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Cablegate: Garcia's Letter to Bush On Extraditions

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SUBJECT: GARCIA'S LETTER TO BUSH ON EXTRADITIONS


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1. (U) On the margins of a meeting with USTR representatives, President
Alan Garcia personally handed the Ambassador a letter dated August 31
to President Bush proposing increased legal cooperation on extraditions
of narcotraffickers and expressing a willingness to streamline
extraditions of narcotraffickers to the U.S. (The original hard copy o
this letter has been forwarded by pouch. A copy of the letter was faxe
to WHA/AND on September 5.) An informal translation of the text of the
letter follows in para 4.

2. (U) On September 5, Post received a diplomatic note (6-3/343)
requesting that we share the aforementioned letter with Secretary of
Justice Alberto Gonzalez. The diplomatic note included a list of
narcotraffickers jailed or wanted in Peru that the GOP believes could
be submitted to the U.S. judicial system for processing. This list
follows in para 5.

3. (SBU) Comment: Embassy law enforcement officials have reviewed the
list of suggested narcotraffickers but found no "hits". Neither does
it include any current subjects of U.S. extradition requests. Presiden
Garcia's expressed interest in increasing cooperation and expediting
the extradition process for narcotraffickers is positive. While a
closer reading of Garcia's letter suggests a particular focus on
non-Peruvian traffickers who may be wanted in the U.S., it still may
provide some leverage for accelerating extraditions of subjects wanted
in the U.S.

End Comment.

4. (U) Begin unofficial translation of letter addressed to President
George W. Bush:

Your Excellency,

As you know, significant traffickers of cocaine destined for the United
States of America have recently been captured in Peru. Considering the
grave danger generated in our societies by the consumption of this type
of drug, we believe that the U.S. justice system has interest in these
criminals being processed and punished for the dangers that their
illicit activities cause in your country.

The criminal actions of the narcotraffickers constitute an attack
against the international community and have devastating effects in
those countries where the production and consumption of drugs is more
widespread.

In this context, I wish to communicate that the Government of Peru
intends to intensify international judicial cooperation in fighting
illicit drug trafficking and in particular in ensuring that the
criminals that operate internationally are duly processed and severely
punished.

Given this and considering that the U.S. has the competency to try
these crimes and that its judicial tradition - just as the Peruvian -
guarantees a just application of the law and a respect for due process,
my government is prepared to realize all the necessary efforts to
properly and quickly channel formal extradition requests from the U.S.
and expresses its political interest in evaluating and favorably
attending to them in the spirit of bilateral cooperation on
extraditions. My government's efforts will be within the framework of
its competencies and in conformance with the Bilateral Extradition
Treaty between Peru and the U.S. signed on July 26, 2001 and with
Peruvian legislation.

In this sense, my government estimates that the actions and joint
cooperation that our countries realize against this scourge of
humanity, will not only ensure that the delinquents will receive the
appropriate punishment, but also that the U.S. judicial action will
enable the break-up of the large Drug Cartels that operate in the U.S.
and, by doing this, succeed in weakening their structural organizations
at the international level.

/s/ Alan Garcia Perez
President of the Republic of Peru

End Text.

5. (U) Begin unofficial translation of attachment to Diplomatic Note
6-3/343 described as "a list of people processed for illegal
trafficking of drugs that are currently detained by Peruvian authoritie
or in a wanted status and that could be submitted to the U.S. judicial
system":

List of Detained and Wanted by the State (No. 175-06-02
Dirandro-PNP/DITD
21June 02)

Detained
- ACOSTA ZAPATA Guillermo (58) (Colombian)
- CANO GONZALES Marco Antonio (44) Representative (Colombian)
- CANO JIMENEZ Jorge Eliecer (22) (Colombian)
- CANO JIMENEZ Jose Ferlein (24) (Colombian)
- LEMOS SUAREZ Eduardo (34) (Colombian)
- MELO RODRIGUEZ Jesus (24) (Colombian)
- MELO RODRIGUEZ Jose Merardo (24) (Colombian)
- PAREDES ORTIZ Nelson or Napoleon SUBYAGA DE LA CRUZ LOPEZ (38)
Representative (Colombian)
- VERGARA ARENAS Carlos Alberto (39) Q(Colombian)
- ZULETA CEVALLOS Hernan de Jesus (34) (Colombian)
- MONTEALEGRE Libardo (41) Representative (Guatemala)
- MORALES MORALES Miguel Angel (34) Representative (Mexican)
- ALAMO NOLE Martha Elisa (33)
- BERMUDO CRESPO Zasino Teofanes (38)
- BUITRON RODRIGUEZ Hernan Ronald (58) Leader
- CHAVEZ JULCA Juana Ines (39)
- CORREA HUAMAN Edgar (28)
- ESQUIVEL ASCENCIOS Heber Jhonny (33)
- IPANAQUE SANCHEZ Victor (46)
- LOCONI CHERO Baltazar (39)
- PARDO MEDINA Alberto (41) Leader
- PRINCIPE DIEGO Rodolfo (58)
- SANTIAAGO VASQUEZ Hector (35)
- SANTILLAN LEGONIA Boris Alberto (21)
- VILLANUEVA BURGOS Gustavo (46)
- VILLANUEVA GUTIERREZ Jans Obel (20)
- VILLANUEVA GUTIERREZ Lais Jhonel (27)
- YELPEN QUEREVALU Exequiel (57)
- ZULETA RODRIGUEZ Jose Luis (26)

Wanted

- GUTIERREZ BASILIO Segundo
- CAMPOS SANTILLAN Julio Belisario (a) "Tony or Nato or Safa 1" Leader
of the firm
- CARRILLO FLOIRAN Miguel (a) "Neno or Colchon or Meca" (Mexican)
- CHAVARRIA CARVALO Jaime (a) "Pepe or Capi"(Mexican)
- GAMBOA QUINTERO Gelacio (a) "Costal or Cero Dos"
- PASCACIO CANDELARIO Antero Eduardo (a) "Barros" Leader of the firm
- RODRIGUEZ MORENO Fernando (a) "Fercho or Mario or To ayo" (Colombian
- SALINAS SUAREZ Helbert or Helberto SANTILLAN SUAREZ or Elbert
SALINAS SUAREZ or Omar SALINAS or Hernan MOLINA (a) "Sebastian"
(Colombian) Leader of the firm
- SANTILLAN ZAMORA Alberto (a) "Tio Chang or Viejo Vegetal" Leader of
the Firm
- SANTILLAN ZAMORA Manuel Jesus (a) "Jeshu" or "Jota Men o Jota Jota"
- SARTI ETURGS Giuliano (a) "Laser" (Guatemala)
- Miguel Angel MEDINA (MEXICAN)

Subjects in process of being investigated
- "TONY", "CHARLE", "RICO", and "MARIO"

Implicated in the Investigation
Detained
- RIOS VILLARAN Jorge Eduardo (47)
- SAL Y ROSAS PENA Jose Martin (39)
- PINEDO PAREDES Javier Pascual (32)
- TOMATIS YUI SWARYNE Eduardo Alejandro (46)

Included in the Investigation
- NIEVES VELA Gilmer (42)
- TURCKE SOSA Oscar (43)
- ROJAS CORNEJO Luis (38)
- GONZALES MANTARI Luis (31)

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