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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Pre-Shipment/Post-License

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UNCLAS STATE 110306

SIPDIS
SAN JOSE FOR ROBERT ANDREW

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC CS
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-SHIPMENT/POST-LICENSE
END-USE CHECK ON LICENSE 050193600

REF: 06 SAN JOSE 1569

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-shipment/post-license check on license 050193600 for
the export of pistols to Costa Rica. 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: A previous Blue Lantern indicated
that foreign consignee Koruma Lenex was selling large
quantities of firearms to Costa Rican company Armeria Rex
(REFTEL). Armeria Rex is suspected of diverting firearms to
entities outside Costa Rica. This request is for Post to
establish the bona fides of this transaction.

4. Action Request: Post is requested to establish the bona
fides of this transaction by confirming the order with the
Public Security Minister. Post is also requested to provide
any recent derogatory information on Koruma Lenex that Post
or relevant host government agencies may have received. In
its reply, Post may also comment on any other information
pertinent to these transactions such as security of
facilities and end-use.

5. Details of license applications:

DTC Case: 050193600

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

349 Beretta Model 92FS Type M9A1 Pistols, 9 x 19 Caliber

License Value: USD $209,435

SELLER:

Beretta USA Corp
17601 Beretta Drive
Accokeek, MD 20607

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Grupo Lenex (Koruma Lenex Seguridad, S.A.)
Bello Horizonte de Escazu
Del Super Saretto 200 Est
San Jose
Costa Rica

FOREIGN END-USER:

National Armament (Public Security Minister)
Dulce Nombre de Coronado
Del Servicentro el Trpiche 700 Norte, 125 Oeste
San Jose
Costa Rica

PURPOSE:

For exclusive use by the National Armament (Public Security
Minister) only.

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

DSP-83 Nontransfer and Use Certificate signed by Jeffrey Reh
(Beretta) dated 10/07/2009; William Hidalgo (National
Armament Director) dated 09/22/2009; and Marco Aguilar
(Koruma Lenex) dated 09/22/2009

Import Permit No. 2134-2009-DGA-OT issued by the Public
Security Minister signed by William Hidalgo dated 09/22/2009
dated 01/12/2009

Public Security Ministry Tender Reward Resolution Tender No.
2009LA-000171-9003 Awarded to Koruma Lenex signed by Jose
Ramirez Perez dated 09/21/2009

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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