The United States is sanctioning three persons it says are high ranking members of outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
The Treasury Department designated the three men as narcotics traffickers, making it illegal for US businesses and citizens to do business with them.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the United States Department of the Treasury on Wednesday declared Zeyneddin Geleri, Cerkez Akbulut and Omer Boztepe residing in Moldova as Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker (SDNT) and individuals with connections to the terrorist organization PKK.
OFAC Director Adam J. Szubin said that their decision draws attention to international drug trafficking and the financing of terrorism through the sale of illicit drugs.
Our decision is a warning to all those who threaten the national security of the United States and its allies, Szubin stressed.
After OFAC's decision on Wednesday, the aforementioned names with links to the terrorist organization PKK may face a penalty of 1.075 million USD and up to 30 years in prison.
AgenciesGüncelleme Tarihi: 02 Şubat 2012, 09:40