Serial 923

0 072041Z DEC 78
FM NEW ROCHELLE (89-326)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) IMMEDIATE
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RYMUR

Reference Bureau teletype to New Rochelle and New York, December 6, 1978; New Rochelle telephone call to Bureau, December 7, 1978.

New Rochelle believes the [name deleted] (phonetic) mentioned in reference teletype is [name deleted], presently [information deleted] of Westchester County, New York, and the subject of two pass cases in New York Office. One case is titled [information deleted] in which [names deleted]

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were involved in the questionable sale of drugs to Georgetown, Guyana, hospital facilities under fraudulent circumstances in the early 1970s. The drugs were purchased for export, however, the majority of the drugs were diverted for domestic use. This allegedly was accomplished through the utilization of Guyanese medical officials who signed documents verifying the use of these drugs in Guyana. The prosecution in this matter was dismissed by a United States Federal Judge. The other case entitled, [information deleted], involving an investigation of [name deleted] for [information deleted], however, United States Attorney, for the SDNY [Southern District of New York] declined presentation to federal grand jury.

On December 7, 1978, Special Agent [name deleted], New Rochelle Office, received a telephone call from [information deleted], reporter [name deleted] (protect identity) is dng deh investigation regarding events in Guyana for his paper and presently in New York conducting investigation. [name deleted] advised SA [name deleted] that returnees from Guyana have stated

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that the drugs in Guyana came from Westchester County, New York. [name deleted] further stated that [name deleted], reputed to be a ranking official in the PT is the son of a prominent Westchester family, not further identified. Lastly, [name deleted] stated that a yacht named the “Valhalla” was alleged to be used to transport drugs to Guyana and thought that the shop might have some connection with Valhalla, New York, a Westchester County community.

On December 7, 1978, [name deleted] (protected) was recontacted and advised that the United States Army helicopter pilots stationed in Panama who flew into Jamestown [Jonestown] apparently obtained Jim Jones’s personal papers and are holding them until the “price is right.” [name deleted] also stated he received information that the members in Jamestown were apparently kept doped up by a drug called Thorazine (phonetic).

New Rochelle will obtain the two files mentioned above and review for any pertinent details and maintain contact with [name deleted].

In view of the above, the Bureau is requested to advise

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if they desire to have [name deleted] interviewed at this time.

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Originally posted on August 9th, 2019.

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