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Cablegate: Terrorist Finance: Embassy Raised Problem Of

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PP RUEHCD RUEHGD RUEHHO RUEHMC RUEHNG RUEHNL RUEHRD RUEHRS RUEHTM
DE RUEHME #0961 0572154
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 262154Z FEB 07
FM AMEMBASSY MEXICO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5538
INFO RUEHXC/ALL US CONSULATES IN MEXICO COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS MEXICO 000961

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/MEX, EB/ESC KATHERINE LEAHY AND LEANNE
CANNON, S/CT PATTY HILL, S/CT FINANCE GALER AND NOVIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EFIN ETTC KTFN PREL PTER MX
SUBJECT: TERRORIST FINANCE: EMBASSY RAISED PROBLEM OF
ILLICIT CASH COURIER ACTIVITY WITH MEXICANS

REF: SECSTATE 16120

(SBU) In response to Ref A, econoff in late February 2007
shared a Spanish-language non-paper on the threat posed by
illicit cash courier activity with five Mexican officials.
These officials are: Luis Urrutia, the head of Mexico's
Financial Intelligence Unit; Nicandra Castro Escarpulli, the
acting chief of Mexico's federal investigative agency
(SIEDO); Jose Luis Santiago Vasconcelos, the Deputy
Prosecutor for International Affairs at the Federal Attorney
General's Office; Marco Antonio Venegas Ramirez, the Chief of
Counternarcotics Cooperation and Director General for North
American Affairs at the Secretariat of Foreign Relations; and
Luis Mancera, the Federation's Fiscal Prosecutor. We will
notify Washington immediately if we receive a substantive
reply.


Visit Mexico City's Classified Web Site at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/wha/mexicocity
GARZA

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