A Kittitian National was among a number of persons , institutions, banks and organizations from which the US Department of Treasury have removed sanctions. According to a Wall Street Journal report by Samuel Rubenfeld the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) lifted sanctions on Glenroy Matthew, of St. Kitts, who was sentenced in the U.S. for international drug trafficking.
In 2007 Matthew was convicted along with four others in a high profile international drug trafficking case.
The US Department of Drug Enforcement Administration stated in a Press release dated January 30th 2007 that on January 29, 2007, Glenroy Matthew was sentenced in the Southern District of Florida, to 135 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release, for conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 952(a) and 963. Matthew was the last of four defendants to be sentenced for participating in a conspiracy that was led by former Jamaican Shower Posse leader Charles “Little Nut” Miller.
Rubenfeld reports that the OFAC also lifted sanctions on a number of other persons , including Nalinee Joy Taveesin, a Thai businesswoman who Treasury said in 2008 had facilitated a number of financial, real-estate and gem-related transactions on behalf of Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe. Others included dead Zimbabwean politicians Amos Midzi, Sikhanyiso Ndlovu and Stanley Sakupwanya. OFAC also lifted sanctions on Mr. Ndlovu’s wife,Rose Jeane. Additionally family members in the Meza Flores Drug Trafficking Organization, Iqbal Mirchi, a dead former aide to alleged Indian terror mastermind Dawood Ibrahim, and Zynthia Borboa Zazueta, as well as an agricultural company and a retail clothing business she owns.
They petitioned for their removal from the U.S. blacklist, providing sufficient information that they’ve ended their involvement in drug trafficking, the spokeswoman said.