege and Jean-Marie Runiga Rugerero, two senior leaders of the Mouvement du 23 Mars militant group, located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Treasury Department M23 Press Release.
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