Nov 22, 78 • 1445 • Georgetown-State • 3866

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P 221445Z NOV 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8138
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E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CASC, OREP (RYAN, LEO) GY
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR AMERICAN PASSPORTS SEIZED AT JONESTOWN

1. AS DEPARTMENT IS AWARE GUYANA POLICE HAVE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY A FOOTLOCKER CONTAINING PASSPORTS ISSUED TO RESIDENTS AT JONESTOWN. THEY ARE BEING REVIEWED IN GUYANESE POLICE HEADQUARTERS.

2. AT 0800 A.M. NOVEMBER 22 AMBASSADOR CALLED MINISTER GREEN, CHAIRMAN OF GOG CABINET TASK FORCE DEALING WITH THE JONESTOWN INCIDENT, AND ASKED THAT GOG TURN THESE PASSPORTS OVER TO THE EMBASSY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO ASSIST IN PROBLEM OF IDENTIFYING REMAINS AND RATIONALIZING THE ACTUAL NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WHO MIGHT HAVE BEEN AT JONESTOWN. GREEN PROMISED TO GIVE THE NECESSARY INSTRUCTIONS TO THE POLICE ON THIS POINT.

BURKE

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Originally posted on March 2nd, 2020.

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