March 22, 1979 • 1935 • Curacao-State • 0253

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CURACA 00253 240727Z
ACTION OCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ARA-11 ISO-00 L-03 H-01 JUSE-00 TRSE-00 /022 W
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R 221935Z MAR 79
FM AMCONSUL CURACAO
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 4309
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EO 12065: N/A
TAGS: CASC, GY (PEOPLES TEMPLE)
SUBJECT: PROTECTION OF US INTERESTS VIS-A-VIS PEOPLES TEMPLE ASSETS IN CURACAO
REF: STATE 16428

1. AT SUGGESTION OF GOVT OF NETH ANTILLES, POST CONTACTED BY LETTER ALL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, INCLUDING OFFSHORE BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES. TODAY, CONGEN RECEIVED TELEPHONE CALL FROM MADURO & CURIEL’S TRUST COMPANY N.V. (OFFSHORE TRUST COMPANY). TRUST COMPANY PRESIDENT STATED THEY HAD NO ACCOUNTS STANDING IN NAMES LISTED. HE SUGGESTED CONGEN GET NAMES OF PANAMANIAN BANKS OR COMPANIES WHICH HAD COOPERATED WITH USG IN BLOCKING ACCOUNTS SO THAT SEARCH MIGHT BE MADE FOR ANY POSSIBLE NV’S ESTABLISHED HERE WITH PANAMANIAN BANK OR COMPANY NAMES AS SHAREHOLDERS.

2. HE SAID THE ONLY WAY HE COULD OFFICIALLY GIVE US INFORMATION WOULD BE FOR US TO PRESENT A COURT ORDER FOR SEARCH OF FILES OF NA TRUST COMPANIES.

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