Cablegate: Counternarcotics -- Intelligence Center Proves Its
RR RUEHCHI RUEHCN RUEHDT RUEHHM
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R 311053Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 6874
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RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA 1463
RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC
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NSC FOR E. PHU, SINGAPORE FOR DEA/ICE
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SUBJECT: COUNTERNARCOTICS -- INTELLIGENCE CENTER PROVES ITS
1. (U) This message is Sensitive but Unclassified )- Please
2. (SBU) SUMMARY: The DCM visited the GOI's counternarcotics
intelligence center, October 25. The center is located in
Jakarta and was created with USG funds to assist the
Indonesian government track and roll up illegal drug
operations and networks. The center--with its focus on
inter-agency coordination--has already developed valuable
intelligence, which led to a substantial
counter-methamphetamine operation, for example. END SUMMARY.
3. (SBU) The DCM visited the Indonesian government's Joint
Inter-agency Counter Drug Operations Center (JIACDOC) on
October 25 to meet the Executive Director of the National
Narcotics Board, three-star police General Pastika and staff.
He also toured the facility along with the RSO, poloff and
DOD representatives. The center has begun to prove its worth
by developing intelligence on illegal drug factories and
promoting enhanced inter-agency coordination.
4. (SBU) JIACDOC is managed by the National Narcotics Board
(BNN), part of the Indonesian National Police. It began
operations in 2005 thanks to funding from the U.S. Joint
Inter Agency Task Force - West (JIATF - West), Pacific
Command, Honolulu. In August 2007, the center received
official recognition from the GOI, and now also receives
funding and personnel support directly from police sources.
5. (SBU) Although the domestic center currently employs only
four staff -- two USG-funded American contractors and two
Indonesians, it is authorized to hire up to 107 additional
personnel over the next few years. The current USG financial
support of approximately $500,000 per year pays for
information technology and training support for the center.
The GOI plans to provide $750,000 per year for personnel,
equipment, and to support seven "out-stations" located
throughout the country.
6. (SBU) JIACDOC recently racked up a significant
counternarcotics success when its intelligence-gathering
operation assisted the INP in identifying a large crystal
methamphetamine laboratory and support facilities on Batam,
an island located approximately 20 miles south of Singapore.
The INP raided three warehouses and one residence on October
21. The INP arrested two Taiwanese nationals and four