On August 7th, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control announced the designation of John Zabaneh and two members of his drug trafficking organization, who are based in Belize and are key associates of Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman Loera, and other members of the Sinaloa Cartel. The action also includes the designation of five companies in Belize that are owned or controlled by John Zabaneh or members of his organization. The action, taken in accordance with the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, prohibits U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with these individuals and companies, and also freezes any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction. Treasury Department Narcotics Designation. On August 10th, the Treasury Department designated the terrorist group Hizballah for providing support to the Government of Syria. Treasury Department Hizballah Designatio