Serial 759

05 1740Z DEC 78
FM OKLAHOMA CITY (89-193) (P)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) IMMEDIATE
LOS ANGELES IMMEDIATE
MEMPHIS (89-110) IMMEDIATE
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR

Re Memphis teletype to Bureau, December 1, 1978.

For information of Los Angeles, [name deleted], New York City (protect), advised on December 1, 1978, that while on weekend duty November 26, 1978, [information deleted]. He received an anonymous telephone call, the substance of which is as follows:

The anonymous caller received a telephone call from Guyana from [name deleted], a U.S. soldier with the Graves Registration Detachment in Jonestown. The soldier was able to go through PT files before they were confiscated by Guyana officials. He allegedly saw evidence of PT’s involvement

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in drug smuggling. The soldier told [name deleted] to write down the following: “November 14, 1978, [line of type deleted], telephone numbers [deleted] and pass it on to Esquire Magazine. [name deleted] source believes “Esquire Magazine” is a reference to (FNU) [name deleted] September, 1978, article in that magazine detailing the South American drug trade. [name deleted] believes call to be legitimate and believed FBI may be interested in this information.

[Editor’s note: The balance of this serial relates to a lead which turned out to be unconnected to Peoples Temple. Due to its lack of relevance, as well as its many redactions, it was not transcribed.]

Originally posted on May 3rd, 2019.

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