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

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UNCLAS STATE 113907

SIPDIS
BOGOTA FOR CHRIS DAVY

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC CO
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050197112

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 license 050197112 for the export of
ammunition to Colombia. 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: The ammunition listed on this license
is of a military caliber and is tightly controlled. The
ammunition is specifically sought by criminal and terrorist
organizations in the region. This request is for Post to
verify this order with the government end-user and to
establish the bona fides of foreign intermediate consignee,
JFW Colombia S.A.

4. Action Request: Post is requested to establish the bona
fides of this transaction and foreign intermediate consignee
JFW Colombia S.A. by making inquiries to representatives of
the company and appropriate authorities of the Government of
Colombia. The following points are included for guidance:

(To JFW Colombia S.A.)

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

--The purchase order to the U.S. vendor comes from JFW
American Technology. What is your relationship to this
company? What services do you provide to the company? How
are you compensated? Do you have a legally binding contract
with the company?

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

--What are you annual sales of U.S.-origin firearms and
ammunition?

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

--Please provide all documentation for this transaction in
order to confirm the ultimate end-user.

--What role is JFW Colombia S.A. playing in this transaction?
What role does JFW American Technology play in this
transaction?

--Will you ever have physical possession of this ammunition?
If so, please describe the security measures and procedures
in place.

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

(To Policia Nacional de Colombia)

--Can you confirm this order of ammunition? Please verify
the exact quantity.

--What role is JFW Colombia S.A. playing in this transaction?
Will the company ever have physical possession of this
ammunition? Have you had any contact with JFW American
Technology? If so, please describe their role in this
transaction.

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

--Is JFW Colombia S.A. properly authorized to import and sell
defense articles in Colombia?

--Do you have any information on JFW Colombia S.A. 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 entities involved.

5. Details of license applications:

DTC Case: 050197112

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

8,424 Rounds, Hornady .50 Caliber (12.7 x 99mm) BMG A-Max
Match Ammunition

12,193 Rounds, Hornady 7.62 x 51mm Ammunition

License Value: USD $78,426

SELLER:

Valor Corporation of Florida
1001 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway
Sunrise, FL 33323

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:

JFW Colombia S.A.
Calle 93 B no. 16-08 Oficina 307
Bogota, Colombia
Tel: 6166057 / 6183891
Email: rilroig@cable.net.co / rilroig@jfwameritech.com

FOREIGN END-USER:

Policia Nacional de Colombia
Carrera 59 No. 26-21, CAN
Bogota, Colombia

PURPOSE:

For exclusive use by the Colombian National Police.

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

DSP-83 signed by Harry Lopez (Valor Corporation) dated
10/27/2009; Rafael Parra Garzon (Policia Nacional) dated
09/24/2009); and Luz Marina Bustos Castaneda (Policia
Nacional) dated 09/24/2009

Purchase Order from JFW American Technology signed by Jordi
Lopez dated 10/20/2009

Contract No. 06-2-10108-09 issued by the Policia Nacional de
Colombia signed by Brig Gen Luz Marina Bustos Castaneda
(Finance and Administrative Director, Policia Nacional) and
Ricardo Javier Lopez Roig (JFW American Technology / JFW
Colombia S.A.)

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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