The Department of the Treasury, pursuant to Executive Order 13850, has imposed sanctions upon Venezuela's illicit state-run gold mining corporation, CVG Compañia General de Mineria de Venezuela CA, more commonly known as Minerven. The company has been accused of causing major ecological damage to the environment, of forcibly relocating indigenous tribes in its mining operations, some of which have been deemed unsafe and damaging to the health of the miners in its employ.
The company's president, ADRIAN ANTONIO PERDOMO MATA, was also designated, as well as a number of his immediate relatives, some of whom appear to reside in Coral Gables, Florida. He is linked to a major money laundering network whose principals have been indicted in the United States. See Raul Gorrin case. PEPs linked to Perdomo sanctioned include:
(1) MARIA ALEXANDRA PERDOMO-ROSALES a/k/a MARIA A DE PERDOMO
(2) MAYELA ANTONIA TARASCIO-PEREZ a/k/a MAYELA DE PERDOMO
(3) GUSTAVO ANTONIO PERDOMO ROSALES
Much of the gold the Maduro regime has acquired in this manner has been illegally sold abroad, in Turkey and the UAE,without the knowledge and required approval of the National Assembly. There are persistent reports that some of the generals and colonels in the Venezuelan military have received a substantial portion of the gold, diverted while being carried on military transport, to insure their loyalty to the regime.