The united States will freeze assets of a former Colombian paramilitary chief and those of his associates including his wife. suspected of helping him smuggle cocaine, the U.S. Treasury said.
Carlos Mario Jimenze, Known as Macaco, was the first paramilitary commander to lose benefits he received under a peace deal with the Colombian government He is accused of breaking the deal by directing drug-running operation from his jail cell.
” Jimenez is among the most dangerious Colombian narcotics traffickers today," Adam Szubin, director of the Treasury’s office of Foreign Assets contol, said in a statement.
The measure freezes assets that he or his partners, including his wife Rosa Eldemira Luna Cordoba, have under U.S Jurisdiction. It prohibits all financial and commercial transactions by any American with them or the business they manage, including cattle companies, a restaurant and a ceramics business all located in and around the Colombian city of Medellin.