On 16 September 2014, OFAC designated eight Colombian nationals pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (“Kingpin Act”). OFAC described all eight individuals, three of whom are currently serving prison sentences in Colombia, as underbosses for the criminal group La Oficina de Envigado (“La Oficina”), based in Medellin, Colombia.  La Oficina was itself designated as a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker pursuant to the Kingpin Act on 26 June 2014, and OFAC asserts the organisation is involved in drug trafficking and violent enforcement services, such as drug debt collection, extortion and murder-for-hire.

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