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Cablegate: Brazil: Response to Blue Lantern Level 3:

VZCZCXYZ0002
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHBR #0162 0422257
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 112255Z FEB 10
FM AMEMBASSY BRASILIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0471
INFO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHINGTON DC
RUEHBR/AMEMBASSY BRASILIA
RUEHRG/AMCONSUL RECIFE
RUEHRI/AMCONSUL RIO DE JANEIRO
RUEHSO/AMCONSUL SAO PAULO
RUETIAA/DODSPECONE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS BRASILIA 000162

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS
SIPDIS
FOR PM/DTCC-BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC PREL BR
SUBJECT: BRAZIL: RESPONSE TO BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3:
POST-LICENSE/PRE-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK ON LICENSE 050196988

REF: STATE 119079; IIR 6 809 0246 09

1.(SBU) In response to the Ref A request, U.S. Embassy Political
Section conducted inquires regarding the buyer, Mr. Franciosi, who
has no business related to the firearms industry inside or outside
Brazil. According to Mr. Franciosi, he is using the 03 rifles for
hunting purposes. He has federal permission to carry the .380
caliber pistol. Also, he says that the .40 caliber pistol is for
shooting championship in Brazil and the 357 MAG pistol is for his
private collection. The buyer maintains 17 firearms in his private
collection and says he is familiar with all US regulations,
including restrictions on re-transfer or re-export of U.S. origin
defense articles.

2. (SBU) Further investigation conducted by Post's RSO found the
buyer to have one Federal Police investigation against him on
articles 27 and 29 of the Environment Law (use of unauthorized
agricultural products). He also has another indictment from Bahia
State Civil Police regarding the crimes related to articles 203,
1????
and 207 of the Brazilian Criminal Code (Labor Law transgressions).

3. (SBU) There are no police investigations or indictments on Mr.
Franciosi related to firearms.
SHANNON

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