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Viewing cable 08STATE22315, BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
08STATE22315 2008-03-04 21:09 2011-03-07 18:06 UNCLASSIFIED Secretary of State
Appears in these articles:
http://www.nacion.com/2011-03-06/Investigacion/NotasDestacadas/Investigacion2702320.aspx
http://www.nacion.com/2011-03-06/Investigacion/NotasSecundarias/Investigacion2702325.aspx
http://www.nacion.com/2011-03-06/Investigacion/NotaPrincipal/Investigacion2702324.aspx
http://www.nacion.com/2011-03-06/Investigacion/NotasSecundarias/Investigacion2702326.aspx
http://www.nacion.com/2011-03-06/Investigacion/NotasSecundarias/Investigacion2702327.aspx
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FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHSJ/AMEMBASSY SAN JOSE 0000
INFO RUETIAA/DIRNSA FT GEORGE G MEADE MD
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC 0000
RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC 0000
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHINGTON DC 0000
UNCLAS STATE 022315 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
SAN JOSE FOR ROBERT ANDREW 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: CS ETTC KOMC
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK 
ON LICENSE 05-050090336 
 
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 license 05-050090336 for the export of 
pistols and revolvers to Costa Rica. Post 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: To establish the bona fides of 
end-user, Mundi Arms de San Jose SA. 
 
4. Action Request: Post is requested to establish the bona 
fides of end-user, Mundi Arms de San Jose SA, as a legitimate 
recipient of the United States Munitions List (USML) items 
listed below. Post should also question end-user on their 
familiarity with the International Traffic in Arms Regulation 
(ITAR). The following points have been included for guidance: 
 
(To Mundi Arms de San Jose SA) -- How long has your company 
been in the business of importing and selling defense 
articles in Costa Rica? What services and products are sold 
by your company? Who are your regular customers and where do 
they reside? Are you familiar with the regulations governing 
the import of U.S.-origin defense articles, including 
restrictions on re-transfer or re-export? 
 
In its reply, Post may also comment on any other information 
pertinent to these transactions such as security of 
facilities, end-use, and concerns about the entities involved. 
. 
5. Details of license application: 
 
DTC Case: 05-050090336 
 
QUANTITY/COMMODITY: 
 
10 Smith & Wesson 9mm Pistols, Model 99 
 
10 Walther 9mm Pistols, Model P-38 
 
5 Walther .9x19mm Caliber Pistols, Model P-5 
 
20 Astra .38 Special Revolvers, Model NC-6 
 
License Value: USD $10,790 
 
SELLER: 
 
Century Arms, Inc. 
236 Bryce Blvd. 
Fairfax, VT 
05454 
Tel: 802.527.1258 
 
FOREIGN CONSIGNEE: 
 
Same as End-User 
 
FOREIGN END-USER: 
 
Mundi Arms de San Jose SA 
PO Box 4770-1000 Ced. Jur. #3 101-147776 
San Jose, Costa Rica 
 
or 
 
Apdo 1848-1000 
San Jose, Costa Rica 
Tel/Fax: 221-1189 
 
PURPOSE: 
 
For commercial resale in Costa Rica 
 
6. Submitted in support of the license application were the 
following documents (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to Posts 
upon request): 
 
DSP-83 signed by Rafael Polini dated 01/28/2008 and George 
Samson dated 02/22/2008 
 
Import Permit issued by Ministerio de Seguridad Publica 
signed by William Hidalgo Echavarria on 01/30/2008 
 
Purchase Order from Mundi Arms de San Jose SA dated 
01/28/2008 and signed by Rafael Polini 
 
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 Kyle M. Ballard, Phone: 
202-663-1929; Email: BallardKM@state.gov; SIPRNET: 
BallardKM@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://virtuallibrary.state.gov/ 
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%2520 final .pdf 
 
8. Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this 
matter. 
RICE