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Cablegate: Debriefing of Cs-07-125859 On February 1, 2010.

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DE RUEHOS #0053/01 0421129
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 091022Z FEB 10 ZDK
FM AMCONSUL LAGOS
TO RUEABND/DEA HQS WASHINGTON DC
RUEABNE/EPIC EL PASO TX
RUEHBO/AMEMBASSY BOGOTA
RUEHPE/AMEMBASSY LIMA
RUEHQT/AMEMBASSY QUITO
RUEHRO/AMEMBASSY ROME 0001
RUEHSO/AMCONSUL SAO PAULO

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 05 LAGOS 000053

SIPDIS
ATTN: DEA HQ OGE/ MENDOSA/WAGNER
SOD/ABBOTT/GILMER
NCTE/UPP-THOPMPSON/GOTCHALL
ROME CO/BENSON/MAY/O???BRIEN
LIMA/STENKAMP
WILSON, K/ POIST
BOGOTA CO/RD BERGMAN
QUITO CO/GOLDBERG/CUNDITH.

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SNAR DEA
SUBJECT: DEBRIEFING OF CS-07-125859 ON FEBRUARY 1, 2010.

REF: GFXL-07-8001 SFIP AFRICAN FRONTIER; UP-10-0004 WOLEX ET AL
GFUP-09-4001 SEA RELIANCE; ZQ-10-0020 CHINYELUGO, IKECHUKWA JOSEPH
UP-06-0007 AKINDELE, OKUMOLUYI; CS-07-125859

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DRUG RELATED INFORMATION

1. THE LAGOS CO DEBRIEFED CS-07-125859 (CS) REGARDING THE

ACTIVITIES OF NIGERIAN TRAFFICKERS OPERATING IN SOUTH

AMERICA. NIFGERIAN NATIONAL WOLEX AND ASSOCIATES ARE

CURRENTLY COORDINATING THE MARITIME AND AIR CARGO

SMUGGLING OF LARGE QUANTITIES OF COCAINE FROM SOUTH

AMERICA TO WEST AFRICA AND THE LAUNDERING OF DUG

PROCEEDS.

2. DURING THE LAST MONTHS OF 2009 TO FEBRUARY 2010, CS-

07-125859 (CS) HAS BEEN IN CONTACT WITH NIGERIAN DRUG

TRAFFICKERS WHO HAVE ESTABLISHED COCAINE SMUGGLING

ROUTES FROM QUITO, ECUADOR AND OTHER COUNTRIES IN

SOUTH AMERICA THROUGH BRAZIL INTO WEST AFRICA,

UTILIZING DIFFERENT METHODS, INCLUDING MARITIME

SMUGGLING AND AIRPORT CARGO LOADS. (OAF-C01-UP-10;

OAF-E02/E03-UP-10)

3. NIGERIAN TRAFFICKER, KNOWN ONLY AS IDOWU, IS CURRENTLY

RESIDING IN QUITO, ECUADOR, USING CELL PHONE NUMBER

+593-8099-0198. IDOWU WAS A PARTNER OF DECEASED

NIGERIAN DRUG TRAFFICKER, ABUGA, OLATUNJI LUKMON.

ABUGA WAS KILLED IN 2007 BY UNIDENTIFIED DRUG

TRAFFICKERS IN NIGERIA. THE CS EXPLAINED THAT IDOWU

RELOCATED TO ECUADOR RIGHT AFTER ABUGA WAS KILLED.

FROM ECUADOR, IDOWU NETWORKS WITH OTHER NIGERIAN DRUG

TRAFFICKERS THAT ARE ESTABLISHED IN SOUTH AMERICA.

RECENTLY, IDOWU TRAVELED TO VENEZUELA TO COORDINATE

WITH OTHER NIGERIAN TRAFFICKERS FOR THE SHIPMENT OF

COCAINE LOADS. IDOWU HAS INVITED THE CS TO ECUADOR TO

MEET WITH IDOWU AND HIS ASSOCIATES IN SOUTH AMERICA,

TO FURTHER EXPAND HIS DRUG SMUGGLING OPERATIONS.

THERE ARE NO VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR NIGERIANS TO ENTER

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ECUADOR. THE VISA WAIVER POLICY MAKES IT EASIER FOR

FREE MOVEMENT OF NIGERIANS INTO ECUADOR. THE CS ALSO

STATED THAT IDOWU COORDINATES SHIPMENTS OF UNKNOWN

QUANTITIES OF COCAINE FROM ECUADOR THROUGH SOUTH

AFRICA. (AOF-A05-UP-10; AOF-B00-UP-10)

4. ANOTHER NIGERIAN TRAFFICKER ONLY KNOWN AS MUDA HAS

ESTABLISHED HIS DRUG SMUGGLING OPERATIONS IN

VENEZUELA. MUDA VISITED LAGOS, NIGERIA IN LATE 2009

FOR THE OPENING OF HIS (MUDA'S) HOTEL NAMED CARACAS,

LOCATED IN ONIKE, YABA - LAGOS, NIGERIA. THE CS STATED

THAT AT THE CEREMONY WAS AKINDELE, OKUMOLUYI, A

NIGERIAN DRUG TRAFFICKER WHO WAS RECENTLY RELEASED

FROM PRISON AFTER SERVING A FOUR-YEAR SENTENCE FOR

DRUG RELATED CHARGES. MUDA AND AKINDELE WERE

ASSOCIATES BEFORE AKINDELE WAS ARRESTED. DURING HIS

STAY IN NIGERIA FOR THE HOTEL OPENING, MUDA ALLEGEDLY

PROVIDED AKINDELE WITH AN INFINITE SUV AND 15 MILLION

NAIRA (NIGERIAN CURRENCY, APPROXIMATELY $10,000 US

CURRENCY) TO BEGIN HIS DRUG SMUGGLING VENTURES. THE CS

REPORTED THAT RECENTLY AKINDELE HAD RELOCATED TO

VENEZUELA TO SET UP ROUTES FROM VENEZUELA TO WEST

AFRICA. (AOF-A05-UP-10; AOF-E00-UP-10)

5. DURING MUDA'S STAY IN NIGERIA, MUDA MET WITH THE CS.

THE CS STATED THAT MUDA WORKS WITH NIGERIAN DRUG

TRAFFICKER ONLY KNOWN AS WOLEX AND THAT THEY

COORDINATE MARITIME TRANSPORTATION OF LARGE QUANTITIES

OF COCAINE FROM SOUTH AMERICA TO WEST AFRICA. THE CS

STATED THAT WOLEX HAS A HOUSE IN VENEZUELA AND THAT HE

(WOLEX) TRAVELS BETWEEN ECUADOR AND VENEZUELA TO

CONDUCT DRUG SMUGGLING VENTURES. (AOF-A05-UP-10; AOFC01-

UP-10; AOF-E02-UP-10)

6. ON JANUARY 21, 2010, WOLEX CONTACTED THE CS. WOLEX IS

CURRENTLY IN SAO PAOLO, BRAZIL, UTILIZING CELL PHONE

NUMBER +55-1181406568. WOLEX ASKED THE CS IF THE CS

WILL BE WILLING TO TRAVEL TO ECUADOR. THE CS REPLIED

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THAT AS SOON THE CS FINISHES HIS/HER AFFAIRS. WOLEX

ASKED THE CS TO CONTACT ONE OF WOLEX'S ASSOCIATES IN

LAGOS, NIGERIA, ALHAJI ISMALA AND PROVIDED A CELL

PHONE NUMBER FOR ISMALA +234-807-702-2490. (AOF-B00-

UP-10)

7. ON JANUARY 22, 2010, THE CS MET WITH ISMALA IN LAGOS,

NIGERIA. ISMALA ASKED THE CS TO MEET HIM AT HIS

RESIDENCE, NO. 9 ALHAJI LATEFF SHOFOWORA GBAGADA,

LAGOS ESTATE, LAGOS, NIGERIA. THE CS DESCRIBED ISMALA

AS A BLACK MALE, APPROXIMATELY 45 YOA, ABOUT 5'6" AND

150 LBS. THE CS STATED THAT ISMALA IS A MUSLIM. THE CS

DESCRIBED THE DWELLING AS LOCATED AT THE END OF A DIRT

ROAD, BEHIND A METAL GREEN COLORED GATE. THE UPPER

PART OF THE DWELLING HAS GREEN MOLDED LETTERS ON THE

WALL THAT READS "OLA MOTHER", WHICH IN YORUBA LANGUAGE

MEANS "WEALTH MOTHER". THE CS FURTHER STATED THAT THE

RESIDENCE HAS GREEN TRIMMING. DURING THE MEETING,

ISMALA TOLD THE CS THAT HE (ISMALA) HAD TRAVELED AT

LEAST TWO TIMES TO ECUADOR AND VENEZUELA. ISMALA

FURTHER TOLD THE CS THAT HE (ISMALA) WORKS WITH WOLEX

AND THEY HAVE THREE MARITIME VESSELS IN NIGERIA THAT

THEY UTILIZE TO TRANSPORT LOADS OF COCAINE INTO WEST

AFRICA. ISMALA ASKED THE CS THAT WHEN THE CS TRAVELS

TO ECUADOR TO TAKE A RING (HAND JEWELRY) FOR WOLEX.

THE CS AGREED AND TOLD ISMALA THAT THEY WILL BE IN

CONTACT BEFORE THE CS TRAVELS TO ECUADOR. (AOF-A05-UP-

10)

NON-DRUG RELATED INFORMATION

8. THE CS DID NOT PROVIDE ANY NON-DRUG RELATED

INFORMATION.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

9. THE CS DID NOT PROVIDE ANY FINANCIAL RELATED

INFORMATION.

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TERRORIST INFORMATION

10. THE CS DID NOT PROVIDE ANY TERRORIST RELATED

INFORMATION.

11. THE LAGOS CO HAD SUBMITTED THE ABOVE LISTED

TELEPHONE NUMBERS TO THE DEA DARTS SYSTEM UNDER UP-10-

0004 AND GFUP-09-4001. PLEASE INCLUDE THE LAGOS CO ON

ALL ACTION RESPONSES SO THE INVESTIGATION CAN BE

JOINTLY COORDINATED.

12. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DEA AGENTS MANUAL SECTION

6242.11, THIS TELETYPE WAS PREPARED IN LIEU OF A DEA-

6, REPORT OF INVESTIGATION. PLEASE DIRECT ANY

QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE INFORMATION IN THIS CABLE TO

COUNTRY ATTACHC0 SAM GAYE, SA VINCE CARPIO OR SA

ANNELIESE CARPIO AT THE LAGOS CO, +234-1460-3440.

INDEXING SECTION

1. WOLEX - NADDIS 7033188 - AKA RICKY WOLASTON, NIGERIAN

MALE RESIDING IN QUITO, ECUADOR AND SAO PAOLO, BRAZIL.

ECUADOR CELL PHONE NUMBERS +593-8465-8223; BRAZIL CELL

PHONE NUMBER +55-1181406568. E-MAIL ACCOUNT

MARIWOL2007@YAHOO.COM. PER CS, CONTROLS MOVEMENT OF

THE MV SEA RELIANCE TO FACILITATE THE TRANSPORTATION

OF COCAINE FROM SOUTH AMERICA TO THE WEST COAST OF

AFRICA.

2. ABUGA, OLATUNJI LUKMON - NADDIS 5132426 - DECEASED.

3. IDOWU - NADDIS INCONCLUSIVE - NIGERIAN TRAFFICKER

BASED IN QUITO, ECUADOR, CELL PHONE NUMBER 011-593-

8099-0198.

4. MUDA - NADDIS INCONCLUSIVE - NIGERIAN TRAFFICKER BASED

IN VENEZUELA, ASSOCIATED WITH WOLEX (NN 7033188).

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OWNER OF THE HOTEL CARACAS IN ONIKE, YABA-LAGOS.

5. AKINDELE, OKUMOLUYI - NADDIS 6259817 - NIGERIAN

TRAFFICKER RECENTLY RELEASED FROM NIGERIAN PRISON FOR

DRUG RELATED CHARGES, ASSOCIATED WITH MUDA AND WOLEX

(NN7033188), RECENTLY RELOCATED TO VENEZUELA.
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