ARMS SHIPMENT TO GUATEMALA

Created: 5/25/1954

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Amy Shipment to Guatemala

J DATE Of INFO. U -A ACQUIRED Guatemala, Guateaala9 "ay

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Para. 2: Person with good contacts ln low-levelAmy and Governmentara. Former Ouatenalan military officerppraisal of Con.

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Six boxoars arrived In Guateaala City froa Puerto Barrios onay0 hours. Six care were scheduled to srrlve in Guatemala City0 hours onay, andoxcars were V> leave Puerto Barrios for tbs capital city0 hours onay. The cars were being unloaded "at night only, lhe entire freight-yard area in Guatemala City Is heavily guarded by troops carrying sub-machine-guns and rlfleo.

Bjual portions of the cargo are being carried by truck to the Bass Militar and the Gnardla de Honor. Col. Carlos Enrique DIAZ, Chief of the Guatemalan Armed Forces, and Col. Jose Angel SAHCHE% Guatemalan Minister of Defense, entered tbe Goardia de Honor together the afternoon ofay,accompanied by several high-ranking Amy officers.

President AHBBJ7 stated that he is planning to bring in European technicians and/or pilots snd release the. Military Mission,as the members of the latter know nothing about the arms now arriving ln Ouatenale.

Field Comment. It lo rumored tbatre among^hs^UJHH< cargo.

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