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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
09STATE98639
2009-09-23 12:53
2011-08-30 01:44
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Secretary of State

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UNCLAS STATE 098639

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS
MANILA FOR GRAZNYA COFFIN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC RP
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 2: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK ON LICENSES 050175550, 050189258, AND 050189260

¶1. (U) This is an Action Request. See paragraph 4.

¶2. (U) The Department’s Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Post’s assistance in conducting
a pre-license checks on licenses 050175550, 050189258 and
050189260 for the export of pistols to the Philippines. 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. (SBU) Reason for Request: Information obtained by PM/DTCC
indicates that foreign consignee Trust Trade may be using
fraudulent supporting documentation to import Glock handguns
into the Philippines for resale and possible re-export. The
information also suggests that individuals within the
Government of the Philippines with authority to issue import
certificates and/or government purchase orders may be
knowingly providing these fraudulent documents (NOTE: This
information may lead to a criminal investigation and should
be held closely. END NOTE). This request is for Post to
establish the bona fides of these transactions and Trust
Trade.

¶4. (U) Action Request: Post is requested to establish the
bona fides of these transactions and foreign consignee Trust
Trade by making inquiries to representatives of the company
and appropriate authorities of the Government of the
Philippines. The following points are included for guidance:

(To Trust Trade)

–When was your company established and who are its
principals?

–Your purchase order indicates that your company is owned by
GIGI Industries Inc. When was that company established and
who are its principals? Where does that company reside?
What other companies does GIGI Industries own and/or operate?
Where do those companies reside?

–What products and services does your company provide? Who
are your regular customers and where do they reside?

–What are your annual sales of U.S.-origin firearms?

–How did your company become a distributor of Glock firearms
in the Philippines? When was this relationship established?
What are your annual sales of Glock firearms and who are the
typical customers? Who is your usual liaison with Glock (HK)
Limited of Hong Kong? With Glock Inc. of the United States?
Do you direct all of your purchase orders to Glock (HK)
Limited (vice Glock Inc. of the United States)?

–For the transactions involving the Philippine National
Police, will your company ever have physical possession of
those firearms? Please provide all documentation for those
transactions.

–Are you familiar with the regulations governing the import
of U.S.-origin defense articles, including restrictions on
re-transfer or re-export?

(To Philippine National Police)

–Can the PNP confirm the order of the firearms listed on
license applications 05017550 and 050189258?

–Can you confirm that the firearms listed below are being
purchased for official use by the PNP?

–Why didn’t the Chief Accountant sign Purchase Order No.
PNPPO#0-092508-017 as Mr. Antonio P Petrato had for
PNPPO#O-270709-011?

(To Appropriate Import/Export and/or Law Enforcement
Authorities)

–Is Trust Trade legally permitted to own and/or operate a
firearms business in the Philippines?

–Is GIGI Industries legally permitted to own and/or operate
a firearms business in the Philippines?

–Do you have any information on Trust Trade or GIGI
Industries that would question their reliability as a
recipient of U.S. defense articles?

In its reply, Post is encouraged to comment on any other
information pertinent to these transactions such as security
of facilities, end-use, and concerns about the entities
involved.

¶5. (U) Details of license applications:

¶A.

DTC Case: 050175550 (NOTE: This license was approved by
PM/DTCC but no shipment has yet been made)

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

2,000 Glock Model 17 Pistols, 9mm

2,000 9mm Magazines

License Value: USD $536,000

SELLER:

Glock Inc
6000 Highlands Parkway
Smyrna, GA 30082

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Trust Trade
Unit 22 Facilities Centre Building, Shaw Blvd.
Mandaluyong
Philippines
Tel: ( 63-2) 531.1327/42
Email: trusttrad@skyinet.net

END-USER:

Philippines National Police
Camp Crame
Quezon City
Philippines

PURPOSE:

For use by Philippines Police in the Philippines.

¶B.

DTC Case: 050189258 (NOTE: Being held by PM/DTCC pending Blue
Lantern results)

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

392 Glock Model 17 Pistols, 9mm

392 9mm Magazines

392 Spring Cups

License Value: USD $104,859

SELLER:

Glock Inc
6000 Highlands Parkway
Smyrna, GA 30082

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:

Airlift Asia Inc.
PO Box 7650
Manila
Philippines

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Trust Trade
Unit 22 Facilities Centre Building, Shaw Blvd.
Mandaluyong
Philippines
Tel: ( 63-2) 531.1327/42
Email: trusttrad@skyinet.net

END-USER:

Philippines National Police
Camp Crame
Quezon City
Philippines

PURPOSE:

For use by Philippines Police in the Philippines.

¶C.

DTC Case: 050189258 (NOTE: Being held by PM/DTCC pending Blue
Lantern results)

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

100 Glock Model 17 Pistols, 9mm

100 Glock Model 17 Pistols, 9mm (NOTE: This appears to be a
typo, as the supporting documentation lists these as Model 19
pistols)

200 9mm Magazines

License Value: USD $53,396

SELLER:

Glock Inc
6000 Highlands Parkway
Smyrna, GA 30082

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:

Airlift Asia Inc.
PO Box 7650
Manila
Philippines

END-USER:

Trust Trade
Unit 22 Facilities Centre Building, Shaw Blvd.
Mandaluyong
Philippines
Tel: ( 63-2) 531.1327/42
Email: trusttrad@skyinet.net

PURPOSE:

For commercial resale in the Philippines.

¶6. (U) Submitted in support of the license application were
the following documents (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to
Posts upon request):

¶A.

DSP-83 signed by Carlos Guevara (Glock) dated 06/17/2009;
George Quinto Piano (Police Chief Superintendent) dated
05/22/2009; and Joselyn Gutierrez-Jose (Trust Trade) dated
05/14/2009.

Import Authorization No. PI-F243-08 issued by the Philippine
National Police to Trust Trade signed by Jesus A Verzosa
(Police Director General) and Atty Ermilando O Villafuerte
(Illegible) dated 10/10/2008.

Contract Between Glock and Philippine National Police signed
by Charlemagnes Alejandrino (Police Director for Logistics),
Teodorido R Lapuz IV (Police Chief Superintendent), Avelino I
Razon (Police Director General), Joselyn Gutierrez-Jose
(Trust Trade), Rebecca D Vidal (Trust Trade), and Illegible
(Notary Public). Doc. No. 457, Page No. 92, Book No. I,
Series of 2008.

Purchase Order No. PNPPO#0-092508-017 issued by the PNP
Logistics Support Service signed by Atty Ermilando O
Villafuerte (Illegible), Teodorido R Lapuz IV (Police Chief
Superintendent), Avelino I Razon (Police Director General),
and Joselyn Gutierrez-Jose (Trust Trade) dated 09/25/2008.
(NOTE: There is no signature of “Chief Accountant” as on
purchase order for 050189258).

Purchase Order issued by Trust Trade to Glock (HK) Limited
signed by Joy Gutierrez-Jose dated 05/22/2009.

Purchase Order No. 0080/2009 issued by Glock (HK) Limited
(Hong Kong) to Glock Inc (USA) signed by E. Leung and Sven de
Souter dated 06/10/2009.

End User’s Certificate issued by PNP Logistics Support
Service signed by George Q Piano dated 05/22/2009.

¶B.

DSP-83 signed by Carlos Guevara (Glock) dated 09/09/2009;
George Quinto Piano (Police Chief Superintendent) dated
07/27/2009; and Joselyn Gutierrez-Jose (Trust Trade) dated
07/24/2009.

Import Authorization No. PI-F158-09 issued by the Philippine
National Police to Trust Trade signed by Jesus A Verzosa
(Police Director General) and Lenbell J Fabia (Police Chief
Inspector) dated 08/17/2009.

Contract Between Glock and Philippine National Police signed
by Luizo C Ticman (Police Director), Jesus A Verzosa (Police
Director General), Villamor A Bumanlag (Police Chief
Superintendent), Joselyn Gutierrez-Jose (Trust Trade),
Rebecca D Vidal (Trust Trade), and Roman E Loreto (Notary
Public). Doc. No. 134 or 1314 (illegible), Page No. 27, Book
No. 1, Series of 2009.

Purchase Order No. PNPPO#O-270709-011 issued by the PNP
Logistics Support Service signed by George Q Piano (Police
Chief Superintendent), Jesus A Verzosa (Police Director
General), Antonio P Petrato (Chief Accounting Division), and
Joselyn Gutierrez-Jose (Trust Trade) dated 07/27/2009.

Purchase Order issued by Trust Trade to Glock (HK) Limited
signed by Joy Gutierrez-Jose dated 08/14/2009.

Purchase Order No. 0124/2009 issued by Glock (HK) Limited
(Hong Kong) to Glock Inc (USA) signed by E. Leung and Sven de
Souter dated 09/07/2009.

End User’s Certificate issued by PNP Logistics Support
Service signed by George Q Piano dated 07/27/2009.

¶C.

DSP-83 signed by Carlos Guevara (Glock) dated 09/09/2009 and
Joselyn Gutierrez-Jose (Trust Trade) dated 08/12/2009.

Import Authorization No. PI-F095-08 issued by the Philippine
National Police to Trust Trade signed by Jesus A Verzosa
(Police Director General) and Lenbell J Fabia (Police Chief
Inspector) dated 03/26/2009.

Purchase Order No. 0122/2009 issued by Glock (HK) Limited
(Hong Kong) to Glock Inc (USA) signed by E. Leung and Sven de
Souter dated 09/07/2009.

Purchase Order issued by Trust Trade to Glock (HK) Limited
signed by Joselyn Gutierrez-Jose dated 08/12/2009.

¶7. (U) 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 on Intellipedia:
http://www.intelink.gov/wiki/
Blue Lantern End-Use Monitoring Program

¶8. (U) Department is grateful for Post’s assistance in this
matter.
CLINTON

   

 

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