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Cablegate: Counternarcotics -- U.S.-Indonesia Cooperation

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INFO RUCNARF/ASEAN REGIONAL FORUM COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 JAKARTA 001824

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR EAP, EAP/MTS, EAP/MLS, EAP/RSP, EAP/INR,
S/CT, INR, DS/ATA
DEPARTMENT FOR DS FO, DS/ATA
NSC FOR D.WALTON
SINGAPORE FOR DEA
KUALA LUMPUR FOR G.CHAPMAN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL SNAR ASEC ID
SUBJECT: COUNTERNARCOTICS -- U.S.-INDONESIA COOPERATION

REF: JAKARTA 1791

1. (U) This message is Sensitive but Unclassified -- Please
handle accordingly.

2. (SBU) SUMMARY: Engagement with the GOI on counternarcotics
remains a high Mission priority. On October 23, the DCM met
with Indonesian National Narcotics Board (BNN) officials to
discuss the new GOI narcotics law and ongoing GOI-USG
narcotics cooperation. Close and long-standing cooperation
between Indonesia and a cohesive Mission interagency group
helped shape the new legislation, primarily through the Joint
Interagency Counter Drug Operations Center (JIACDOC). The
DCM,s participation in the closing ceremony of a joint
training session underscored the U.S. commitment to continued
cooperation and assistance. END SUMMARY.

NEW LEGISLATION

3. (SBU) At their October 23 meeting, the DCM and BNN/JIACDOC
officials, including BNN Executive Director Brigadier General
(Ret.) Jeanne Mandagi and JIACDOC Director Police Brigadier
General Tommy Sagiman discussed the new narcotics
legislation. The new law established BNN as an independent
law enforcement agency with expanded investigative powers,
including direct engagement with prosecutors to initiate
prosecutions and the authority to conduct wiretapping
(reftel). Although BNN,s proposed organizational structure
remains to be approved, Mandagi noted to the DCM that BNN
will need to train hundreds of new investigators pursuant to
the new legislation. A USG interagency cooperative group is
poised to assist.

ROBUST USG INTERAGENCY COOPERATION

4. (SBU) In the six years leading up to this legislation, BNN
worked closely with several U.S. agencies--primarily the U.S.
Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA),
which is supported and funded by the DOD Joint Interagency
Task Force West (JIATF-West) and has the lead on GOI-USG
narcotics cooperation. DEA and JIATF-West closely coordinate
with the Country Team to carry out coherent and focused
counternarcotics engagement with the GOI, usually in the form
of training, training infrastructure support, establishment
of intelligence fusion centers, and intelligence support.

5. (SBU) The Bureau for International Narcotics and Law
Enforcement Affairs (INL) coordinates with DEA on the
implementation of strategic counternarcotics policy. The
Bureau of Diplomatic Security Office of Anti-Terrorism
Assistance (DS/ATA), which is partially funded by the Office
of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism (S/CT) cooperates
with JIATF West on police investigative procedure training
designed to reinforce rule of law within the Indonesian law
enforcement community. JIATF West supports the U.S.
Department of Justice International Criminal Investigative
Assistance Program (ICITAP) in Indonesia, which is primarily
funded by INL, by providing training and support of training
infrastructure development to complement the nascent BNN
portion of ICITAP,s robust marine police law enforcement
program. As part of the DEA-JIATF partnership in Indonesia,
JIATF West is currently funding the DEA position in Jakarta
and providing an intelligence analyst to support the DEA
position.

NATIONAL ACADEMY

6. (SBU) The DCM noted that the establishment of the national
narcotics academy in Lido, Sukabumi, West Java was a good
example of joint endeavors between the two governments.
Mandagi agreed that the academy is part of a long history of
GOI-USG cooperation in the close counternarcotics
partnership. BNN requested USG assistance to meet the
training needs stemming from the new narcotics law and BNN,s
expanded law enforcement authority. DEA and JIATF-West have
worked hand-in-hand with BNN on the academy's establishment.
The academy is expected to open in 2010 (construction is
scheduled to begin in November) and will eventually evolve

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into a regional counterdrug center that will benefit
Indonesian interagency and regional partners.

JOINT INTERAGENCY COUNTER DRUG OPS CENTER (JIACDOC)

7. (SBU) DEA, with support and funding from JIATF-West, has
sponsored a fusion center network for the BNN since 2004.
The Joint Interagency Counter Drug Operations Center
(JIACDOC) is an Indonesian interagency intelligence and
operations center focused on counternarcotics and
transnational crime intelligence collection and interdiction.
It is jointly staffed by the Indonesian National Police,
Indonesian Customs, Indonesian Immigration and other
Indonesian government organizations.

8. (SBU) The DCM attended the closing ceremony of a DS/ATA
Proactive Internet Investigation course held at JIACDOC as
part of his October 23 schedule. The DCM encouraged the
class of Indonesian Cyber Investigators to share what they
accomplished in the training with other members of their
units and to put what they have learned into practice. The
DS/ATA-sponsored instructor reported that one of the course's
exercises resulted in a potential investigation, and the DCM
noted that it was likely that future work by one, if not
more, of the investigators would result in the saving of a
number of lives.

9. (SBU) July 2007 legislation officially recognized the
JIACDOC as part of the organizational structure of BNN. Seven
JIACDOC outstations were established at key airports and
seaports to provide BNN and its interagency partners with a
criminal information management network to consolidate
information collection, investigations, and enforcement
operations from the national to local level. The JIACDOC is
equipped with a computer-based training classroom where the
U.S. and GOI partners have conducted numerous courses.

10. (SBU) The close cooperation that DEA, JIATF-West, and
other USG agencies and offices, have forged with the
Indonesian National Narcotics Board is a solid example of
U.S. best practices for interagency cooperation in action.
The results, both immediate and long-term, have strengthened
the GOI-USG relationship.
HUME

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