Tuesday, June 6, 2023

US lifts sanctions against Alex Saab partner who “collaborated with information”.

The Department of the Treasury of the United States has announced the withdrawal of the sanction that weighed Adrián Perdomo Mata, the former president of the General Mining Company of Venezuela (Minerven), and the closest collaborator of the Colombian businessman Alex Saab, money laundering sought in that country. .

In March 2019, Perdomo Mata and Minerven were placed on the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions list for alleged illegal gold operations.

After the public sanctions, then Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin said: “The illegitimate government (Nicolas Maduro) is plundering the wealth of the Venetians, endangering the indigenous population, while depriving and destroying protected areas and habitat loss. . Maduro’s plan to usurp the authority of the National Assembly and Venezuela It exposed local communities to dangerous toxins by robbing them of their natural resources.”

According to a report from Armando.info, Perdomo is known as Alex Saab and Alvaro Pulido Vargas, the main beneficiaries of food imports for the Local Supply and Production Committee (CLAP).

“The connection between Adrián Perdomo and the Saab-Pulido marriage is such that on February 21, one month before it was sanctioned by the United States, the president of Minerven was in Bogotá. His journey was nothing to dig up. In reality, Perdomo was trying to break up the endless business machine sent by two Colombian companies that the two businessmen, also Colombians, thanks to their business with Chavismo”, says the article signed by the journalist Roberto Deniz.

The former Colombian ambassador in Washington DC, Francisco Santos stated this Thursday that the measure was given by the Treasury Department after Perdomo cooperated with the United States of America.

“What was removed by the sanction of Adrián Perdomo Mata, he was not in the US, because they cooperated with all his information,” he said through the Twitter accounts of the diplomat.

“See and there is no end to the series that connects Alex Saab with the Senator of Cordoba,” he commented.

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