Dec 9, 78 • 1331 • Georgetown-Port of Spain • 4189

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 1153 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978GEORGE04189_d.html.]

UNCLASSIFIED
PAGE 01
GEORGE 04189 111315Z POSS DUPE
ACTION ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 EUR-12 PPT-01 CA-01 SY-05 CIAE-00
FBIE-00 INSE-00 NSAE-00 /035 W
——————094474 120207Z /75

R 091331Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN
INFO SECSTATE WASHDC 8392
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4189
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CGEN, TD (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE)
SUBJ: PEOPLE’S TEMPLE MOVEMENT
REF: PORT OF SPAIN 3518

1. NONE OF THE OVER 800 PASSPORTS RECOVERED BY THE POLICE (AND PRESENTLY IN THE CUSTODY OF THE EMBASSY) IS GERMAN OR DUTCH.

2. THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS THAT WE ARE DISCUSSING FORMER GERMAN OR DUTCH CITIZENS WHO WERE NATURALIZED. IN THAT CASE, WE WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE FURTHER INFORMATIONS IF WE HAVE SPECIFIC NAMES.

3. IF WE CAN BE OF ANY FURTHER ASSISTANCE PLEASE INFORM US.

BURKE [John Burke, U.S. Ambassador to Guyana]

UNCLASSIFIED
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Originally posted on March 24th, 2020.

Last modified on July 4th, 2022.
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