Merhi Abou Merhi (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated four Lebanese, two German nationals and 11 companies as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act.The Treasury said the Lebanese and German individuals provide support for narcotics trafficking and money laundering activities conducted by Lebanese-Colombian drug trafficker and money launderer Ayman Saied Joumaa, key Joumaa associate Hassan Ayash, and the Joumaa criminal organization, which has ties to Hezbollah.The Treasury said Abou Merhi has business dealings with previously designated members of the Joumaa drug trafficking and money laundering organization.
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