Last week the Federal government announced sanctions against a Chinese national they say has been supplying dealers in the United States with significant amounts of illicit fentanyl.
Last Tuesday the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) levied the sanctions against the individual, who is allegedly a chemist and a chemical supplier. They say he has shipped fentanyl into the United States via freight-forwarding services and through several other individuals in an effort at obscuring the drugs’ source. Upon reaching distributors in the United States, OFAC says that just a kilogram of the illicit fentanyl can produce around one million pills that are then distributed illegally on the street.
The individual is also allegedly the director of a front company based in Hong Kong that OFAC says he uses to hide his personal financial transactions.
With an OFAC designation in place, business interactions with the designee are legally forbidden for Americans, and he is not legally permitted to assert his ownership rights in property based in the United States. Further, OFAC warns that those individuals from any country who transact business with him while under sanction risk becoming designated themselves.
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