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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
06MANILA4378 2006-10-17 06:49 2011-08-30 01:44 SECRET Embassy Manila
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FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
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INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS IMMEDIATE
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA IMMEDIATE 9443
RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO IMMEDIATE 2908
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC IMMEDIATE
RHHMUNA/CDRUSPACOM HONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE
RUEAWJA/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RUEKDIA/DIA WASHDC IMMEDIATE
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RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC IMMEDIATE
S E C R E T MANILA 004378

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP, S/CT, INL/AAE, AND EAP/MTS
USPACOM ALSO FOR FPA HUSO
SECDEF/OSD/ISA/AP (LAWLESS/TOOLAN/BAILEY)
JOINT STAFF/J5 (WILKES/ROBINSON/CLEMMONS)

E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/17/2016
TAGS: PREL PINS PTER MOPS KCRM RP
SUBJECT: FORWARD DEPLOYING THE FBI: A CONCEPT THAT WORKS

REF: MANILA 3915

Classified By: (U) Ambassador Kristie A. Kenney
for reasons 1.4(b) and (d).

¶1. (SBU) SUMMARY AND ACTION REQUEST. The trial initiative
to embed two FBI agents with Joint Special Operations Task
Force-Philippines is nearing the end of its first 90-days.
The concept works. We ask the Department to convey our
appreciation to the FBI for its support and to urge that the
program be continued. END SUMMARY AND ACTION REQUEST.

¶2. (S/REL AUS) FBI Agents Howard and Tavernier are nearing
the end of their 90-day deployment with Joint Special
Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTF-P) at Camp Navarro,
Zamboanga (southern Philippines). They have made a
significant contribution to Mission counterterrorism efforts.
They examined and exploited for U.S. law enforcement
purposes material seized during a September 4 raid by
Philippine security forces on an Abu Sayyaf safe house in
Jolo City and backpacks recovered after a September 6
encounter between Abu Sayyaf Group elements and Armed Forces
of the Philippines (AFP) units. The September 4 material
included an apparent kidnap “contract” among senior Abu
Sayyaf leaders, as well as organizational data, bank account
information, and cell phone numbers. The contract has been
forwarded to the FBI Crime Laboratory in Washington for
analysis and additional exploitation.

¶3. (C/REL AUS) Howard and Tavernier are also working to
improve the AFP’s and Philippine National Police’s sensitive
site exploitation. They are helping to develop new
procedures for securing sites and evidence handling, and are
coordinating with Post’s Senior Law Enforcement Advisor on
additional INL training on these procedures and evidence
storage.

¶4. (C/REL AUS) State Prosecutor Ricardo Caberon in Zamboanga
is the Philippines’ most able and aggressive terrorism
prosecutor. Howard and Tavernier are reviewing with him
cases that might merit U.S. prosecution, as well as working
to develop an analytical data base on Abu Sayyaf operations
to help current and future investigations. Their overall
goal is to improve the ability of Philippine counterparts to
support U.S. law enforcement efforts.

¶5. (C/REL AUS) Howard and Tavernier have also made
significant progress in developing cases targeting the Abu
Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist leadership and their
networks. Their further presence, and that of future agents,
will aid in readying these cases for potential indictments.

¶6. (SBU) FBI deployment with JSOTF-P is an innovative
concept that puts U.S. law enforcement officers where they
need to be to collect vital evidence on terrorists who target
U.S. interests. We urge that this program be continued.

Visit Embassy Manila’s Classified website:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eap/manila/index. cfm
KENNEY

   

 

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