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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Pre-License End-Use Check

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UNCLAS STATE 013088

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SIPDIS
BANGKOK FOR THOMAS HINES

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC TH
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 05-050081972


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

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Post's assistance in conducting
a pre-license check on license 05-050081972 for the export of
pistols and magazines to Thailand. Post is requested to
complete this Blue Lantern check within 30 days. Lack of
response to a Blue Lantern check will affect pending and
future licenses involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for Request: End-user, Mr. Vanich
Phanichkriangkrai, has ordered a significant quantity of
firearms and components. Also, the Bureau of Democracy, Human
Rights, and Labor is unfamiliar with the end-user.

4. Action Request: Post is requested to establish the bona
fides of end-user, Mr. Vanich Phanichkriangkrai, as a
legitimate recipient of the United States Munitions List
(USML) items listed below. The end-user should clarify the
ultimate end-use of the large quantity of items listed below.
Post should also question end-user on his familiarity with
the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR).

In its reply, Post may also comment on any other information
pertinent to these transactions such as security of
facilities, end-use,
and concerns about the entities involved.
.
5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 05-050081972

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

1 Kimber #3200004 Custom Target II Pistol (.45 caliber)

1 Kimber #32000126 Custom Desert Warrior Pistol (.45 caliber)

1 Kimber #3200008 Stainless Target II Pistol (.45 caliber)

1 Kimber #3200142 Team Match II Pistol (.45 caliber)

1 Kimber #3200054 Pro Carry HD II Pistol (.45 caliber)

1 Kimber #3200134 Ultra Carry II Pistol w/ Night Sights (.45
caliber)

3 Kimber #3200073 Stainless Ultra Carry II Pistols (.45
caliber)

8 Kimber #3200042 Eclipse Ultra II Pistols (.5 ACP)

1 Kimber #3200032 Eclipse Pro Target II Pistol (.45 caliber)

2 Kimber #3200057 Ultra CDP II Pistols (.45 caliber)

1 Kimber #3200118 Pro Raptor II Custom Pistol (.45 caliber)

5 Kimber #3200128 Grand Raptor II Custom Pistols (.45 caliber)

10 Kimber #1000172 Single Stack 7 Round Magazines

5 Kimber #1000089 Single Stack 8 Round Magazines

15 Kimber #1000133 Single Stack 8 Round Magazines

License Value: USD $25,552

SELLER:

Kimber MFG
1 Lawton Street
Yonkers, NY 10705

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Yothin Firearms LTD. Partnership
43 Burapha Road
Wang Buraphabhirom Pranakorn
Bangkok 10200
Thailand

FOREIGN END-USER:

Mr. Vanich Phanichkriangkrai
House No. KHOR 2-016/15
Village No. Nakhon Nayok Sub-District
Nakhon Nayok Province
Thailand

PURPOSE:

Retail resale to Mr. Vanich Phanichkriangkrai in Thailand

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

DSP-83 signed by Suthrep Rungruang dated 11/12/2007, Vanich
Phanichkriangkrai dated 11/12/2007, and Donna Logan dated
11/19/2007

Import Permit no. 3/2550 dated 10/25/2007 signed by Kitsuda
Jantornsonthi, Local Registrar of Nakhon Nayok City

Purchase Order no. CKB-117/07 from Yothin Firearms dated
11/12/2007

Invoice from Kimber MFG dated 11/12/2007

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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