On 19th November, OFAC added –
- Vladlen AMTCHENTSEV, who is linked to Velmur Management Pte Ltd and a Russian with a South African passport to its North Korea sanctions list; and
- Salah BADI (aka Omal Salem Salah BADI; Saladin BADI; Salah Edine Omar BADI; Salahdin BADI; Salah-Eddin BADI; and Salahidin BADI), a Libyan national, to its Libyan sanctions list.
In 2017, the US DoJ named Singapore-based Velmur Management Pte Ltd as one of several companies involved in laundering North Korean money, and Amtchentsev is said to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, the company and has advised on how to evade US sanctions.
Badi is the leader of the Sumud Brigade militia that has sparked violent clashes in the south of Libya’s capital, Tripoli, and has also been listed by the UN.