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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Post-Shipment End-Use Check

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UNCLAS STATE 007159

SIPDIS
COLOMBIA FOR KRISTIN HAWORTH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC CO
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050082978

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 post-shipment check on license 050082978 for the
export of night vision goggles (NVGs) to
Colombia. Post is requested to complete this Blue Lantern
check within 45 days. Lack of response to a Blue Lantern
check will affect pending and future licenses involving
parties to this license.

3. Reason for request: Due to the sensitivity of the
equipment and the potential for their diversion or misuse,
the Department of State and the Department of Defense have
policies of carefully scrutinizing NVG export licenses and
taking steps to ensure proper end-use. Provisos attached
to these licenses obligate the end-user to secure the NVGs
from loss, theft, or unauthorized access, and to perform
routine inventory checks by serial number. These records
are to be made available for review upon US Government
request. Provisos also obligate the end-user to immediately
notify DDTC upon loss,
theft and/or destruction of these articles.

4. Action Request: Post is requested to confirm continued
possession by the Colombian National Police of
the NVGs, to determine the serial numbers of the NVGs, and
to verify that all NVGs are secure and being used only for
the purpose stated on the license. Department requests
that post conduct a site visit, if possible, in order to
gather and verify this information. If a site visit is
not possible, please obtain official written confirmation
of receipt and possession, and inform PM/DTCC case officer.
END ACTION

5. For background, the following details of the license in
question are provided:

DTC Case: 050082978

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

351 AN/PVS 14A Night Vision Monoculars Gen III FOM not to
exceed 1250 with standard accessories

License Value: USD 1,456,650.00

COMMENT: According to U.S. export data, 239 NVGs were
exported to Colombia on 15 August 2008 and 112
NVGs were exported to Colombia on 22 January 2009
END COMMENT

SELLER:

Nightline, Inc.
10705 SW 104 St.
Miami, FL 33176
POC is Cris Bartolomeo, Tel. 423-727-5900

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Zona Aduanera - Fondo Rotatorio
48th St. South No. 46-00
Bogota
Colombia
No POC or Tel. provided

FOREIGN END-USER:

Colombian National Police
Transversal 45 No. 40-11 Direccion General 2nd Floor Suite 210
Bogota
Colombia
POC is Director Administrativo y Financiero Policia Nacional
de Colombia,
Coronel Nelson Aceros Rangel, Tel. 3159550

PURPOSE:

NVGs will be used in support of different activities of
different groups in support of the fight against drug traffic
and antiterrorist operations

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

--Nontransfer and Use Certificate (Form DSP-83), submitted by
the Colombian National Police signed by the Director
Administrativo y Financiero Policia Nacional de Colombia,
Coronel Nelson Aceros Rangel 14 December 2007, and by
Director General, Fondo Rotatorio de la Policia Nacional,
Coronel Luis Humberto Pachon Buitrago on 14 December 2007,
and by Brigadier General, Subdirector General - Policia
Nacional de Colombia, Rafael Para Garzon.

--End-use Statement submitted by Director Administrativo y
Financiero Policia Nacional de Colombia,
Coronel Nelson Aceros Rangel, signed on 14 December 2007.

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 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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