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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Colombia Unable to Supply Small Arms To

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FM AMEMBASSY BOGOTA
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INFO RHEFDIA/DIA WASHINGTON DC
RHEHAAA/NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFIUU/CDR USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL
RHMFIUU/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC
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SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: COLOMBIA UNABLE TO SUPPLY SMALL ARMS TO
HAITIAN NATIONAL POLICE

1. (SBU) EmbOff delivered reftel demarche to Colombian Defense
Ministry (MOD) officials on February 25. The officials responded
that export of arms from Colombia is difficult if not impossible due
to complex legal regulations. The officials also indicated that the
MOD does not currently have excess supplies of the lethal and
less-than-lethal items requested in reftel.

2. (U) Minimize Considered.


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