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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 2, 2003

Text of a Letter from the President
To the House and Senate Committees on the Judiciary, and the Committees on Armed Services, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on International Relations, the Committee on Ways and Means, the Select Committee on Homeland Security, and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Committee on Finance

May 29, 2003

Dear Mr. Chairman:

I transmit herewith my designation of the following four foreign persons and three foreign entities as appropriate for sanctions under section 804(b) of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Act, 21 U.S.C. 1901-1908, and report my direction of sanctions against them under that Act:

Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno

Jose Albino Quintero Meraz

Hector Luis Palma Salazar

United Wa State Army

Leonardo Dias Mendonca

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, "FARC")

United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (Autodefensas

Unidas de Colombia, "AUC")



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