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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Post-Shipment End-Use Check

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2009-08-20 17:04:00
09STATE86845
Secretary of State
UNCLASSIFIED

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TAGS: ETTC KOMC MX
UNCLAS STATE 086845

SIPDIS
MEXICO CITY FOR STEWART BEITZ

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC MX
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050157579
1. This is an Action Request. See paragraphs 2 - 4.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Post's assistance in conducting
a post-shipment check on license 050157579 for the export of
rifles and ammunition to Mexico. Post is requested to
complete this Blue Lantern check within 45 days. Lack of
response to a Blue Lantern check will affect pending and
future licenses involving parties to this license.

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3. Reason for Request: The rifles and ammunition listed below
are of a significantly heavy caliber. The Presidential
Guard, or Estado Mayor Presidencial (EMP), has never been
party to a U.S. export license for firearms or ammunition.
This check is to confirm receipt of these defense articles
and verify security of the items.

4. Action Request: Post is requested to verify that the
rifles and ammunition listed below were received by the EMP
and that the security measures for these defense articles are
adequate. In its reply, Post is encouraged to comment on any
information pertinent to this transaction such as end-use and
concerns about the entities involved.

5. Details of license applications:

DTC Case: 050157579

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

5 M82A1M Rifles, .50 Caliber

5040 Rounds of M33 Ball Ammunition, .50 Caliber

1 Armorer's and Range Training Course for 5 Students

License Value: USD $93,565

SELLER:

barrett Firearms Mfg, Inc.
5926 Miller Lane
Christiana, TN 37037

FOREIGN END-USER:

"EMP" Administrative Coordinator of the Presidential Staff
Avenida Constituyentes 270-A
Colonia Daniel Garza Delegacion Miguel Hidalfo
CP 11830 Mexico
Mexico

PURPOSE:

To be used during the protection of the President of Mexico

6. Submitted in support of the license application were the
following documents (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to Posts
upon request):

Contract No. EMP-SA-AD-01-09 signed by Gumaro Cabrera Osornio
(El EMP) and Mary Scott Smith (barrett Firearms)

Signed DSP-83 Nontransfer and Use Certificate signed by Mary
Scott Smith (barrett) dated 05/07/2009 and Gustavo Ramirez
Palacios (El EMP) dated 04/06/2009

Import Authorization Oficio No. SFC-03400 Import No. 123/2009
issued by SEDENA signed by Adolfo Dominguez Martinez dated
03/17/2009

End Use Statement Oficio No. 104 issued by Estado Mayor
Presidencial signed by Gumaro Cabrera Osornio dated 04/13/2009

7. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case number in
the subject line. POC is Kyle M. Ballard, Phone:
202-663-1929; Email: BallardKM@state.gov; SIPRNET:
BallardKM@state.sgov.gov. The Blue Lantern Guidebook (ref)
is available as a PDF file on Intellipedia:
http://www.intelink.gov/wiki/
Blue Lantern End-Use Monitoring Program

8. Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this
matter.
CLINTON

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