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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Post-Shipment End-Use Check

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UNCLAS STATE 020227

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS
OTTAWA FOR ROBERT MERRIGAN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CA ETTC KOMC
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSES 050085764, 050041335, 050024484, 050074594,
050064829, 050040825, AND 050057178

REF: 2006 BLUE LANTERN GUIDEBOOK

1. (U) This is an Action Request. See paragraphs 2 - 4.

2. (U) The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Post's assistance in conducting
a post-shipment check on licenses 050085764, 050041335,
050024484, 050074594, 050064829, 050040825, and 050057178 for
the export of firearms and components to Canada . Post is
requested to complete this Blue Lantern check within 45 days.
Lack of response to a Blue Lantern check will affect pending
and future licenses involving parties to this license.

3. (SBU) Reason for Request: To ensure that the items
received by end-user are the same as the defense articles
authorized by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls
(DDTC) in the licenses detailed below. Also, to verify that
the defense articles are being used for the purposes stated
in their respective licenses. Confidential reporting has
suggested that U.S. exporter, Questar, may exporting
unauthorized items such as threaded barrels and telescoping
stocks. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
intelligence indicates end-user, Mark Herzog, may have a
criminal record.

4. (U) Action Request: Post is requested to verify that the
items received by end-user, Mark Herzog, match those
authorized by the licenses detailed below. Post is also
requested to verify that the authorized defense articles are
being used for the purposes stated in these licenses. In
doing so, Post should review end-user's records to establish
the ultimate end-users of all defense articles that were
resold on the commercial market. Post should verify that the
ultimate end-users reside in Canada.

In its reply, Post is encouraged to comment on any other
information pertinent to these transactions, in particular
the security of facilities, the discovery of prohibited items
such as threaded barrels and telescoping stocks, or concerns
about the entities involved. DDTC recommends that Embassy
enlist the support of law enforcement personnel at post such
as ICE and ATFE for technical expertise in identifying
possibly unauthorized items.

5. (U) Details of license application:

A.

DTC Case: 050085764

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

10 EEA - Izhmash Biathlon 7-2, 7-3, 7-4 Bolt Action Rifles
(.22 LR)

100 Parts, Components, and Accessories for Izhmash Firearms

50 EEA - Izhmash 10-Round Magazines (.22 LR)

License Value: USD $21,500

SELLER:

Questar International
2758 Michigan Road
Port Huron, MI 48060
Tel: 734.765.5107

FOREIGN END-USER:

Mark Herzog
Questar International (CA)
102 Hurst Drive
Barrie, Ontario
Canada
L4N-8K9
Tel: 705.725.0574

PURPOSE:

For commercial resale in Canada.

B.

DTC Case: 050041335

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

250 Parts and accessories including sights, grips, and
magazines for warranty replacement and repair

200 Magazines manufactured by Rock River Arms

50 1911 LAR Semi-automatic Pistols (.45 ACP, .40 caliber,
9mm, .223 caliber, .22 caliber, .38 Super)

License Value: USD $112,500

Questar International
2758 Michigan Road
Port Huron, MI 48060
Tel: 734.765.5107

FOREIGN END-USER:

Mark Herzog
Questar International (CA)
102 Hurst Drive
Barrie, Ontario
Canada
L4N-8K9
Tel: 705.725.0574

PURPOSE:

For commercial resale in Canada.

C.

DTC Case: 050024484

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

20 Browning Buckmark Semi-automatic Pistols (.22 Caliber)

200 Parts and Accessories for Browning Semi-automatic Pistols

20 Browning Hi-Power Pistols (9mm and .40 Caliber)

License Value: USD $40,000

Questar International
2758 Michigan Road
Port Huron, MI 48060
Tel: 734.765.5107

FOREIGN END-USER:

Mark Herzog
Questar International (CA)
102 Hurst Drive
Barrie, Ontario
Canada
L4N-8K9
Tel: 705.725.0574

PURPOSE:

For commercial resale in Canada.

D.

DTC Case: 050074594

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

10 M1A Nation Match Semi-automatic Rifles (.308 caliber)

50 Parts and Accessories for M1A Rifles

License Value: USD $20,500

Questar International
2758 Michigan Road
Port Huron, MI 48060
Tel: 734.765.5107

FOREIGN END-USER:

Mark Herzog
Questar International (CA)
102 Hurst Drive
Barrie, Ontario
Canada
L4N-8K9
Tel: 705.725.0574


PURPOSE:

For commercial resale in Canada.

E.

DTC Case: 050064829

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

25 Sako Hunter Semi-automatic Rifles (.223, .308, 7.39x39,
7.62x39 Caliber)

200 Sako Parts for Replacement and Repair

25 Sako Models 75, 85, and T3 Bolt Action Rifles (.223, .308,
7.39x39, 7.62x39 Caliber)

License Value: USD $55,000

Questar International
2758 Michigan Road
Port Huron, MI 48060
Tel: 734.765.5107

FOREIGN END-USER:

Mark Herzog
Questar International (CA)
102 Hurst Drive
Barrie, Ontario
Canada
L4N-8K9
Tel: 705.725.0574

PURPOSE:

For commercial resale in Canada.

F.

DTC Case: 050040825

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

25 Bushmaster AR-15, XM-15 Semi-automatic Rifles (.223
Caliber)

250 Bushmaster Parts and Accessories including sights,
handguards, grips, pins, and triggers.

200 Bushmaster Magazines for AR-15, XM-15 Semi-automatic
Rifles

License Value: USD $40,500

Questar International
2758 Michigan Road
Port Huron, MI 48060
Tel: 734.765.5107

FOREIGN END-USER:

Mark Herzog
Questar International (CA)
102 Hurst Drive
Barrie, Ontario
Canada
L4N-8K9
Tel: 705.725.0574


PURPOSE:

For commercial resale in Canada.

G.

DTC Case: 050057178

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

10 Chaparral Arms Charter 2000 Model 1876 Carbines (.45-75
caliber)

License Value: USD $13,000

Questar International
2758 Michigan Road
Port Huron, MI 48060
Tel: 734.765.5107

FOREIGN END-USER:

Mark Herzog
Questar International (CA)
102 Hurst Drive
Barrie, Ontario
Canada
L4N-8K9
Tel: 705.725.0574

PURPOSE:

For commercial resale in Canada.

6. Submitted in support of the license application were the
following documents (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to Posts
upon request):

A.

Import Certificate No. US 0809975 issued by Foreign Affairs
and International Trade Canada on 01/22/2008

DSP-83 Signed by Mark Herzog on 01/24/2008 and Sean Orr on
01/25/2008

Purchase Order no. 2006513 from Questar International dated
01/24/2008

B.

Import Certificate No. US 706272 issued by Foreign Affairs
and International Trade Canada on 03/30/2007

DSP-83 Signed by Mark Herzog on 03/31/2007 and Sean Orr on
04/02/2007

Purchase Order no. 2006293 from Questar International dated
04/01/2007

C.

Import Certificate No. US 0604917 issued by Foreign Affairs
and International Trade Canada on 11/17/2006

DSP-83 Signed by Mark Herzog on 11/23/2006 and Sean Orr on
11/27/2006

Purchase Order no. 2006227 from Questar International dated
11/23/2006

D.

Import Certificate No. US 0708698 issued by Foreign Affairs
and International Trade Canada on 11/01/2007

DSP-83 Signed by Mark Herzog on 11/07/2007 and Sean Orr on
11/08/2007

Purchase Order no. 2006473 from Questar International dated
11/07/2007

E.

Import Certificate No. US 0707966 issued by Foreign Affairs
and International Trade Canada on 08/23/2007

DSP-83 Signed by Mark Herzog on 09/03/2007 and Sean Orr on
09/05/2007

Purchase Order no. 2006412 from Questar International dated
09/03/2007

F.

Import Certificate No. US 0705913 issued by Foreign Affairs
and International Trade Canada on 02/27/2007

DSP-83 Signed by Mark Herzog on 03/03/2007 and Sean Orr on
04/02/2007

Purchase Order no. 2006278 from Questar International dated
03/03/2007

G.

Import Certificate No. US 0707549 issued by Foreign Affairs
and International Trade Canada on 07/12/2007

DSP-83 Signed by Mark Herzog on 07/17/2007 and Sean Orr on
07/18/2007

Purchase Order no. 2006389 from Questar International dated
07/17/2007


7. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case number in
the subject line. POC is Kyle M. Ballard, Phone:
202-663-1929; Email: BallardKM@state.gov; SIPRNET:
BallardKM@state.sgov.gov. The Blue Lantern Guidebook (ref) is
available as a PDF file in the Bunche Library's E-Book
Collection on the DOS Intranet:
http://virtuallibrary.state.gov/
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%2520 final .pdf

8. Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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