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Cablegate: Request for Fiscal Year 2010 Jiatf-West (Jw)

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OO RUEHIK
DE RUEHLM #0953/01 2890626
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 160626Z OCT 09
FM AMEMBASSY COLOMBO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0623
RHHMUNA/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHAK/AMEMBASSY ANKARA PRIORITY 0039
RUEHKA/AMEMBASSY DHAKA PRIORITY 1947
RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD PRIORITY 8983
RUEHKT/AMEMBASSY KATHMANDU PRIORITY 7221
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON PRIORITY 5158
RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI PRIORITY 3363
RUEHNY/AMEMBASSY OSLO PRIORITY 5114
RUEHOT/AMEMBASSY OTTAWA PRIORITY 1391
RUEHSM/AMEMBASSY STOCKHOLM PRIORITY 0649
RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO PRIORITY 4225
RUEHCG/AMCONSUL CHENNAI PRIORITY 9544
RUEHBI/AMCONSUL MUMBAI PRIORITY 6844
RUEHON/AMCONSUL TORONTO PRIORITY 1320
RUEAWJL/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHDC PRIORITY
RHEFDIA/DIA WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RHMFIUU/DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 3770
RUEHNA/DEA HQS WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RHMFIUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS PRIORITY
RUWGTCG/JIATF WEST PRIORITY
RHEHAAA/NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 COLOMBO 000953

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR SCA/INSB

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL PREF PHUM PTER EAID MOPS MV
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010 JIATF-WEST (JW)
SUPPORT IN MALDIVES

COLOMBO 00000953 001.3 OF 002


1. (U) THIS IS AN INITIAL REQUEST FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010 (FY
10) JW SUPPORT IN MALDIVES, AS DEFINED AND AUTHORIZED BY THE
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 1991 (AS AMENDED).

2. (U) MALDIVES FACES A BROAD RANGE OF TRANSNATIONAL THREATS,
FROM DRUG TRAFFICKING TO POTENTIAL EXTREMIST IDEOLOGY.
DIVERSE AND ADAPTIVE TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL NETWORKS POSE A
SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGE TO MALDIVIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.
POST REQUESTS JW FACILITATE DOD AND U.S. LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY (LEA) ASSISTANCE IN COMBATING DRUG-RELATED
TRANSNATIONAL CRIME (TNC) THROUGH FOCUSED CAPACITY BUILDING
AND TRAINING EFFORTS TO ENHANCE MALDIVIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT
(LE) AND SECURITY ENTITIES, ABILITY TO INVESTIGATE AND
INTERDICT TRANS-NATIONAL CRIME THREATS/NETWORKS.

3. (U) EMBASSY COLOMBO REQUESTS JIATF WEST ASSISTANCE IN A
ICE-LED ASSESSMENT OF BOTH THE TRANSNATIONAL CRIME THREAT AND
THE SKILL, WILL AND CAPABILITY OF MALDIVIAN SECURITY AND LE
FORCES WITH REGARD TO INTERDICTING TRANSNATIONAL CRIME
ACTIVITIES AND ENSURING BORDER SECURITY. ASSESSMENT WILL
FOCUS PRIMARILY, BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY, ON ASSESSING THE
CAPACITY OF MALDIVIAN SECURITY AND LE FORCES TO IDENTIFY AND
INTERDICT FRAUDULENT DOCUMENTS, BULK CASH SMUGGLING AND CASH
COURIERS, MONEY LAUNDERING AND THREAT FINANCE,
TRAFFICKING-IN-PERSONS AND HUMAN SMUGGLING VIOLATIONS,
NARCOTICS VIOLATIONS AND SMUGGLING, AND COUNTER-PROLIFERATION
ACTIVITIES. ICE ATTACH NEW DELHI REQUESTS JIATF-W ANALYTICAL
SUPPORT AND LIAISON COORDINATION FOR THE ASSESSMENT. POC FOR
THIS REQUEST IS ICE ATTACH NEW DELHI, ELLIOTT HARBIN.

4. (U) POST ALSO REQUESTS JIATF WEST ASSISTANCE WITH
FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES:

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TRAINING
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A. (U) REQUEST JW PROVIDE BASIC ANALYTICAL TRAINING TO
ELEMENTS OF THE MALDIVIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SECURITY
FORCES TO ENHANCE HOST NATION CAPACITY FOR ANALYSIS AND
INTERDICTION OF TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL ENTITIES. POST ALSO
REQUESTS LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MILITARY TRAINING BE PROVIDED TO
SELECTED UNITS OF THE MALDIVIAN SECURITY FORCES. THE
TRAINING SHOULD ENHANCE THE RECIPIENT UNITS, ABILITIES TO
CONDUCT PATROL AND INTERDICTION OPERATIONS ALONG COASTAL AND
INLAND WATERWAYS AS WELL AS ON LAND. THIS TRAINING IS
INTENDED TO BUILD THE CAPACITIES OF LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
CLOSELY INVOLVED IN INTERDICTING NARCOTICS TRAFFIC AND
ENSURING THE SECURITY OF MALDIVIAN BORDERS. EMBASSY POINT OF
CONTACT IS LTC LARRY SMITH, DEFENSE ATTACH (DATT).

B. (U) REQUEST JW ASSESS REQUIREMENTS FOR, AND AS REQUIRED,
PROVIDE A SMALL CRAFT MAINTENANCE TRAINING TEAM (SCMTT) TO
BUILD THE MALDIVIAN COAST GUARD AND CUSTOMS BOAT MAINTENANCE
CAPABILITIES. EMBASSY POINT OF CONTACT IS LTC LARRY SMITH,
DATT.

C. (U) REQUEST JW BE PREPARED TO SUPPORT POTENTIAL U.S. LAW
ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP
MALDIVIAN LE AND SECURITY FORCES, SKILL, WILL AND CAPABILITY
TO INTERDICT TRANSNATIONAL CRIME ACTIVITIES AND HIGH-INTEREST
PERSONS. SPECIFICALLY, MISSION REQUESTS JW ASSISTANCE WITH
PROVIDING TRAINING ON FRAUDULENT DOCUMENT DETECTION, BULK

COLOMBO 00000953 002.3 OF 002


CASH SMUGGLING AND CASH COURIERS, TRAFFICKING-IN-PERSONS AND
HUMAN SMUGGLING, BASIC DRUG ENFORCEMENT, CRIMINAL
INVESTIGATIVE INTELLIGENCE AND BIOMETRICS, BORDER ENFORCEMENT
AND AIRPORT PASSENGER ANALYSIS. POC IS LTC LARRY SMITH, DATT.

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INFRASTRUCTURE
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D. (U) REQUEST JW ASSESS AND SUPPORT POTENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS FOR MALDIVIAN SECURITY AND LE
FORCES, TRAINING AND INTERAGENCY OPERATIONS. PRIORITY OF
EFFORT IS ESTABLISHING A BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR
THE DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND AN AIRPORT INTERDICTION
PROGRAM FOR MALDIVIAN CUSTOMS, POLICE, AND COAST GUARD FOR
IMPROVED BORDER CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. EMBASSY POINT
OF CONTACT IS LTC LARRY SMITH, DATT.

5. (U) THE DEFENSE ATTACH OFFICE (DAO) IS THE PRIMARY POINT
OF CONTACT FOR ALL DOD TRAINING AND SUPPORT. MISSION
REQUESTS JIATF WEST COORDINATE ALL ACTIVITIES (MEETINGS,
PLANS, TRAINING, ETC.) WITH USDAO COLOMBO PRIOR TO ENGAGING
MALDIVIAN OFFICIALS. MISSION LOOKS FORWARD TO WORKING WITH
JIATF WEST TO ADDRESS THE MANY CHALLENGES FACED BY MALDIVIAN
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SECURITY ELEMENTS.
BUTENIS

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