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For Immediate Release

Letter from the President Regarding Sanctions on Foreign Narcotics Kingpins

TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
TO THE CHAIRMEN AND RANKING MEMBERS OF THE
HOUSE AND SENATE COMMITTEES ON ARMED SERVICES
AND THE JUDICIARY, THE CHAIRMAN AND RANKING MEMBER
OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS,
THE CHAIRMAN AND RANKING MEMBER OF THE
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS, THE CHAIRMAN
AND RANKING MEMBER OF THE HOUSE PERMANENT SELECT
COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE, THE CHAIRMEN AND RANKING
MEMBERS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEES ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
AND FINANCE, AND THE CHAIRMAN AND RANKING MEMBER
OF THE SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE

June 1, 2012

Dear Madam Chairman: (Dear Mr. Chairman:)
(Dear Representative:) (Dear Senator:)

This report to the Congress, under section 804(a) of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, 21 U.S.C. 1903(b)(1) (the "Kingpin Act"), transmits my designations of the following three foreign individuals as appropriate for sanctions under the Kingpin Act and reports my direction of sanctions against them under the Act:

Naser Kelmendi (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Sayed Wazir Shah (Afghanistan)
Jose Antonio Soto Gastelum (Mexico)

Sincerely,

BARACK OBAMA