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

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UNCLAS STATE 087339

SIPDIS
MANILA FOR GRAZNYA COFFIN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC RP
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050117669

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 050117669 for the export of
automatic rifles and components to the Philippines. 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: These automatic weapons and components
are being exported to the civilian National Police Special
Action Force. This request is to establish the bona fides of
this transaction.

4. Action Request: Post is requested to establish the bona
fides of this transactions by making appropriate inquires to
authorities at the Philippines National Police Special Action
Force (PNP-SAF).

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: 050117669

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

30 Surefire FA556-212 Rifles, 5.56mm caliber with Supressors

30 MB556K Muzzle Brakes

30 Surefire FA762K Rifles, .308 caliber with Supressors

30 MB762-213 Muzzle Brakes

4 OPS INC .308 Supressors with Muzzle Brakes

License Value: USD $61,400

SELLER:

Ferfrans
2649 E. Valley Blvd, Suite D
West Covina, CA 91792

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:

Ferfrans Specialties
200 Montebello Court, Banilad
Cebu, Philippines
Tel: 6332-516-5842

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Ferfrans Specialties
200 Montebello Court, Banilad
Cebu, Philippines
Tel: 6332-516-5842

FOREIGN END-USER:

Philippines National Police Special Action Force
Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan
Taguig, Philippines

PURPOSE:

For use by the Philippines National Police Special Action
Force Anti-Terrorist and Commando Unit.

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 Alan Francis dated 07/04/2008, Leocadio SC
Santiago dated 07/24/2008, and Avelino L Razon dated
07/25/2008

Purchase Order no. 0211 from Ferfrans Specialties signed by
Alan Francis dated 07/24/2008

End-Use Statement from Philippines National Police Special
Action Force signed by Leocadio SC Santiago dated 07/04/2008

Import Authorization No. PI-F154-08 signed by Avelino L
Razon, Jr. dated 07/24/2008

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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