Drug Kingpin & Transnational Crime
May 29, 2019

Global Commercial Reach of Indian Drug Trafficker

By Claire Galasso



The general trading company associated with a sanctioned drug trafficker has a network beyond entities blacklisted by the U.S. government, according to a Kharon investigation.

Jasmeet Hakimzada, a United Arab Emirates-based Indian national, was sanctioned in February 2019 for running a global drug trafficking network that smuggled narcotics into the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. Maiwand General Trading Company was also sanctioned as a front that Hakimzada used to launder drug proceeds through financial institutions, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.

Corporate records and e-commerce trading websites reveal that the trading company remained active post-designation. The company continues to market products including engine oil, whiskey, and cigarettes on online retail sites, including Weiku and Alibaba, according to a review of the Chinese e-commerce websites.

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