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

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BOGOTA FOR ARI NATHAN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC CO
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050035078

REF: 2006 BLUE LANTERN GUIDEBOOK

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 post-shipment check on license 050035078 for the
export of night vision devices (NVDs) to
Colombia. 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. Reason for request: Due to the sensitivity of the
equipment and the potential for their diversion or misuse,
the Department of State and the Department of Defense have
policies of carefully scrutinizing NVD export licenses and
taking steps to ensure proper end-use. Provisos attached
to these licenses obligate the end-user to secure the NVDs
from loss, theft, or unauthorized access, and to perform
routine inventory checks by serial number. These records
are to be made available for review upon US Government
request. Post is requested to make appropriate inquiries
to confirm continued possession by the Colombian National
Police of the NVDs, to determine the serial numbers of the
NVDs, and to verify that all NVDs are secure and being used
only for the purpose stated on the license. Department
requests that post conduct a site visit, if possible, in
order to gather and verify this information. If a site visit
is not possible, please obtain official written confirmation
of receipt and possession and inform PM/DTCC case officer.

4. For background, the following details of the license in
question are provided:

DTC Case: 050035078

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

19 M914A Night Vision Monocular, Gen III AN/PVS 14A with
standard accessories, FOM not to exceed 1250

License Value: USD 77,881.00

COMMENT: According to U.S. Customs data, all 19 NVDs were
exported to Colombia on 24 August 2007. END COMMENT

SELLER:

Nightline, Inc.
10705 SW 104 St
Miami, FL 33176
Company contact: Cris Bartolomeo, tel.: 423-727-5900

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Colombian National Police
Deposito Habilitado del Fondo Rotatorio
Carrera 48 No. 46-00 Sur
Bogota
Colombia

FOREIGN END-USER:

Colombian National Police
Deposito Habilitado del Fondo Rotatorio
Carrera 48 No. 46-00 Sur
Bogota
Colombia

PURPOSE:

Will be used to support the activities of different groups in
charge of the fight against the traffic in narcotics and
antiterrorist operations

5. Submitted in support of the license application were
the following documents (PM/DTCC can fax documentation to
post upon request):

--Contract (Contrato de Compraventa) No. 06-2-10429-06
between the Colombian National Police and Nightline, Inc.,
signed by General Jorge Daniel Castro Castro, Director
General Policia Nacional de Colombia, and by Carlos Fidel
Fajardo Castillo, Representante legal Importadora y
Distribuidora de Colombia Ltda, Apoderado de Nightline, Inc.,
signed 27 December 2006

--End User Certification Form from the Colombian National
Police, contract/purchase order PN-DIRAF No. 06-2-10429-06,
signed by Coronel Mauricio Alberto Estupinan Chaustre,
Director Administrativo y Financiero, Policia Nacional de
Colombia, signed 15 February 2007

--Nontransfer and Use Certificate (Form DSP-83), signed by
Coronel Mauricio Alberto Estupinan Chaustre, Director
Administrativo y Financiero, Policia Nacional de Colombia,
dated 20 February 2007, and by Lee Grasheim, Director,
Nightline, Inc., dated 27 February 2007

-- Product brochure, including technical drawings and
Specifications

6. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case number in
the subject line. PM/DTCC can fax documentation to post upon
request. POC is Tim Mazzarelli, Phone: 202-663-3867; Email:
MazzarelliTP@state.gov; SIPRNET: MazzarelliTP@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://buncheelectroniclibrary.state.gov/eboo ks/
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%20 final .pdf

7. Department is grateful for post's assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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