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Digital Currency Revolution Series: US Customs Enforcement Includes ‘Venezuelan Petro Mastermind’ For Most-Wanted List For $5Mln
The sphere of cryptocurrencies have been under the meticulous scanner of the renowned global regulators, such as, US SEC, CFTC, UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and FINMA etc.
For now, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s, a unit of the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has announced the Venezuelan Petro Mastermind on America’s Most Wanted list and kept a $5M bounty for the one who can reveal traces of the needed that could drive to his arrest.
Well, one hand, Venezuela government has mandated the use of Petro crypto, the state-owned digital currency, as a payment option for gasoline across service stations in the country.
On the contrary, Joselit Ramírez, who’s the Venezuelan Petro mastermind, is accused to have connectionswith drug barons. The indictment alleges that Ramirez Camacho associated with others to breach and evade narcotics-related OFAC sanctions.
Besides this indictment, the Venezuela’s vice president also, Tareck El Aissami, is said known for money laundering and drug operations cases, as per ICE.
Now, the petro-mastermind is alleged to have violated money laundering laws and also evades sanctions of the United States.