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Cablegate: Visas Viper for February 2008 Reporting Period

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OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHCL #0045 0701601
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O 101601Z MAR 08
FM AMCONSUL CASABLANCA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7996
RUEAIIA/CIA WASH DC//CTC//
RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC//INTD/CTD/CT WATCH//
RUEAHLC/HOMELAND SECURITY CENTER WASHINGTON DC
RUEILB/NCTC WASH DC//TIG//
INFO RUEHRB/AMEMBASSY RABAT 8245

UNCLAS CASABLANCA 000045

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
VISAS VIPER

DEPARTMENT FOR INR/TIPOFF AND CA/VO/L/C

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CVIS KVPR CMGT PINR PTER ASEC MO
SUBJECT: VISAS VIPER FOR FEBRUARY 2008 REPORTING PERIOD

1. Members of the Embassy Rabat and Consulate General Casablanca
joint Visas Viper Committee met March 3, 2008. The meeting was
chaired by the DCM and was attended by CG, CONS, RAO, LEGATT, DAO,
POL and PD.

2. Discussion centered on the thirty five or thirty eight people
recently arrested in the Belliraj terrorist network case. Media
reports have listed thirty two individuals by name and other media
reports indicate an additional three or six possible arrests without
names being provided.

3. The Visa Viper Committee tasked Legatt Office to coordinate with
Moroccan police contacts to verify names and obtain date of birth
and other information. Once Legatt obtains required Viper
information, it will be reported septel.

4. The Mission's Visas Viper Coordinator is Consular Chief Miguel
Ordonez.

GREENE

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