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

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 STATE 004067

SIPDIS
EAST TIMOR FOR SEAN STEIN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC TT
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON APPLICATION 050209036

REF: 2006 BLUE LANTERN GUIDEBOOK

1. This is an Action Request. See paragraphs 2-4.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Post's assistance in conducting
a pre-license check on application 050209036 for the export
of grenade launchers and pepper spray canisters to
Timor-Leste. Embassy 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: unfamiliar foreign consignee, Dili
Defense and Supplies (DDS). The company has not appeared on
previous licenses nor have its bona fides been verified by a
Blue Lantern check.

4. ACTION DILI: Embassy is requested to make inquiries with
appropriate authorities to determine if the Policia Nacional
Timor Leste (PNTL) ordered the grenade launchers and pepper
spray from DDS and if so, verify the amount and that the
items will be used for the purpose stated on the license.
PM/DTCC also requests that post conduct a site visit to DDS
in order to provide Department with an assessment of its
business operations and on-site security. Finally, post is
asked to assess whether the company appears to be a reliable
recipient of USML items. If a site visit is not possible,
please inform the PM/DTCC officer.

The following questions are provided as suggested guidance:

----What is the exact end-use for these USML items? Will DDS
retain positive control over the grenade launchers and pepper
spray at all times prior to turning them over to the PNTL?

--Does the company have secure facilities and proper
accounting and security procedures for handling sensitive
USML items?

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

--What is the nature of its business -- what type of items
does it handle, does it serve as a broker?

--What type of organizations are among its typical customers
and where are the customers located?

--Does the company understand the restrictions on United
States Munitions List (USML) items, especially the
prohibition against unauthorized re-transfer and re-export?
END ACTION

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 050209036

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

5 TGL-6 40mm Multi Grenade Launcher
100 1440 L1 MK-4 Pepper Spray Canisters

License Value: USD 13,080.00

SELLER:

Combined Systems, Inc.
98 Cuttermill Rd. - Suite 231
Great Neck, NY 11021
POC is Jacob Kravel, Tel. 516-482-8484 ext. 1003

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Dili Defense and Supplies
No. 88, Rua Matires Da Patria Landmark Plaza, Unit #02-11
Fatuhada, Dili
POC is Johnny Leong, Tel. 670 732 9856

FOREIGN END-USER:

Policia Nacional Timor Leste

STATE 00004067 002 OF 002


Commando Nacional De Operacoes
Dili
East Timor
POC is BOP Commander, Agustino Gomes, No Tel. provided

PURPOSE:

Used for riot and crowd control.

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

--DSP-83 Nontransfer and Use Certificate submitted by the
PNTL, signed by BOP Commander, Agustino Gomes on 3 August
2009, and by Dr. PNTL representative, Dr. Longuinos Monteiro
on 4 August 2009, and by DDS representative, Johnny Leong
(undated).

--Purchase Order No. PO-COM-SYS-1/10/2009 submitted by DDS,
signed by DDS representative, Johnny Leong on 15 October 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 Tim Mazzarelli, Phone:
202-663-3867; Email: MazzarelliTP@state.gov; SIPRNET:
MazzarelliTP@state.sgov.gov. The Blue Lantern Guidebook
(ref) is available as a PDF file in the Bunche Library's
E-Book Collection on the DOS Intranet:
http://buncheelectroniclibrary.state.gov/eboo ks/
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%20 final .pdf

8. Department is grateful for post's assistance in this
matter.
CLINTON

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