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Cablegate: Results of Blue Lantern Check On License

VZCZCXYZ0040
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHGP #2862 2540715
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 110715Z SEP 06
FM AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1145
INFO RUEHUJA/AMEMBASSY ABUJA 0010

UNCLAS SINGAPORE 002862

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR PM/DTTC BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC SN
SUBJECT: RESULTS OF BLUE LANTERN CHECK ON LICENSE
05-050009017

REF: A. STATE 126995

B. ABUJA 2143

1. Per reftel, Post conducted inquiries to confirm the
shipment of items on license 05-050009017 to Nigeria by
Ranova Pte. Ltd.

2. Ranova Pte. Ltd. is a limited exempt private company that
has been operating in Singapore since 1996. Singapore's
online business directory, Biznet, lists the company's
principle officers as:

Name: Kumar S/O Sirumal Shewaram Rajwani
Nationality: Singaporean
ID: S0062597C
Address: 14 Eunos Crescent, #14-2813, Singapore, 400014

Name: Lian Kim Seng
Nationality: Singapore P.R.
ID: S2586702E
Address: 41 Jurong East Avenue 1, #05-02, Parc Oasis,
Singapore, 609777

Name: Subodh Mithu Chanrai
Nationality: Singapore P.R.
ID: S2674551I
Address: 335 Bukit Timah Road, #21-03, Wing On Life Garden,
Singapore, 259718

Name: Ram Samu
Nationality: Singapore P.R.
ID: S2682906B
Address: 4A, 501 Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai, UAE, PO Box
54389

Name: Sunder Sham Chanrai
Nationality: Singapore P.R.
ID: S2709070B
Address: 40 Nassim Hill, #07-46, Nassim Mansion, Singapore,
258474

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3. DHS/ICE databases revealed no negative information about
Ranova Pte. Ltd.

4. Econoff visited the address provided reftel on September
7 and spoke with company director Kumar S/O Sirumal Shewaram
Rajwani. Rajwani said Ranova was not/not involved with
shipping the items listed on this license to World Wide
Commercial Ventures Ltd. in Nigeria. Rajwani explained that
Ranova, acting as a logistics and document coordination
company, had conducted business with World Wide Commercial
Ventures Ltd. in the past. However, once Ranova learned the
nature of this shipment--riot control grenades--the company
canceled the transaction. Ranova therefore did not take
physical possession of the items, he said. According to
Rajwani, Ranova typically dealt with transactions involving
food and beverage items or household appliances.
HERBOLD

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