0 302337Z NOV 78
FM COLUMBIA (89-68) (P)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) ROUTINE
UNCLAS E F T O
As previously finished to FBI HQ by phone, and now being confirmed, the following plan of action will be initiated at Charleston, S. C., should survivors from Guyana be transported to the Charleston Air Force Base by military aircraft:
1. C-141 aircraft will land and taxi to secure area of Charleston Air Force Base stopping 500 meters from secure military hanger [hangar] which will be utilized as processing area. It is noted that hanger is located in restricted area of air base surrounded by twelve foot fence and not accessible to any unauthorized personnel.
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2. Survivors will exit the aircraft and walk directly to military bus which will park adjacent to aircraft for transporting of survivors to processing facility. Bus will drive directly to hanger (500 meters) and enter hanger through vehicle entrance area.
3. Upon arrival in aircraft hanger, survivors will depart bus and proceed to area which has been designated for U.S. Customs and Immigration processing.
4. Survivors will be photographed and fingerprinted by FBI agents prior to being cleared by Customs and Immigration officials. A two way mirror has been installed in that area designated for photographing of survivors which will offer direct observation of all survivors by witness should one be utilized for identification purposes as previously discussed with Bureau.
5. Survivors upon clearing Customs and Immigration, will be taken by FBI agents to secure interviewing areas consisting of offices and partitioned rooms adjacent to the main area in hanger. They will be interviewed jointly by FBI and Secret
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Service agents. Upon completion of interview, they will be taken to a holding area in hanger to await transportation to Northpoint Inn Motel, Aviation Avenue, Charleston, S. C.
6. When all interviews completed, survivors will be placed in civilian bus rented by representative of HEW for transporting to Northpoint Inn. The bus will depart the Air Force Base with escort via a route on base on available [unavailable] to any unauthorized personnel. The total distance from the hanger to Northpoint Inn being 5.2 miles.
7. Representatives of HEW have made arrangements to secure entire wing of Northpoint Inn which overlooks inn’s parking area. This entire area will be secured by Charleston County and North Charleston Police Departments to allow survivors complete privacy from media should they so desire. Upon arrival at Northpoint Inn, survivors will be assisted by HEW representatives in acquiring clothes, toilet articles, and arrangements for transportation to their homes in other parts of United States.
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[Deleted name], HEW representative coordinating project, has been furnished copy of survivors list.
It is noted that should arrests be effected at Charleston Air Force Base, arrestees after clearing Customs and Immigration, will be immediately taken by Bureau agents from processing area to Charleston Resident Agency, Charleston, S. C., for complete processing and interviews. They will subsequently be afforded a hearing before U.S. Magistrate Robert Stuart Carr, Charleston, S. C. The U.S. Marshal’s Service will furnish appropriate security for magistrate’s hearing and transportation of prisoners, if needed, to place of incarceration.
AUSA [Assistant United States Attorney], Charleston, will be present at processing facility to render arrest authorizations if needed and to resolve any legal issues that might arise.
Military authorities, Charleston Air Force Base, have advised that crews of C-141 aircraft are no longer on alert status which would necessitate approximately 15 hour preflight preparation. Contact being maintained with military
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authorities at Charleston and in view of anticipated 15 hour notice prior to aircraft departure to Guyana, the Columbia division will have adequate time in assembling agent personnel to carry out plan.
Armed and dangerous. Suicidal tendencies.