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

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 STATE 081385

SIPDIS
OTTAWA FOR ROBERT MERRIGAN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC CA
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050113948

REF: 06 VANCOUVER 500

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 050113948 for the export of
firearms and magazines to Lebanon. 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: Paul Reibin (dba Range Sports
Unlimited, Tel: 250-372-7030) was suspected of exporting
United State Munitions List (USML) items to Canada without
proper authorization and was subsequently subject to an
unfavorable Blue Lantern pre-license check in 2006 (ref).
When questioned, Mr. Reibin was evasive and could not produce
documentation regarding his business activities. Post could
not establish the bona fides of Paul Reibin at that time.
This check seeks to establish if Mr. Reibin has proven
himself a bona fide recipient of USML in the interim.

4. Action Request: Post is requested to establish the bona
fides of this end-user and transaction by making appropriate
inquires with law enforcement officials and representatives
of the company.

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: 050113948

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

50,000 Unfinished Bullets, .172 to .308 Caliber

License Value: USD $10,000

SELLER:

Berger Bullets, LLC
4275 N. Palm Street
Fullerton, CA 92835

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Same as End-User

FOREIGN END-USER:

Paul Reibin dba Range Sports Unlimited
854 Pleasant Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 3B5
Canada
Tel: (250) 372-7030

PURPOSE:

For commercial resale to hunters and competition shooters in
Canada.

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 P. Reibin dated 06/18/2008 and Andrea Cobos
dated 06/27/2008

End-Use Statement signed by P. Reibin

Purchase Order from Paul Reibin dba Range Sports Unlimited
signed by P. Reibin

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:

STATE 00081385 002 OF 002


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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