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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Pre-License End-Use Check

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UNCLAS STATE 099390

SIPDIS
BUENOS AIRES FOR TED CRAIG

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC AR
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSES 050187515, 050190012, AND 050190221

REF: 03 BUENOS AIRES 1071

1. This is an Action Request. See paragraph 4.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Post's assistance in conducting
a pre-license check on licenses 050187515, 050190012, and
050190221 for the export of ammunition to Argentina. Post is
requested to complete this Blue Lantern check within 30 days.
Lack of response to a Blue Lantern check will affect pending
and future licenses involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for Request: Based on a comparison of supporting
documentation, it appears that end-users Stahl Hunter
(050187515), Pablo Pereyra Pose (050190012), and Paulina
Pereyra Pose (050190221) are operating under the same
business. A Blue Lantern check conducted on Stahl Hunter in
2003 raised some general concerns with the large quantities
of ammunition being imported into Argentina by the company
(REFTEL). This check is to establish the bona fides of these
end-users and to determine the annual sales of the companies.


4. Action Request: Post is requested to establish the bona
fides of end-users Pablo Pereyra Pose and Paulina Pereyra
Pose/Stahl Hunter by making inquiries to representatives of
the companies and appropriate authorities of the Government
of Argentina. Post is specifically requested to verify if
Pablo Pereyra Pose and Paulina Pereyra Pose are operating
under the same business. The following points are included
for guidance:

(To Pablo Pereyra Pose)

--What is the name of your company and when was it
established? Who are its principals?

--Does the company do business under any other name? Does
the company do business in any other countries?

--What products and services does your company provide? Who
are your regular customers and where do they reside?

--What is your relationship to Stahl Hunter? To Paulina
Pereyra Pose?

--Why did you and Paulina Pereyra Pose submit two separate
purchase orders for ammunition with two separate names? Why
did those two purchase orders bear the same purchase order
number? Why do they list different addresses? (NOTE:
Compare the data on the purchase orders listed in paragraphs
5B and 5C).

--What are your annual sales of U.S.-origin firearms and
ammunition (i.e. value and quantity)?

--Do you sell firearms or ammunition to customers that reside
outside Argentina?

--Are you familiar with the regulations governing the import
of U.S.-origin defense articles, including restrictions on
re-transfer or re-export?

(To Paulina Pereyra Pose / Stahl Hunter)

--When was your company established and who are its
principals?

--Does the company do business under any other name? Does
the company do business in any other countries?

--What products and services does your company provide? Who
are your regular customers and where do they reside?

--What is your relationship to Pablo Pereyra Pose?

--Why did you and Paulina Pereyra Pose submit two separate
purchase orders for ammunition with two separate names? Why
did those two purchase orders bare the same purchase order
number? Why do they list different addresses? (NOTE: Compare
the data on the purchase orders listed in paragraphs 5B and
5C).

--What are your annual sales of U.S.-origin firearms and
ammunition (i.e. value and quantity)?

--Do you sell firearms or ammunition to customers that reside
outside Argentina?

--Are you familiar with the regulations governing the import
of U.S.-origin defense articles, including restrictions on
re-transfer or re-export?

(To Appropriate Import/Export and/or Law Enforcement
Authorities)

--Is Stahl Hunter properly authorized to import and sell
defense articles in Argentina? Is Pablo Pereyra Pose properly
authorized to import and sell defense articles in Argentina?
Is Paulina Pereyra Pose properly authorized to import and
sell defense articles in Argentina?

--Do you have any information on Stahl Hunter, Pablo Pereyra
Pose and/or Paulina Pereyra Pose that would question their
reliability as a recipient of U.S. defense articles?

In its reply, Post may also comment on any other information
pertinent to these transactions such as security of
facilities, end-use, and concerns about the quantities.

5. Details of license applications:

A.

DTC Case: 050187515

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

10 Weatherby Mark V Bolt Action Rifles

160 Weatherby Vanguard Bolt Action Rifles

35 Para Ordnance SX Pistols

15 Para Ordnance GI Pistols

50 North American Arms Revolvers

2 Para Ordnance Frames

License Value: USD $109,515

SELLER:

Apex International LLC
89 Broad Street
Middletown, CT 06457

FOREIGN END-USER:

Stahl Hunter
M Wield 1201
Lanus Este
Argentina
Tel: 5411 4240-3894

PURPOSE:

For commercial resale in Argentina


B.

DTC Case: 050190012

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

128,000 Rounds of Ammunition, Multiple Calibers

3,220,000 Rounds of Rimfire Ammunition, .17 and .22 Calibers

License Value: USD $219,880

SELLER:

Federal Cartridge Co./Ammunition Accessories, Inc.
Alliant Techsystems Affiliate
2299 Snake River Ave
Lewiston, ID 83501

FOREIGN END-USER:

Pereyra Pose Pablo
Av del Petroleo S/N-Berisso
Buenos Aires
Argentina
Tel: None provided

PURPOSE:

For commercial resale in Argentina

C.

DTC Case: 050190221

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

3,200,000 Rounds of Rimfire Ammunition, .17 and .22 Calibers

162,000 Rounds of Centrfire Ammunition, Multiple Calibers

License Value: USD $226,420

SELLER:

Federal Cartirdge Co. / Ammunition Accessories, Inc.
Alliant Techsystems Affiliate
2299 Snake River Ave
Lewiston, ID 83501

FOREIGN END-USER:

Paulina Pereyra Pose
Stahl Hunter
Margarita Wield 1221 Lanus Este
Buenos Aires 1824
Argentina
Tel: (54) 11-4240-3894 / (54) 11-4241-3881
Email: paulina@stahlhunter.com

PURPOSE:

For commercial resale in Argentina

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

A.

Two DSP-83 signed by Phyllis Sheridan (Apex Int'l) dated
08/27/2009 and Pablo Pereyra Pose not dated

Import Authorization No. 0121/09 (RENAR File # 9735020)
issued by the Ministry of Justice dated 08/05/2009

Purchase Order No. 0000002 from Pablo Pereyra Pose signed by
Pablo Pereyra Pose dated 08/03/2009

B.

DSP-83 signed by Patti Mann (Federal Cartridge) dated
09/15/2009 and Pablo Pereyra Pose not dated

Import Authorization No. 0129/09 (RENAR File # 9735582)
issued by the Ministry of Justice dated 08/05/2009

Purchase Order No. 2009003 from Pablo Pereyra Pose signed by
Pablo Pereyra Pose not dated

C.

DSP-83 signed by Patti Mann (Federal Cartridge) dated
09/15/2009 and Paulina Pereyra Pose (Stahl Hunter) not dated

Import Authorization No. 0130-09 (RENAR File # 9735481)
issued by the Ministry of Justice dated 08/07/2009

Purchase Order No. 2009003 from Paulina Pereyra Pose (Stahl
Hunter) signed by Paulina Pereyra Pose not dated

End-USer Statement issued by Stahl Hunter signed by Paulina
Pereyra Pose dated 09/01/2009

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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