Serial 1256

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
COMMUNICATION MESSAGE FORM

DATE: 12/18/78
CLASSIFICATION: CONFIDENTIAL
PRECEDENCE: ROUTINE

FM DIRECTOR FBI (89-4286)
TO AMERICAN EMBASSY GEORGETOWN, GUYANA
ATTN: ROBERT OGLESBY
BT
CONFIDENTIAL
RYMUR.

Departmental Attorney Michael Abbell advised that the December 8, 1978, New York Times indicated in an article that Guyanese Police Commissioner Backer [Barker] stated that United States and Guyanese currency in the amount of $2,500,000 was found in a chicken coop at Jonestown. This money allegedly includes the $500,000 recovered in the suitcase and an additional $2 million from the chicken coop. Legat advise if the newspaper article reporting the recovery is accurate and from where currency was recovered. Sutel.

Classified by 4478, XGDS 2, indefinite.

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Originally posted on August 29th, 2019.

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