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Cablegate: Extradition Case of Mark M. Ross

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

UNCLAS MADRID 001277

SIPDIS

STATE FOR L/LEI-K. PROPP, AND M. GUILANI
JUSTICE FOR DOJ/OIA- D. ASHLEY

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CJAN CVIS KCRM SNAR SP ROSS MARK
SUBJECT: EXTRADITION CASE OF MARK M. ROSS

REF: STATE 263293

1. Country clearance is granted for Deputy U.S.
Marshals, Michael Robert McClung, and Donald Irving
Exum.

2. Two double rooms for single use have been reserved
for U.S. Marshals Michael Robert McClung, Donald Irving
Exum and Roger Wellborn Devall, at Hotel Melia Los
Galgos, Claudio Coello 139, 28006 Madrid, tel.: 91
5626600, from March 29 to April 1. The rate per room
and night _165.85/$222.25 (VAT included) and breakfast
buffet is _18.20 /$24.30 (VAT included)

3. Upon arrival, U.S. Marshals are requested to proceed
directly to the airport police station located in same
terminal building to meet Spanish Interpol officials
who will assist them as appropriate. U.S. Marshals are
also requested to call Kim Wise, Embassy Madrid at 91-
587-2242 to discuss surrender arrangements.

4. Please be advised that Spanish visas are required
for holders of official/diplomatic passports coming to
Spain on official business.

5. In general, Spain is safe. However, Madrid,
Barcelona and other large cities in Spain - including
resort/convention areas such as Benidorm - attract a
large number of criminals and pickpockets and frequent
incidents of crime of opportunity against the unwary do
occur. Carry only essential items including a photo-
copy of your passport's photo page. Visitors can
protect themselves against crime by being street-smart,
alert and aware of their surroundings. In the event
you are victimized by crime, or experience any security-
related incident, please contact the Embassy's Regional
Security Office at 91-587-2550 or after ours at 91-587-
2355. Official visitors to the Embassy in Madrid or the
Consulate General in Barcelona are encouraged to
receive a security briefing from the RSO office at
their earliest convenience. Additional information
regarding safety and security in Spain is available on
the U.S. Department of State's website
(http://www.state.gov) and the U.S. Embassy's website
(www.embusa.es).

6. Travelers are encouraged to review the most recent
Worldwide Caution issued by the Department of State.
As the Department of State continues to develop
information on any potential security threats to
Americans overseas, it shares credible threat
information through its Consular Information Program
documents, available on the Internet at
http://travel/state.gov. In addition to information on
the Internet, U.S. travelers can hear recorded
information by calling the Department of State in
Washington, D.C. at 202-647-5225 from their touch-tone
telephone, or receive information by automated telefax
by dialing 202-647-3000 from their fax machine.
Manzanares

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