Serial 191

United States Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Date: 11/22/78
To: Mr. Moore
From: J. O. Ingram

Subject: RYMUR

Concerning the possibility that we may be able to send Agent personnel to Guyana to conduct appropriate investigation, Mr. Ingram informed [deleted name] that as a result of the conference this afternoon between Guyanese Ambassador [Laurence] Mann and Acting Secretary of State Christopher [Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher] there was a possibility that we may obtain this authority from the Guyanese authorities after the Ambassador relays his favorable feelings in this regard to his superiors in Guyana.

In this regard concerning travel to Guyana, SA [deleted name] contacted SA [deleted name] at the Joint Chiefs of Staff/Crisis Action Team Supervisor’s Office, phone [deleted number] and explained the situation to SA [deleted name]. SA [deleted name] stated that this would be no problem with the military due to the fact there are numerous flights presently from the U.S. to Guyana. However, the authority for FBI personnel to travel on these flights must be obtained from the Department of State.

In this regard, should we receive authority from the State Department, we will respectfully request, if they have not already done so, that they inform the Joint Chiefs of Staff/Crisis Action Center of the State Department authority.

We have alerted SAC Bill Williams of Miami of this information as well as SA [deleted name], FBI Laoratory [Laboratory]. In this regard, SAC Williams noted that it may not be necessary to take military transportation and maybe easier to take civilian transportation.

For information.