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U.S. Treasury Designates Colombian Narcotics Trafficker

February 20, 2013

The U.S. Treasury Department said it designated Colombian national Jose Evaristo Linares Castillo as a narcotics trafficker under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act.

Linares Castillo leads a Colombia-based drug-trafficking group that oversees the manufacturing and air smuggling of thousands of kilograms of cocaine from Colombia and Venezuela to the U.S., the Treasury said in a statement today.

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