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

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UNCLAS STATE 069218

SIPDIS
SAN JOSE FOR ROBERT ANDREW

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC CS
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050108543

REF: 06 SAN JOSE 1586

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 050108543 for the export of
rifles to Costa Rica. 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, Importadora de Armas Martin
Armar, was previously subject to an unfavorable Blue Lantern
end-use monitoring check (reftel) in which it was found to be
a straw purchaser for unreliable Costa Rican company, Armeria
Rex (reftel). This end-use monitoring check is to verify the
bona fides of the end-user.

4. Action Request: End-user, Importadora de Armas Martin
Armar, was previously subject to an unfavorable Blue Lantern
end-use monitoring check (reftel) in which it was found to be
a straw purchaser for unreliable Costa Rican company, Armeria
Rex. However, Post found that Importadora de Armas Martin
Armar had other legitimate customers. Post is requested to
establish the bona fides of the end-user by making
appropriate inquires to representatives of the company. Post
is also requested to determine the nature of Importadora de
Armas Martin Armar's current relationship with Armeria Rex
and/or its principles.

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 applications:

DTC Case: 050108543

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

1 Henry H006 .44 Caliber Rifle

25 Savage 93F .22 Caliber Rifles

25 Savage 64F .22 Caliber Rifles

10 Beretta CX4 .40 Caliber Rifles

1 FHN FNA5M .308 Caliber Rifle

25 Henry H002B .22 Caliber Rifle

License Value: USD $20,790

SELLER:

Camfour Holding LLP
65 Westfield Industrial Park Road
Westfield, MA 01085

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Same as End-User

FOREIGN END-USER:

Importadora de Armas Martin Armar
Toda En Segurudad & Mas
San Jose, Costa Rica
Tel: 283-7161
283-7162

PURPOSE:

For commercial resale in Costa Rica

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 Juan Carlos Martin Viquez (dated obscured by
company stamp) and Paul Keen dated 06/10/2008

Purchase Order from Importadora de Armas Martin Armar signed
by Juan Carlos Martin Viquez dated 01/22/2008

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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