WORLD US sanctions Venezuelan individuals, groups

WORLD

US sanctions Venezuelan individuals, groups

Xinhua

02:31, January 09, 2019

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- The US Treasury Department announced Tuesday that sanctions have been imposed upon several Venezuelan individuals and groups.

The Treasury Department accused seven individuals and 23 entities involved in a corruption scheme designed to take advantage of the Government of Venezuela's currency exchange practices, generating more than $2.4 billion in corrupt proceeds, according to a statement issued by the department.

All property and interests in property of sanctioned individuals and entities subject to or transiting US jurisdiction are blocked, and US persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them, said the Treasury.

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