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Created: 5/16/1954

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HAVE RECEIVED REPORT FROM JMBLUO TO FOLLOWJNOWftS TOLD BY

JtHAT SHIP ALFHEM ARRIVED PUERTO0 HOURSAY CARRYING SHIPMENT CONSIGNEO GUATEMALAN GOVERNMENT AND ALLEGEDLY CONSISTING0 TONS ARMAMENT, TYPES UNKNOWN. FURTHER REPORTED THAT VESSEL VET BY SANCHEjE, MINISTER OF DEFENSE, AND UNLOADED0 HOURS.

AVAILABLE HERE INDICATES ALFHEM IS SWEDISHOFROSS TONS OWNED BY. BOHRSLAVSKALOA01NO LIST OFAY GIVES LAST SIGHTING OFF BREST,ENROUTE FROM STETTIN, POLANO, TO DAKAR.

OU REQUESTED TOOLLOWINGi UTILIZING THE SERVICES OFATTACHE, KU8ARKEMBASSY

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GUATEMALAN EFFORTS TO IMPORT CLANDESTINELY ARMS FROM BEHIND IRON CURTAIN, SUCH EVIDENCE WOULD INCLUDE THE ORIGINALS OR PHOTOSTATS OF THE SHIPS DOCUMENTS SHOWING ORIGIN OF SHIPMENT, CONSIGNOR, CONSIGNEE, DESCRIPTION, TONNAGE, ALSO PHOTOGRAPHS OF SHIP PLUS RECOGNIZABLE PICTURES ITS CAPTAIN ANO CREW. ALSO AERIAL AND GROUNC PHOTOS OF UNLOADING OPERATION ANO OF THE UNITS OF CARGO* MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO OBTAIN SPECIMENS OF THE CARGO BY PURCHASE, THEFT, LOSS OVERBOARD AND SUBSEQUENT CLANDESTINE

U. EXERCISE YOUR RESOURCEFUL JUDGMENT AS TO ANY ADDITIONAL ITEMS OF EVIDENCE OBTAINABLE, REPORT URGENTLY YOUR PLANS AND STEPS TAKEN TO ACCOMPLISH THEM. FIRST ITEM OF INFO REQUIRED IS POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION AND LOCATION OF VESSEL WHICH SHOULD BE POSSIBLE BY AERIAL RECCE AND PREFERABLY PHOTOS.

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