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Lopez-Bello, Samark Jose

Wanted for sanctions evasion
Name
Lopez-Bello, Samark Jose
Alias
Samark Lopez Delgado
Gender
Male
Place of Birth
Venezuela
Last Known Location
Miami, Florida
Occupation
Financial Facilitator

Reward Information

$5 million

Physical Description

Height
5' 11"
Weight
200 lbs
Skin Tone
Brown
Eyes
Brown
Hair
Black
Scars/Marks
N/A

Summary

Samark Jose Lopez, a 45-year-old Venezuelan citizen, has been the subject of a months-long manhunt following the takedown of a complex international sanctions evasion and money laundering operation. In February 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Lopez and his co-conspirator, Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah, as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers pursuant to the Kingpin Act for playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking. Lopez provided material assistance and financial support in support of the international narcotics trafficking activities of, and acting for or on behalf of, Maddah. For more than two years, Lopez and others defrauded the U.S. government by engaging in transactions prohibited by the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act and related regulations, and evading sanctions imposed by OFAC pursuant to the Kingpin Act and related regulations.

Department of State offers $5M reward for information leading to arrest, conviction of former Venezuelan government official on ICE Most Wanted List

Updated: 11/03/2020