OFAC SANCTIONS PAKISTAN-BASED TRANSNATIONAL HUMAN SMUGGLING ORGANISATION INVOLVED IN SMUGGLING MIGRANTS TO THE US

On 7 April, the US Treasury reported that OFAC had designated Pakistani national Abid Ali Khan and the Abid Ali Khan Transnational Criminal Organization (TCO) – a human smuggling organisation based in Nowshera, Pakistan, that has facilitated the unlawful smuggling of foreign nationals, including foreign nationals who may pose a national security risk to the US or its interests, into the US using various travel routes through Latin America since at least 2015. Additionally, OFAC has designated 3 individuals and 1 entity associated with the Abid Ali Khan TCO.

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20210407

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0112

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/126/20210407_ali_khan_tco.pdf

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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