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Cablegate: Surveillance of the U.S. Embassy the Hague On

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

C O N F I D E N T I A L THE HAGUE 001923

SIPDIS

TERREP

STATE FOR DS/DSS/IP/EUR, DS/DSS/ITA, DS/ICI/PII, DS/IP/FPO,
EUR/UBI DESK

E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/29/2014
TAGS: ASEC NL PTER
SUBJECT: SURVEILLANCE OF THE U.S. EMBASSY THE HAGUE ON
...


SOBEL
",
19309,7/30/2004 17:29,04THEHAGUE1923,"Embassy The Hague",CONFIDENTIAL,04THEHAGUE1903|04THEHAGUE1915,"This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

","C O N F I D E N T I A L THE HAGUE 001923

SIPDIS

TERREP

STATE FOR DS/DSS/IP/EUR, DS/DSS/ITA, DS/ICI/PII, DS/IP/FPO,
EUR/UBI DESK

E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/29/2014
TAGS: ASEC NL PTER
SUBJECT: SURVEILLANCE OF THE U.S. EMBASSY THE HAGUE ON
07/26/2004 (CORRECTED DATE)

REF: A. (A) THE HAGUE 01915
B. (B) THE HAGUE 01903

Classified By: RSO JOHN HUCKE, REASONS 1.5 (B) AND (D).

1. (SBU) Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Public
Safety contacted the RSO on 07/30 and advised that the
incident had actually occurred on 07/26 and not 07/27 as he
originally told the embassy. As an aside he stated he would
determine why he wasn't informed until the evening of 07/27.
From other sources we now believe the delay occurred at the
lowest level of law enforcement and that the Coordinator
contacted us shortly after the report actually came to him.

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2. (C) LEGATT Brussels met with the controlling prosecutor
and the Police in Rotterdam this morning and afternoon.
Subsequent to these meetings LEGATT responded to the embassy
and briefed the Security sub committee of the EAC. There has
been a marked improvement in information sharing regarding
this case. The prosecutor instructed the Police to keep the
LEGATT informed. Accordingly there has been a stream of calls
doing so. While the flow is somewhat fragmentary, important
developments are being reported, virtually in real time. The
two subjects have been closely monitored and were arrested
separately, one this morning and the other this afternoon,
both without incident. Two, as yet unidentified, associates
were also arrested. LEGATT reports the Police are searching
two houses and two vehicle as of 1710 hours. One house is
the residence of the subject XXXXXXXXXXXX, the
ownership/occupancy of the other hose is currently unknown.
It is know that the subjects were followed to this location
yesterday. One vehicle is presumably the Black Peugeot 205,
NL Tag TY 73 HK, used in this incident. Police advise that an
Uzi SMG was found at the other residence. The Prosecutor has
authorized continued detention of all of the subjects based
on the recovery of a firearm. LEGATT anticipates additional
calls as further evidence is uncovered.

3. (SBU) RSO had the vehicle description and tag number run
in the RSO's Amsterdam/The Hague Surveillance Detection Team
database with negative results. Post managment and other
interested embassy elements have been updated on
developements through 1900 hrs.
SOBEL
",
19310,7/30/2004 17:38,04THEHAGUE1924,"Embassy The Hague",SECRET//NOFORN,04THEHAGUE1913|04THEHAGUE1915,"This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

301738Z Jul 04
","S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 03 THE HAGUE 001924

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