2009 End-Use Monitoring Report: South America (Asuncion through Caracas)

Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
September 1, 2010

[Due to its size, chapter is in two parts. See Part II: La Paz through Santiago]



EUM Program Coordinator

Joan Shaker, 595 21 213 715 ext. 2238, shakerjp@state.gov
INL Program Assistant Coordinator: Norberto Gamara, 95 21 213 715 ext. 2238, gamarran@state.gov

Inventory System

Post does not have an automated inventory system. Post keeps manual records of donated items.

Staff Member Responsibilities

LES INL Program Assistant Norberto Gamarro is in charge of End Use Monitoring. He conducts all of post’s on-site inventories and inspections. Gamarra reports to Pol/Econ Chief, Joan Shaker. There are no other INL staff positions.

Other USG Agency Assistance

INL collaborates with DEA, USAID and DOJ locally; however, only INL performs on-site inspections of INL-provided resources throughout the year.

Counterpart Agencies

National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD)
Ministry of Industry and Commerce’s Specialized Technical Unit (UTE)
Anti-Money Laundering Secretariat (SEPRELAD)
Women’s Secretariat
Public Ministry’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Unit

All of the above GOP agencies have collaborated with INL on the issuance of End Use Monitoring report by allowing the INL Program Assistant to visit their offices for on-site inspections.


GOP agencies receiving INL-funded donations provide handwritten receipts.

Monitoring Procedures

The Program Assistant performed 24 on-site inspections covering all GOP counterpart agencies in 2009. During these inspections, the INL Program Assistant observed 18 of 22 donated vehicles and four of the five dogs in SENAD’s canine units located in Asuncion and Ciudad del Este (CDE). Post also verified 11 computers, three laptops, one copier machine, three printers, two camcorders, two cameras, one shredder, communications equipment, office furniture equipment, and one Agilent Gaschromograph Flame Ionization Device in the SENAD laboratory.

The number of items personally inspected was 103. Post conducted 20 scheduled and four unscheduled inspections at 11 locations. An estimated eighty- five percent of all donated items were inspected.

On-site Inspections

12/29/2009 SENAN Pedro Juan Caballero (PJC) base
12/18/2009 SENAN Headquarters (HQ)
12/17/2009 Public Ministry TIP Unit
12/08/2009 SENAN Canine Unit in Asuncion
12/08/2009 SENAN Ciudad del Este (CDE) base and canine unit
12/07/2009 SENAN HQ Demand Reduction Unit
11/24/2009 SEPRELAD
11/03/2009 SENAN Salto del Guaira base
10/19/2009 SEPRELAD
10/06/2009 SENAN HQ Demand Reduction Unit
09/08/2009 Public Ministry TIP Unit
09/04/2009 Women’s Secretariat
08/04/2009 UTE
06/05/2009 SENAN HQ
04/27/2009 SENAN HQ Demand Reduction Unit
04/08/2009 Public Ministry TIP Unit
04/01/2009 Public Ministry TIP Unit
03/19/2009 SENAN HQ
03/05/2009 Public Ministry TIP Unit
02/10/2009 UTE
11/16/2009 SENAN HQ Laboratory
07/06/2009 SENAN HQ
04/23/2009 SENAN HQ Motor Pool
02/03/2009 SENAN HQ Motor Pool

Secondary Methods of Monitoring Resource Status

The NAS Coordinator Assistant met with GOP officials from the Public Ministry TIP Unit on April 8, 2009 and with the SENAD Demand Reduction Unit on March 24, 2009 to discuss the status of INL donations and compare records. Five (5%) of all donated items were inspected using secondary methods.



All SENAD vehicles are based at SENAD headquarters in Asuncion but are used for anti-drug operations nationwide. Twelve vehicles are in very good condition and three are in good condition. Both UTE vehicles are based in Asuncion but are used for IPR operations nationwide. Two of the five vehicles donated to the Public Ministry are based in Asuncion and three are based in Ciudad del Este. All are generally used in IPR operations in these locations. All vehicles are in very good condition.

Toyota 4 Runner 4
Toyota Prado 1
Toyota Hilux 8
Mitsubishi L200 2

Public Ministry
Nissan pickup DX 5

Toyota Hilux 2


Five dogs were donated to the SENAD Canine Unit, two in 2007 and three in 2008. They are used for drug detection in airports in Asuncion, Ciudad del Este, Encarnacion and Pedro Juan Caballero. The dogs rotate every month between cities. Four dogs are in very good health; one donated dog was put to sleep due to health problems. The Canine Unit lost another dog due to health problems and a third dog was retired from duty.

Computer Equipment

Eleven computers were donated to SENAD in 2007 and 2008. Ten are in Asuncion and one is in Ciudad del Este. The computers are used for counternarcotics office work. Nine are in good condition and two are in fair condition. Two laptops were donated to the SENAN in 2007. Two laptops were donated to the Public Ministry’s IPR Unit in 2007. Three are in Asuncion and one is in Ciudad del Este. Laptops are used for office daily work. Four laptops are in fair condition. Two printers were donated to SENAN in 2007 and 2008. Two printers were donated to the Public Ministry in 2007 and 2008. Three printers are in Asuncion and one is in Ciudad del Este. The printers are used for office daily work and are in fair condition.

Laboratory Equipment

One auto-injector module for eight sample turrets, one auto-sampler module and two chem.-stations PC bundle systems were donated in 2005. One Agilent Gas Chromatograph, one Mass Spectrometer System (GCMS) and one Gas Chromatograph Flame Ionization Device were donated to the SENAD lab in 2004. All of the lab equipment is located in SENAD headquarters in Asuncion. The equipment supports investigations and helps bring investigation standards closer to international standards. The lab equipment is in fair condition.

Miscellaneous Equipment

Air conditioners and furniture were donated to the Women’s Secretariat, UTE, and SENAD between 2006 and 2008. The furniture and air conditioners are located in Asuncion and in Pedro Juan Caballero. They are fair condition.

Three Garmin GPS, one Evidence vacuum sweeper, two binoculars, 20 Phoenix olive drab vests, and one paper shredder were donated to DENAD SIU in 2009. Twenty-eight uniforms and 14 dark brown caterpillar boots were donated to SENAN canine unit 2009.

Six camcorders were donated to the Public Ministry’s IPR Unit in 2007. All camcorders are in Asuncion. All are used for IPR operations. Camcorders are in fair condition.

One digital camera and its protective hard case were donated to ENAD SIU unit in 2009. The camera is used to investigate drug cases. The camera is new and is located in Asuncion. Four digital cameras were donated to the Public Ministry’s IPR unit in 2007. All cameras are in Asuncion. The cameras are used for IPR operations. The cameras are in good condition.


Construction Services

No construction projects took place in 2009. However, INL Asuncion worked with SENAN engineers to draft blue prints for SENAN HQ’s third floor project and SENAN’s kennel facilities improvements to be performed in 2010.

Demand Reduction

Public Awareness seminars were provided for students, parents and teachers throughout the country. Sixty-thousand (60,000) flyers were purchased for SENAN’s drug awareness campaign.

Other Professional Services

In December 2009, six SENAN SIU agents were sent for training. In November, one journalist was sent to a conference on the war against drugs and criminality organized by the United Nations Drugs and Crime (UNDOC). One OTA treasury contractor and two private contractors performed a technical assessment of SEPRELAD’s software status.

Program Impact


Fifteen vehicles donated to SENAN are used to support institutional drug trafficking combat capability. Vehicles are used for operations and daily agents’ transportation to crime scenes. During 2009, SENAD achieved record cocaine seizures numbers with 600 Kilos seized and had a successful end-of-year, with the capture of Jarvis Ximenes Pavao, a major Brazilian drug trafficker, together with Carlos Antonio Caballero (AKA Capilho), a Brazilian “Primeiro Comando da Capital” gang member, both are sought by the Brazilian and Paraguayan Justice.


Donated dogs and their handlers’ trained with USG cooperation had big cocaine seizure hits and played an important role in over 15 arrests throughout the year. SENAN dogs are posted at Asuncion, Ciudad del Este, Encarnacion and Pedro Caballero airports.

Computer Equipment

The equipment is used for daily office work allowing GOP’s institutions to fulfill their job. Most of the computer equipment located in the SENAN HQ is used by the Especial Intelligence Unit (SIU) in data collection.

Laboratory Equipment

Laboratory equipment was used to analyze drugs seized during operations. SENAN’s laboratory is one of Paraguay’s better equipped facilities with highly trained personnel. The equipment supports investigations and helps bring their investigation standards closer to the international standard.

Problems and Corrective Action Plan (CAP)

Unmonitored Resources

Ten percent of donated commodities (four vehicles, one laptop and four camcorders) were not monitored when on-site inspection took place because items were in use.

Repair and Maintenance of Commodities

Maintenance problems continue to be a recurring issue due to the fact that GOP’s institutions lack the resources and technicians with skills needed to conduct repairs. Poor or inadequate maintenance effects the following counterpart institutions: SENAN kennels, computer equipment and software licenses updates.

Another problem faced by INL Asuncion is GOP’s counterparts’ request to cover recurring expenses like internet service, leases, vehicle maintenance, dogs’ veterinarian services and food.

INL Asuncion is currently taking care of these issues; nevertheless the INL staff is constantly meeting with host government officials and recommending the inclusion of recurring expenses into their annual budget expenses.

Staff Shortage

Post’s workload has increased in the past few months which have exacerbated the fact that there is no INL dedicated officer at post. Increasing INL Asuncion’s staff has been requested.



EUM Program Coordinator

The NAS EUM team is comprised of a reporting officer, Elizabeth Rees, and two EUM Coordinators, German Ramirez and Leandro Encisco.

Elizabeth Rees, 57-1-491-4194, reese@state.gov
German Ramirez, 57-1-383-2224, ramirez@state.gov
Leandro Encisco, 57-1-383 2230, encisol@state.gov

The EUM Coordinators implement updated monitoring procedures, carry out inventory checks and compliance reviews, and oversee the disposal of surplus and hazardous materials. They also confirm and evaluate the methods used to check inventories at different locations throughout Colombia.

Inventory System

The NAS IT team designed a new EUM database. This automated inventory system tracks resources provided to the host government. It identifies the location, status, condition, and use of each inventoried item throughout its useful life.

ARAVI’s automated inventory system records and tracks all resources provided to host government agencies and also maintains and retrieves End Use Monitoring information.

ABD’s contractor ARINC uses an automated inventory system to track resources. As this program is nationalized, all inventories are transferred to the Colombian Air Force.

The manual eradication program tracks items donated to the host government with the Ariba procurement system and MS Excel.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) provides a detailed inventory list for EUM. All USG-provided communications, computers, intelligence-gathering equipment, vehicles and other items procured by DEA in CY2009 for use by its CN counterparts are inventoried.

NAU utilizes a database to record and track resources provided to host government agencies for End Use Monitoring. NAU provides its members with an inventory of EUM property that is verified during periodic site visits. NAU completes an annual EUM inventory check.

Staff Member EUM Responsibilities

Each NAS program manager is responsible for EUM reviews for the program he/she oversees. American Direct Hire (USDH) and American contract (USPSC) personnel, and Locally Engaged Staff (LES) all are responsible for contributing to the annual report. The results of site visits and inventory spot checks are incorporated into the report.

Institutional contractors actively participate in monitoring the use of USG-provided equipment. They also conduct inventories and prepare status reports on program assets. Five NAS LES voucher examiners analyze purchase documents for all counternarcotics (CN) items purchased with USG-funds.

The NAS EUM Coordinators assist program staff by updating monitoring procedures, carrying out inventory checks and compliance reviews, coordinating and tracking donation and loan (Comodato) letters, and overseeing the disposal of surplus and hazardous materials. The EUM Coordinators evaluate the methods used to check inventories throughout Colombia. During 2009, a LES temporary position assisted with inventory and the auditing team assisted in site visits.

ARAVI EUM Program Coordinator coordinates the inventories and reviews reports. He/she is also responsible for the disposal of materials and performs oversight of the inventory section.

ABD Program Manager monitors the use of assets by conducting site visits, monitoring of aircraft position by internet, and direct communication with host nation representatives and US contractors. The ABD Operations Advisor assists in the management of assets; conducts site visits; and meets with ARINC contract Manager and Host nation representatives.

The Manual Eradication Program Officer approves all donations to the GOC and informally follows up with donations to GOC counterparts. Site visits include spot inspections of donated equipment. The Manual Eradication Program Assistant is responsible for donated items.

Interdiction Program Advisors travel to bases throughout Colombia verifying items donated by NAS.

Other USG Agency Assistance

NAS assistance to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for counternarcotics (CN) programs includes support to the following Government of Colombia (GOC) agencies: the Department of Administrative Security (DAS), Judicial Police Directorate (DIJIN), Antinarcotics Police (DIRAN), Special Investigation Units (SIU), Heroin Task Force (HTF), Attorney General's Technical Investigative Unit (CTI), the Colombian Navy (COLNAV) Intelligence Unit, and the Colombian Air Force (COLAF) Intelligence Unit. Major assets include vehicles, tactical gear, communications equipment, computers and computer networks, digital cameras, printers, photocopiers, office space, furniture, and equipment. NAS, DEA, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Justice Sector Reform Program (JSRP) all maintain databases of equipment donated to their counterpart agencies. Those databases identify items by brand, model, serial number, location, and condition. All agencies conducted unscheduled visits to ensure that all USG-funded assets were accounted for and are being used for their intended purposes. NAS transferred the Presidential Security Program to the Regional Security Office (RSO) in October 2008; however NAS still maintains EUM responsibility to monitor donated property. RSO and NAS EUM Coordinators participated in EUM visits in 2009 and oversaw the nationalization process for the PSP supported programs.

Counterpart Agencies

NAS met with GOC counterparts regarding the status of USG-provided assets. The three entities which receive the bulk of INL-provided resources are the Colombian National Police (CNP) Antinarcotics Directorate (DIRAN) including its Aviation Wing (ARAVI), CNP Carabineros Program, and the Colombian Army (COLAR).

During CY-2009, the EUM Coordinators and CNP Office of International Cooperation counterparts performed 17 joint site visits to 28 CNP Carabinero squadrons and nine site visits to 19 DIRAN groups to check inventories and documentation.

ARAVI GOC counterparts cooperated with EUM by providing access to inventory controls. DIRAN GOC counterparts cooperated by making donated items available for review.

During 2009, the NAS met with the Ministry of Defense (MOD), Chief of Special Projects regarding the nationalization process. The MOD accompanied NAS staff on EUM visits to nationalized programs such as the Infrastructure Security System (ISS) in Saravena, Arauca and the Mariquita Aviation School.

In September 2009, the Colombian Army Counterdrug Brigade (CD Brigade) cooperated with NAS to identify donated property.


Hand-receipts, warehouse transfer documents, donation letters, and letters of agreement (LOA) support the transfer of property and are signed by the receiving GOC entity. These documents include a detailed inventory listing of the description, quantities, costs, and serial numbers. During CY-2009, the NAS streamlined its internal process for donation letters by creating templates and centralizing record-keeping. This process ensures that all donation documents are entered and tracked in the EUM database.

DEA uses form DEA-12 (receipt for cash or other items) to record the receipt of items issues. Donation letters, signed by the Regional Director, are forwarded to each Colombian agency, providing detailed information of the equipment issued.

Monitoring Procedures

On-site Inspections

During 2009, EUM Coordinators and program staff conducted site visits to GOC facilities and bases throughout the country to monitor INL-funded commodities. Individual program managers also performed periodic spot checks. The number of donated items subject to inspection during 2009: Carabineros, 7,500 items, DIRAN, 7,500 items, ARAVI, 36,400 items, NAU, 2,205 items, CD Brigade, 3,427 items.

The percentage of donated items personally inspected for DIRAN CNP-43%; Carabineros-CNP-42%, CD Brigade-COLMIL-100%, NAU-COLAR-100%, ABD-COLAF-100% and CNP-ARAVI-100%.

DEA conducted a complete physical unit of existing inventories, with the exception of the Colombian Navy Intelligence Unit (ColNavIntel) in Cartagena. ColNavIntel provided an electronic copy of it inventory.

Scheduled Inspections

ABD conducted two scheduled on-site inspections during a semiannual review and a yearly certification. U.S. Ambassador, Oliver P. Garza, and an interagency team met with GOC counterparts to ensure the program would achieve its objectives. These inspections were conducted on Feb 10 in Bogota and from June 8-12 in Bogota and Apiay.

The ARAVI EUM team performed five scheduled on-site inspections in Guaymaral, Tulua, Santa Marta, and El Dorado.

11/01/2009 Guaymaral (Hangar II)
11/12/2009 Bogotá
11/24/2009 Santa Marta
12/01/2009 Tulua
12/15/2009 Guaymaral (Hangar III)

On November 18, 2009, the EUM Coordinators along with the MOD and CCE Contractor Representatives performed a scheduled on-site inspection at Mariquita to monitor the assets that the USG nationalized in February 2008.

The CNP Interdiction Weapons and Communications Supervisor conducted 38 EUM visits to establish the condition and location of weapons and communication equipment donated by NAS, at the following locations:

01/07/2009 Cúcuta
01/13/2009 Espinal–Pijaos
02/06/2009 Barranquilla
02/12/2009 Buenaventura
02/16/2009 Facatativa
02/16/2009 Villavicencio
03/10/2009 Cartagena
03/11/2009 Apartado
03/13/2009 Santa Marta
03/03/2009 Pereira
05/05/2009 Guaymaral
05/11/2009 Facatativa
05/14/2009 Rio Negro
05/15/2009 Caucasia
05/29/2009 Villagarzón
06/02/2009 Buenaventura
06/08/2009 Bogotá-El Dorado
06/10/2009 Buenaventura
06/17/2009 San Jose
06/24/2009 Santa Marta
07/01/2009 Espinal-Pijaos
07/08/2009 Necocli
07/13/2009 Santa Marta
07/22/2009 Villavicencio
07/30/2009 Buenaventura
08/04/2009 Tumaco
08/19/2009 Caucasia
08/29/2009 Pereira
09/04/2009 Larandia
09/23/2009 Facatativa
10/07/2009 Ipiales
10/15/2009 Tulua
10/30/2009 Tumaco
11/06/2009 Necocli
11/12/2009 Facatativa
11/18/2009 Sibate
11/24/2009 Cúcuta

EUM Coordinators conducted the following 18 scheduled on-site inspections:

02/23/2009 Florencia
03/11/2009 Montería
04/15/2009 Mocoa
04/28/2009 Pasto
05/12/2009 Palmira
05/14/2009 Buenaventura
05/15/2009 Cali
08/11/2009 Uraba
09/16/2009 Popayán
09/24/2009 Barrancabermeja
10/06/2009 Medellín
10/15/2009 Yopal
10/20/2009 Cartagena
10/22/2009 Sincelejo
10/27/2009 Bucaramanga
10/29/2009 Pereira
11/13/2009 Bogotá Central Intel Unit
07/20/2009 Bogotá Canine
08/10/2009 Bogotá Ports/Airports
07/31/2009 Bogotá Base Security
08/12/2009 Caucasia EMCAR DIRAN
10/24/2009 Tumaco EMCAR DIRAN
08/24/2009 Villavicencio EMCAR DIRAN
08/21/2009 Villavicencio Op/Intel
12/14/2009 Bogotá Weapons

On May 27, 2009, EUM Coordinators, NAS Aviation Unit (NAU) Logistics and Facilities Section, the Colombian MOD and the Colombian Army performed a scheduled on-site inspection at Saravena to monitor assets nationalized in November 2007 under the COLAR PCHP program.

NAU Logistics and Facilities manager, COLAR program manager and Aerial Eradication Program manager, performed scheduled on-site inspections in Bogota, Tolemaida, Larandia, Tumaco, and San Jose del Guaviare in May, July, and November of CY-2009. In January 2009, NAU implemented EUM procedures to provide NAU employees with a list of EUM property to for reference use during periodic site visits. These procedures ensure that by September 30th of each year, NAU has completed a 100% EUM check of property identified by the NAS EUM program. In addition to field visits, these inspections include reviews of NAU and institutional contractor property books. Both the institutional contractor and NAU employees completed their 100% annual inventory for 2009.

Unscheduled Inspections

ABD conducts monthly unscheduled site inspections. The GOC is usually given a two-day notice prior to the visit. Inspections are conducted by the ABD Program Manager and Operations Advisor. Each site was visited at least once a month as detailed:

01/28/2009 Apiay
01/26/2009 Cali
02/12/2009 Barranquilla
02/13/2009 Bogota
02/18/2009 Cali
03/05/2009 Apiay
03/09/2009 Barranquilla
04/14/2009 Apiay
04/22/2009 Apiay
04/23/2009 Bogota
06/02/2009 Apiay
06/10/2009 Apiay
06/20/2009 Barranquilla
08/11/2009 Apiay
08/21/2009 Barranquilla
09/17/2009 Bogota
09/24/2009 Apiay
09/25/2009 Barranquilla
09/30/2009 Barranquilla
10/02/2009 Barranquilla
10/15/2009 Apiay
10/20/2009 Cali
10/29/2009 Cali
10/29/2009 Barranquilla
11/02/2009 Bogota
11/05/2009 Barranquilla
11/06/2009 Bogota
11/27/2009 Apiay
12/03/2009 Apiay
12/17/2009 Barranquilla

As requested by the Presidential Security Program (PSP) Advisor, on May 6, 2009, NAS EUM Coordinators conducted an unscheduled site visit to the Security Management Center Room SMC (CGS -Spanish acronym) in the Presidential Palace (Bogotá).

Secondary Methods of Monitoring Resource Status

NAS EUM Coordinators compare data provided by host government and information from Program Managers and other agencies with information in the EUM databases. NAS meets with host nation government officials regarding the status of INL-funded resources when on-site inspections are not feasible; in the ARAVI program these meetings occur at least twice weekly. The NAS EUM Reporting Officer and EUM Coordinators met twice in 2009 with GOC officials to review problems encountered during previous years, and to discuss the corrective action plan and monitoring schedule.

For ARAVI and NAU programs, the percentage of donated items monitored using secondary methods is estimated to be 0%. For CNP DIRAN Interdiction and Carabineros, an estimated 20% of items were inspected using secondary methods that include hand receipts, log books and host government written or computerized records.


Computer Equipment

The desktop computers that were donated to Carabineros in 2008 are located at permanent locations around the country in support of the mobile squadron’s mission. The previous laptop computers donated to the CNP/Carabineros back in 2005 and 2006 are out-dated, 14 are out-of-service and were disposed of.

Desktops and laptop computers donated by NAS in 2007 are located in fixed and mobile bases around Colombia. To date, none have been reported missing or damaged.


INL provides funds for vehicles that NAS distributes to programs that manage counternarcotics support to host country agencies. In CY-2009, vehicles were provided to host country agencies as follows:

A total of six vehicles were purchased for DEA in CY-2009 and distributed to various SIU groups. Vetted non-SIU groups (Andean), however, were not provided any new vehicles due to funding limitations. DEA is coordinating with NAS and the CNP to auction off older vehicles, and use the proceeds to purchase new, smaller vehicles.

Sedans 6

CNP Carabineros - 100 vehicles were donated to the CNP in 2009. The vehicles are dispersed throughout Colombia providing mobility to Carabineros groups. CNP is responsible for fuel and maintenance of these vehicles. No damages have been reported.

CNP Carabineros

Honda Tornado Motorcycles

Nissan Frontier Pickups 75

CNP/DIRAN - Seven motorcycles donated in 2009 are dispersed throughout Colombia. No damages have been reported.

Honda Motorcycles 4

Bajaj Puldar Motorcycles


All 113 vehicles added in CY 09 are in good condition.

Vehicles CNP/Carabineros
Motorcycle 225
Pick up 225
Truck F-450 88
Mid Size Truck 138

Vehicles NAU/COLAR
Mid-size truck 2

Motorcycles 6
SUV 10

CD Brigade
Motorcycles 10

US Marshall

Motorcycles 99
Sedan 26
Mid size truck 12

Minivan 1
Motorcycles 20
Pick up 4
Sedan 35
SUV 19
Taxi 7
Van 16

SUV 17
sedan 6


ABD Aircraft
Citation 560 5
C-26 1
Cessna 182 1

Five Citation 560 tracker aircraft were transferred to the COLAF. Two SR-26 reconnaissance aircraft were delivered to the COLAF after upgrading reconnaissance equipment. Both SR-26s were given by the USG to the Colombian Air Force in 1998 under the 506 drawdown program. One Sr-26 had an accident and is no longer operable. The US contractor conducted SR-26 maintenance until December 31, 2008, and SR-560 maintenance until December 31, 2009.

CNP/ARAVI - The average availability rate for the CNP aircraft fleet for CY 2009 was 64 percent. This is an improvement over prior year but still below the NAS goal. The OPTEMPO was higher than prior years and the CNP over-flew the annual programmed flight hours of 21,225 by 1,200 hours due to interdiction and manual eradication missions. The status of aircraft is listed below:

UH-60L 10
UH-60L 7
Huey II 35
DC-3 4
C-208 1
C-26A 2
C-26 B 5

ARAVI program changes in aircraft numbers occurring during CY2009 are as follows:

On February 18, 2009, a member of the CNP brought an explosive device (“Flash Bang”) on-board a NAS supported GOC titled DC-3 TP. The device accidently exploded and destroyed the aircraft.

On March 3, 2009, a NAS supported Huey II, titled to the USG and operated by the CNP crashed during a Night Vision Goggle mission supporting manual eradication near Villagarzón, Putumayo. All four crewmembers died and the aircraft was destroyed.

The Plan Colombia Helicopter Program transferred five Huey IIs to the Colombian National Police In November 2009, to support the second spray package. The five Huey IIs are USG supported and USG titled.

C-26 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Aerial Platform (ISRAP) – Airplane two C-26 ISRAP’s returned to service during 2009, after extensive modifications and upgrades to the intelligence and avionics equipment on-board. The four ISRAP C26 aircraft contribute immensely to the counter-narcotics missions. All aircraft continually undergo maintenance inspections and service. Considering the age of the aircraft, the overall condition is very good.

CNP ERADICATION/COLAR AVIATION - The CNP Eradication Program and COLAR Aviation Program are both managed for the USG by the NAU and supported by an institutional contractor. NAS Bogota and the INL Air Wing (INL/A) conduct regular program reviews to ensure that aircraft are used for the intended purposes and that the contractor complies with all contract support requirements. There are currently 43 aircraft in support of NAS programs.

While the GOC has operational control of U.S. provided aircraft, the USG retains title. A Letter of Agreement (LOA) specifies the authorized program use for all aircraft. Any other use, such as disaster relief or humanitarian assistance, must be approved beforehand by the Embassy. CNP and COLAR provide regular status reports to NAS. NAS conducts random reviews of flight logs for all USG-supported aircraft.

The current contractor has a communications section that manages all communications equipment used by its personnel in support of Eradication (ERAD) and the COLAR Aviation Program. All equipment is maintained and in satisfactory condition. The contractor issues equipment using hand receipts and conducts an annual 100% inventory. The NAU Logistics and Facilities Section monitors the use of communications equipment assigned to NAU Advisors. NAU property is tracked in the NAU property book and accountability is maintained through the annual 100% property inventory.

AT 802 12
C-208 2

During CY09, all UH-1N helicopters were removed from the NAU inventory. Five aircraft were returned to INL/A at PAFB. Five aircraft were given to the COLAR pending nationalization.

One AT-802 aircraft was lost due to an in-flight accident.

All C-27 airplanes were de-scoped from the contract and returned to INL/A at PAFB in November 2009.

All UH-1NST helicopters were removed from the inventory and returned to INL/A at PAFB in October 2009.

COLAR Aircraft
UH-1N 17
UH-1N II 16
UH-60L 13

In November of 2008, two UH-60 Blackhawk and seven UH-1 Huey-II helicopters that were supporting the GOC Infrastructure Support Strategy (ISS) at the Saravena Army Base, were nationalized and are now controlled by the 18th Brigade, 2nd Division of the Colombian Army. All aircraft are in serviceable condition and continue supporting ISS operations.

PCHP loaned five Huey IIs to the Colombian National Police ARAVI program in November 2009, to support the second spray package. The five Huey IIs are USG supported and USG titled. One Huey II was lost to a Class A accident in March of 2009.

All the UH-1N aircraft, which were on loan to the COLAR, were removed from the NAU inventory during CY09. One helicopter was destroyed in a Class A accident; six were nationalized to the Colombian Navy (COLNAV); the remaining eleven helicopters were nationalized to the COLAR.

All aircraft continually undergo maintenance inspections and service and the overall condition is very good. The current status of all aircraft is listed below (Fully Mission Capable, FMC; Partially Mission Capable, PMC; Non-Mission Capable, NMC):

Aircraft DEPOT FMC PMC NMC Total
AT-802 1 6 1 4 12
C-208 1 1 0 0 2
C-208 0 5 3 8 16
UH-60L 0 8 2 3 13

Weapons and NCG

The NAS monitors the use and operational status of donated weapons by performing regular inventories to ensure that all weapons are accounted. The inventories provide detailed information regarding location, type, and condition. Units that receive weapons support and Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) provide monthly inventories and status reports.

Gau 58
M-4 82
M-60 43
M-60D 42
NVG 84
M9 69

M-4 30
M-60 1
NVD 22
Glock pistol 164
Shotgun 870 10

M-60E3 2
NVG 20
Pietro Beretta 62
Sig Sauer 10
S&W M10 8
S&W M15 12

Weapons-CD Brigade/COLMIL
M-16A4 1936
M-203 10
M-4 40
K-3 Daewoo 10
NVG 695
Pietro Beretta 40
Sig Sauer 20
Walther 5
S&W revolver 3

M-16A2 1124
M-16A4 7240
M-203 764
M-249 659
M-4 95
M-60 298
M-60E3 171
Metal Detector 452
NVG 1001
NVG Monocular 280
Pietro Beretta 909
Sig Sauer 198
Sniper Riffle 215

GAU16 5
GAU19 4
GAU17 64
M-240D 50
M-60D 41

CNP Carabineros - 549 NVG PVS7 and 280 PVS14 NVG Monocular were donated to the EMCAR mobile groups during 2009 to enhance night operations. To date, no losses or damages have been reported.

GAU16 5
GAU19 4
GAU17 64
M-240D 50
M-60D 41

Aircraft mounted and small arms weapons, as well as weapons training, were provided to ARAVI under security assistance programs. One GAU-17A was damaged beyond economical repair in a fatal crash, March 3, 2009, and is pending DEMIL and destruction reports.

Carbine M-4 1,751
Grenade Launcher M-203 902
Grenade Launcher M-79 50
Grenade Launcher MK-19 40MM 5
Machine Gun DAEWOO K3 75
Machine gun M-240B 30
Machine Gun M-249 182
Machine Gun M-60 STD 135
Machine Gun M-60E3 112
Mortar M-224 60M 15
Pistol glock 19 22
Pistol Glock 19 DE INSTRUCCION 1
Pistol Pietro Beretta 1,715
Pistol sig Sauer P-225 1
Pistol SIG SAUER P225
Pistol SIG SAUER P-226 60
Pistol SIG SAUER P226 training 8
Pistol SIG SAUER P-228 590
Pistol SAU SAGER (Training) 12
Pistol SIG SAUER P239 (Training) 2
Revolver S&W 1
Rifle M-16 A1 419
Rifle M-16 A2 885
Rifle M-16 A4 1,825
Shotgun MOSSBERG 590 A1 50
Shotgun MOSSBERG RI-96 25
Shotgun rifle M-24 16
Sniper rifle PANTHER 10
Submachine gun MP-5 MOD. K 98
Submachine gun MP-5 MOD.N 50
Submachine Gun MP-5 MOD.SD 45

ABD - Four NVGs were provided by the program in 2009 for a total of six. Five are located in each of the five Citation 560s and one in the C26 aircraft. Any movement is coordinated ahead of time with the program manager. All are in good condition.

Four hundred (400) laser beams, four hundred EOTACH holographic sights (400) donated in 2008 and deployed around Colombia to the different DIRAN units are still in use. Twenty four (24) range finders monocular, twenty four (24) sniper sights and sixty (60) sight scopes donated in 2007 are currently in use. None of these items were reported missing and when maintenance is required are sent back to Bogotá for preventive and corrective maintenance at the DIRAN Armament Shop.


The GRUIN/COLNAV program received 13 Zodiac Rubber inflatable boats at the beginning of Plan Colombia that are still in service in Cartagena.

Zodiac inflatable boats 13


Twenty four canines were donated to the CNP Carabineros to be used by DICAR in the EMCAR units. They were trained by CNP Canine Academy with NAS support in 2009. These canines are used throughout Colombia for explosive and mine detection operations. All canines are in good health.

In 2009, the NAS supported the CNP Canine Academy’s training of 21 canines that were subsequently donated to CNP DIRAN. Nine are used for explosives and mines detection by the DIRAN EMCAR in manual eradication operations and twelve are used by the DIRAN Airports and Ports Security Program. All canines are in good health.

Communications Equipment

NAS host nation counterpart agencies that receive communications equipment provide inventories and status reports upon request. Comparison of the NAS records with analysis of Colombian inventories showed no notable discrepancies. NAS employs a Communications Advisor to assist the CNP and other GOC entities in identifying requirements, conducting training, and monitoring program implementation. The advisor also works with host nation counterparts to develop a nation-wide strategy for regional and tactical communications support.

To enhance ground operations in 2009, sixty (60) Portable Radios Motorola XTS4250, twenty four (24) GPS, and two (2) Satellite Phones were donated to CNP/DIRAN. No major problems were reported on communications equipment.

The contractor for the Aerial Eradication (ERAD) and Plan Colombia Helicopter Programs (PCHP) maintains a communications section that manages equipment used by DI personnel. All equipment is maintained in satisfactory condition, and is issued using hand receipts. DI conducts an annual 100% inventory. The NAU Logistics & Facilities Section monitors the communications equipment assigned by the contractor to NAU Advisors. NAU property is tracked in a separate NAU property book and accountability is maintained through an annual 100% property inventory.

The 291 radios Thales PRC-148 donated to CNP/Carabineros in 2008 are deployed in DICAR units around the country. Two radios are out-of- service due to programming problems. During 2009, individual battery chargers were purchased for better radio performance. This equipment is being used to support ground operations. The 11 ICR-5s donated in 2008 are located with the “Bloque de Busqueda” and the National Squadrons and are in good shape. Previous communication equipment donated to the CNP/Carabineros since 2003 are out-dated due to the new communication network. They are in the process of being replaced by new radios.

The other 153 Thales PRC-148 radios were donated as follows: 133 to CNP/DIRAN and 20 to the COLNAV/GRUIN. These radios are deployed at the different units around the country.

From the three hundred and six (306) Motorola portable radios XTS2500 donated to the CD Brigade in 2008, only one radio was lost and there is an investigation being carried out to establish responsibility. The CD Brigade uses these radios to secure squad communication during combat and interdiction operations. The ICOM Radios IC-R20 are being used for the intended purpose and no problems were encountered during 2009.

The eighty (80) Portable Radios Motorola XTS5000 that were deployed to the Junglas in 2008, are distributed as follows: 25 in the Jungla Company in Facatativa close to Bogotá, 25 at the Jungla Company in Santa Marta, 5 with the Jungla Instructors in Espinal and 25 at the Jungla in Tulua. These radios are still in use and no major problems or damages were reported during 2009. The ten Quantar repeaters with antennas are located around Colombia in strategic locations (hills close to main cities) supporting CNP/DIRAN communications networks; all of them are in service and the maintenance is contracted by the CNP. The satellite phone deployed to Santa Marta is still in service at this operational unit.

DIRAN also has a total of 133 Thales Radios that were transferred at the end 2008 and early 2009 from the Carabineros program to support manual eradication.

The two radios Yaesu were mistakenly reported as DIRAN but are part of the property under the ARINC contractor supporting the Colombian Air Force, Air Bridge Denial program.

Eight (8) Satellite phones donated by the NAS in 2007 were deployed to support the manual eradication groups and provide long distance and emergency communications where no other communications network is available. These are still in service and no major damages were reported. Four Canopy with reflector antennas donated in 2006 were installed to provide data channel to Jungla operational unit located in Facatativa near Bogota, the same year, a similar data channel with two antennas was installed for data connection with San Jose del Guaviare. They all are still in use in the same locations.

Miscellaneous Equipment

Seven Body Scans (Passengers Inspection Equipment) were donated as part of the Port Security Program in 2009 to CNP DIRAN to be used at six international airports and one seaport. Two are installed in Cartagena (International Airport and Port) and one in Bogotá (At El Dorado Airport). Four are pending to be installed in Pereira, Barranquilla, Rionegro and Palmira international airports. These body scans are used to screen passengers on international flights and cruises.

The two hundred and ten (210) laser Beams, two hundred and fifty (250) metal detectors, one hundred (100) ACOG Sights that were donated in 2008 are deployed around Colombia at the different EMCAR units, including DIRAN and DICAR as support to the operations. The metal detectors donated in 2005 and 2008 are currently in use in manual eradication and other operations to clear mines and search for caches. Due to the constant use of the metal detectors some of them are out of service and waiting for parts to be fixed.

The twenty eight (28) metal detectors and seven (7) weed eaters donated in 2008 are being used by CD Brigade personnel to help secure locations during manual eradications. No major problems were reported with this equipment during CY 2009.


Construction Projects

All construction projects from previous years are used for their intended purpose. No misuse or other problems have been detected during this reporting period. NAS continues to monitor GOC use of existing construction projects financed by the USG.

ABD has hangars, lodging facilities, and office space at three Colombian Air Force bases and Bogota. They are managed and operated by ARINC. The Host Nation (HN) has access to the hangars and offices, while HN access to lodging is very limited. ABD has an office at the Colombian Ministry of Defense that is shared with U.S. Military Group personnel. Apiay Air base has a Multifunction Facility with a ramp, four hangars, maintenance work areas, offices, and lodging facility. Barranquilla Air Base has a multifunction facility that houses two aircraft and has maintenance work areas, office space, and lodging facility. It also has two houses for US personnel. Cali Air base has a multifunction facility that houses one aircraft along with maintenance work areas, office space, and lodging facility. It also has one house for US personnel.

ARAVI Program

Site Description % Complete Cost USD
Guaymaral Septic Tank Repair 100% $1,100

Security upgrade for Communications Room 100% $23,000

Ammo Container Purchase 100% $4,500

OpenNet Wiring 100% $42,000

Sewage Treatment Plant Repair 100% $2,500

Anti-static mat installation Battery Shop 100% $1,750

Anti-static mat installation Electric Shop 100% $4,000

Container relocation and 40ft container refurbishment Hangar 2 100% $12,000

Install Window in Reparable Shop Hangar 3 100% $1,800

Refurbish 20ft container Hangar 2 100% $5,500

Santa Marta

Sewage Treatment Plant Repair
100% $9,000

Air conditioner and drop ceiling installation at SMR Fuel Office 100% $3,000
El Dorado

Expand Tool Shop
100% $1,500

Studies and Analysis Landing pad lights installation
100% $30,000

Studies and Analysis Ramp (platform) lights installation 100% $30,000

Studies and Analysis Runway and taxiway lights installation 100% $40,000

Studies and Analysis Landing approach lights installation

NAU Program

Site Description % Complete Cost USD


Logistics Storage Facilities Build Up



Tolemaida CCTV Security Camera System 100% $41,417

Weapons Bunker & Security Wall 100% $81,300
Melgar PCHP Barracks Facilities Repairs 100% $5,275
San Jose 4 Concrete Helipads 100% $165,000

120-Person Barracks 100% $727,140

CNP Carabineros


% Complete Cost USD
Guateque Piamonte
Construction of Police Mobile Bases



La Uribe CNP Police Station 100% $648,622


Description % Complete Cost USD
Bogotá National Health Institute (INS) Laboratory Refurbishment 95% $22,000

CNP Interdiction


Internet office furniture



Cartagena Airport Remodeling body scan 100% $1,477

Chicoral – Pijaos

Industrial Furniture, air conditioning, thermofill curtains, plastic shelves for kitchen



Self service line and furniture for dining area



Office furniture for administrative building 100% $50,132

Three classrooms furniture 100% $27,759

Puerto Estrella
Bastion Barrack improvements
and hydro-sanitary system
100% $83,865
Santa Marta NVG Laboratory Container 100% $33,600

Port Security

Description % Complete Cost USD
Bogotá - Airport Remodeling body scan 100% $13,218

ICE Program

Bogotá Remodeling DIJIN's Operational Room 100% $51,282


Description % Complete Cost USD

Office furniture for administrative building 100% $6,375

Program Impact

All donated USG items have a direct, positive impact on the GOC’s ability to locate and destroy narcoterrorist organizations and HCL labs, manually and aerially eradicate coca, perform HVT missions, and establish state presence in the rural areas. Aircraft, communications equipment, weapons and vehicles are essential to accomplishing this mission.

As a result of continued NAS support, 1,720 laboratories were destroyed and a total 97,528 kilos of cocaine and 25,512 kilos of coca base were seized. NAS support also enabled the CNP to manually eradicate 56,631 hectares of coca and 546 hectares of amapola.

The investigations conducted by the CN counterparts, in conjunction with DEA, led to a record number of extraditions (186), including several high-profile extraditions, most notably Diego Montoya Sanchez aka “Don Diego,” during CY-2009. The DEA has been able to expand its operational coverage to include the entire west coast of Colombia. Money laundering investigations continue to be at the forefront of the DEA mission in Colombia; CN counterparts now have increased capabilities to track financial transactions and banking information.

Construction Projects

NAS communications support enables host nation counterparts to enhance command and control at the national and tactical level. The computers and network devices provide our HN counterparts the ability to establish expanded data networks and to better organize mission critical information that facilitates the movement of critical information in a timely manner.


NAS assistance allows the CNP to equip the Carabineros Mobile Squadrons (approx 16,000 police) for assignment in rural Colombia where minimal security existed prior to August 2002. NAS- provided weapons give the GOC a significant tactical advantage over narcoterrorist threats.

Construction Projects

Several important projects completed during 2009 enhance GOC capabilities and security. Examples are the three CNP Base Stations located at La Uribe, Guateque, Piamonte and the facility improvement at Puerto Estrella Guajira.

The Environmental Office constructed a laboratory at IGAC and contracts an agronomist and chemist to analyze glyphosate in soil samples. In 2009, the contractors developed the methodology to analyze the level of glyphosate in soil. Prior to this achievement, there were no laboratories in Colombia capable of precisely determining the amount of glyphosate in soil. As a result of NAS assistance, the Government of Colombia has the technical knowledge and equipment to analyze soil samples.

NAS currently analyzes the amount of glyphosate present in water samples. Using the soli lab model, NAS began construction of the INS laboratory in 2009. We anticipate it will be completed, and up and running by 2010. Once this laboratory is complete, Colombia will have the capability not only to analyze glyphosate in water, but human body fluid samples as well, which will greatly assist NAS and the GOC in response to health complaints.

Laboratory Equipment

IGAC and INS laboratories have equipment to analyze samples. The NAS contracted two employees to work at IGAC, and will contract two employees to work at INS. The equipment is functioning and in good condition. The NAS has an agreement with both institutions to provide some equipment support.


In 2009, the CNP ARAVI flew over 8,000 missions for a total of 22,425 flight hours supporting core missions of manual and aerial eradication, interdiction, reconnaissance, and training. The CNP assumed helicopter support for aerial eradication. Additionally, PCHP transferred five Huey IIs to the CNP to provide helicopter support for the second spray package. ARAVI provides aerial intelligence platforms that support other police units.

ABD support provided has resulted in a 95% reduction in illegal flights over Colombia making it one of the most successful programs in the U.S. support to Colombia. When the program started in 2003, there were 657 illegal flights. In 2009, projections indicate there will be approximately 30. ABD will be nationalized January 1, 2010, with the GOC receiving ownership of ABD facilities and assuming the maintenance and logistics of the aircraft.

In CY-2009, the spray goal established for the program was exceeded; the AT-802 pilots flew 1,960 missions for a total of 4,319 flight hours, and sprayed 104,771 hectares of coca. This goal was achieved in spite of budgetary constraints that resulted in the de-scope of aircraft, downsizing of the support infrastructure, and significant personnel cuts. In 2009, the PCHP helicopter fleet was reduced by 60% and contractor support personnel were reduced by 70%. In spite of this, the PCHP provided excellent support to an extensive array of missions. In 2009, PCHP aircrews flew 10,261 hours, completing 187 MEDEVAC missions; that provided support to several COLAR counternarcotics units; support to aerial eradication teams throughout the country and conducted security operations. It should be noted that approximately 90% of PCHP expenditures directly fund operations and maintenance support. Any further budget cuts and/or asset reductions will have a major negative impact on operational capability.


Vehicle transportation (pick-up trucks) support is a force multiplier to the increased mobility of the counter-drug and rural security units. Most units are located in rural areas with no paved roads and otherwise would not have the means to quickly mobilize against terrorist organizations. With the addition of pick-up trucks, the HN has the capability to destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver. Our continued support is allowing the counter-drug and rural security units to have continued success against narco-terror organizations.


On the first day of use at each airport, DIRAN units using Body Scan technology, seized drugs worth more than the value of the scanning equipment. The body scans, complement the work of Passenger Analysis Teams by adding increased detection capability.

Problems and Corrective Action Plan (CAP)

Unmonitored Resources

The NAS EUM Coordinators monitored items in the 2009 EUM Plan. Those items not monitored during CY 2009 will be incorporated into the NAS EUM 2010 plan.

Repair and Maintenance of Commodities

NAS ARAVI provides contractor support to CNP maintenance team to meet availability rate goals. Although the CNP has not met the availability rate goal, they exceeded all other operational goals for the year. CNP with NAS carefully consider the decision to sacrifice availability rate over operational goals.

At the end of 2009, the ABD FY 2009 funds had not arrived, which in turn forced the cancellation of an upgrade of the SR-26 avionics and the purchase of a spare engine.

The DEA funding levels continue to make it difficult to procure vehicles for counterpart groups. A significant number of donated vehicles have reached the end of their useful lifecycle. Many vehicles are too expensive to repair and maintain.

Lack of Use and Misuse of Commodities

Minor equipment showed a lack of usage, such as NVDs, thermal cameras, fuel inspection kits and contraband detector kits. Program Officers are working on either disposal or redeployment to other units.

Unmonitored Resources

Using a combination of primary and secondary methods, post monitored an additional 40% of the property donated to DIRAN programs. Using both methods for the CNP-Carabineros Program, an attempt to inspect the remaining 59 % will be done in 2009.

Re the Presidential Security Program, the NAS moved all program aspects to the RSO in September 2008.

On-site Inspections

The magnitude of the program makes it almost impossible to cover all areas. Scheduled on-site inspections planned for 2009 include nationalized projects, CNP/DIRAN and Carabineros/EMCAR sites not visited in previous years, and the CD Brigade. Random and unscheduled visits will be determined along the way as requested by program officers.

Secondary Methods of Monitoring Resource Status

When on-site inspections are not feasible due to time constraints, security reasons, level of operations, among others, comparison with host nation government written or computerized records with NAS inventory records will be done. There is known absence of an accurate inventory control with a unique procurement software program that makes it almost impossible to implement an effective monitoring program. EUM Coordinators are working on gathering as much information from the NAS and CNP databases at the International Cooperation Office called SICOI. This is expected to become the primary source for comparing program records to the inventory records supplied for CNP/DIRAN Interdiction, CNP’s Air Service (ARAVI) and CNP/Carabineros.

Repair and Maintenance of Commodities

The high cost of maintenance and spare parts for some donated vehicles are presenting some fiscal and logistical challenges for the host nation due to lack of vendor facilities. The NAS is making every effort to donate only items that are compatible with the GOC logistical systems. Post anticipates future GOC budgets to be able to better support the maintenance of donated items.

Lack of Use and Misuse of Commodities

During the visit to DIRAN’s operational units, the NAS EUM Coordinator found some minor equipment which showed a lack of use. The NAS Program Officer was advised of the problem and is redeploying the equipment to other units for better use. Two Ford F-350 trucks donated in 2003 to the Port Security Program were not being used as they had no legal registry to make them serviceable. The NAS EUM Coordinators provided the required documentation to process the license required to make them serviceable.

Other Problems

No other significant problems were noted. Items which could be more effectively used in other areas were identified and subsequently re-distributed. Equipment that is now obsolete or is no longer in working order was identified and removed from the inventory list.



EUM Program Coordinator

NAS Management Analyst: Ione Assumpcao, 55 61 3312 7342, assumpcaoI@state.gov, with the advice and supervision of NAS Director: Terrence Flynn, 55 61 3312-7334, flynntr@state.gov

Inventory System

NAS Brasilia records and tracks distribution of donated commodities, using Microsoft Office Excel. The Excel document contains a general worksheet which includes all donated commodities and separate worksheets for each project. All worksheets include the following information: type, name of item, with make and model, serial number, acquisition cost, acquisition year, end user, project number, date turned over to host government, last verification, condition and location.

Staff Member EUM Responsibilities

The NAS Management Analyst, under the general supervision of the NAS Director, is responsible for performing the majority of on-site inspections, inventory list control and updates, and preparing the EUM report. The Law Enforcement Adviser and Program Specialist are responsible for the project design, implementation, coordination and evaluation.

Other USG Agency Assistance

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Counterpart Agencies

Department of Federal Police (DPF) Organized Crime Department
Ministry of Justice/National Secretariat of Public Security (SENASP)
National Department of Prisons (DEPEN)
National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD)
Financial Activities Oversight Council (COAF)


Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and joint receiving letter signed by representative of the USG and the GOB.

Monitoring Procedures

On-site Inspections

Post performed five scheduled inspections, two unscheduled inspections and seven counterpart inspections in four cities during 2009.

12/12/2009 Council for Financial Activities Control COAF
09/16/2009 Central Kennel, Brasilia
08/27/2009 SIU Base, Sao Paulo
10/19/2009 SIU Base, Belem
10/28/2009 SIU Base, Manaus
10/29/2009 Airport, Manaus
12/11/2009 Civil Police Academy, Sao Paulo

The percentage of donated items personally inspected was seventy percent (70%). The number of items subject to inspection is 395.

Secondary Methods of Monitoring Resource Status

Discussions about equipment usefulness, quality of service provided, and training results are part of the EUM report used during EUM inspections. Program Officers also provide reports informing the status of their project regarding donated commodities. Twenty percent (20%) of the commodities were monitored using secondary methods.


Computer Equipment

Brazil Federal Police – 100 complete desktop computers were donated to the Brazilian Federal Police in 2004. Fifteen complete desktop computers were donated to the Civil Police in Sao Paulo; five complete desktop computers were donated to the Civil Police in Curitiba and five complete desktop computers were donated to the Civil Police in Rio de Janeiro in 2009.

Twenty five notebook computers were donated to the Brazilian Federal Police in 2004. Six Notebook computers were donated to the Brazilian Federal Police in 2009.

Ten servers were donated to the Brazilian Police in 2004.

Two racks with sliding doors were donated in 2009.

One no-break was donated in 2009. Nine printers were donated in 2009; three scanners were donated in 2004 and one scanner was donated in 2009.

One hundred fifty (150) Nextel cellular phones were donated in 2005. Eight Garmin GPS units were donated in 2009.

One shredder was donated in 2004. Five shredders were donated in 2009.

Two air conditioners were donated in 2008 and four air conditioners were donated in 2009.

Two tents were donated in 2009.

Five night vision goggles were donated in 2009.

Twelve device seizure command kits and six device seizure field kits were donated in 2009.

Financial Activities Oversight Council – One no break was donated in 2009. Two shredders were donated in 2009.

Special Investigation Units Program - In Sao Paulo 30 desktops, two servers, one notebook computer, 21 cellular phones (Nextel), two scanners and two air conditioners were donated. The equipment donated in 2005 is in fair condition. All air conditioners are in excellent condition. In Rio de Janeiro: ten desktop computers, one server, two notebook computers, twelve cellular phones (Nextel) and one scanner. Information Equipment provided in 2005 has been repaired and is in fair condition. In Manaus: one server, two printers. The server is in good condition and printers are in excellent condition. In Belem: five notebook computers, one scanner, five printers, three no-breaks, two tents, two air conditioners, one rack 19” with two sliding drawers and three servers. One of the notebook computers is in good condition. The other equipment is in excellent condition. In Porto Vehho: two notebook computers, two printers and 6 GPSs. Equipment is in excellent condition. In Porto Seguro: two GPSs, two servers, one rack 19” with two drawers. Equipment is in excellent condition. In Brasilia: three servers, 70 cellular phones (Nextel), two air conditioners, one shredder, six device seizure command kits, three device seizure field kits, four night vision goggles. Information equipment has been repaired and is in fair condition. Items donated in 2009 are in excellent condition.

Mobile Team – Seven notebook computers, 34 cellular phones (Nextel). Equipment has been repaired and is in good condition.

Operational Control Center Brasilia – One server was donated. It is in good condition.

Campo Grande Unit – One server that is in good condition.

Teresina Unit – One server that is in good condition.

Airport Interdiction Program – Brasilia has five shredders, two device seizure field kits, six device seizure command kits and one night vision goggles. All are in excellent condition.

Canine Program – Central Kennel Unit in Brasilia: 13 cellular phones (Nextel), five dogs, two breed dogs and ten pre-trained dogs. One dog has been put to sleep due to Leishmania disease. Two were donated because they were not responding to the needs of the service; two are being used for drug detection.

Civil Police Sao Paulo – Fifteen desktop computers. All are in excellent condition.

Civil Police in Rio de Janeiro – Five desktop computers. All equipment is in excellent condition.

Civil Police in Parana – Five desktop computers. All are in excellent condition.

Money Laundering – Financial Activities Oversight Council-COAF in Brasilia has two shredders, one no-break 40k was and one sliding cabinet. All equipment is in excellent condition.

All equipment is being used for intelligence collection and special investigations.


The Boston Whalers below are no longer on the EUM visit schedule. Post will be working on a disposal procedure for the Boston Whalers.

Boston Whalers 14

Of the 14 whalers, 4 are working and in good condition, 6 are working, however they are in poor condition and awaiting funding for repairs and 4 are not working and are currently stored, as they need repair and are awaiting funding.

Canine Units

The Memorandum of Understanding on Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement between the United States and Brazil (MOU) completed its first year of implementation. Section III of the MOU – Performance Goals & Measurements of Effectiveness stipulates that upon conclusion of the first year that program goals and progress achieved will be measured by the effective installation of equipment, improvement of facilities, training of personnel and other preparatory measures. Canine Program priorities included increasing the dog population, establishing a dog breeding program, renovation of existing kennels, construction of new kennels, purchasing of specialized drug / explosive detection devices, and training dogs for explosive detection in addition to their normal drug detection tactics.

The results at year’s end revealed an increase in the dog force with the purchase of twelve (12) additional dogs from breeders in Holland. The dogs of choice that were bought were German Sheppard and Belgium Malinois dogs. Of these dogs, four (4) were trained in explosive detection, the first time this type of training has occurred. All of the dogs have been deployed to regional offices where they are conducting interdiction operations at airports and other locations. In 2010, twenty (20) additional dogs will be purchased. The breeding program is depending on the acquisition of pedigree female dogs from Holland, Belgium, or Germany. A search for adequate females is ongoing.

Renovation and new construction of kennels have been postponed by factors beyond the control of the Federal Police. The Brazilian government has deemed that the present Canine Facility needs to be moved to a new location due to the building of a metro-rail line on and through the current property.

Specialized drug / explosive detection equipment has been ordered in the form of portable mobile detectors for simultaneous detection for both types of substances. Additionally, density meters have been purchased to scan vehicles or buildings for hidden contraband.

In conclusion, the Brazilian Canine force has engaged other canine units to share experiences and to learn more about other methodologies that can be implemented into the Brazilian program. U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Canine experts conducted an assessment of the Brazilian program and Brazilian counterparts visited several U.S. locations to assess those programs. Visited were some U.S. air and seaports, the CBP training facility at Front Royal, Virginia and the U.S. Border Patrol training center at El Paso, Texas. More of these types of actions are planned for the coming year.

During the following events, the Brazilian Federal Police – Canine Division – conducted security and detection operations for explosives at the request of the US. Embassy – Brasilia. Searches were conducted by NAS donated K-9’s on vehicles, luggage, and rooms at various locations.


Demand Reduction Services

The NAS funded simultaneous translation services for the GOB to host OAS/CICAD Working Group and Conference on updating the Western Hemisphere Policy Against Drugs. Post provided a key note speaker and travel of community coalition members for the Tough Love International Conference and training for Brazilian anti-drug community coalitions. Post also provided travel for Brazilian officials to attend the National Drug Court Professionals Conference in California and CADCA Community Coalition training in Kentucky.

Other Professional Services

INL funded various training, training-related travel and translation services to Brazilian Federal Police and other host-country partners under all seven programs designated in our current LOA.

Program Impact

Communications Equipment

2009 was the first full year of implementation of the programs in the bilateral agreement on Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement. Commodities donated continue to enhance the intelligence collection capacities of the SIUs, as well as expansion of the bases to other important areas in Brazil. Specialized narcotics and explosive detection equipment was purchased and is in the process of being imported into Brazil for the Airport Interdiction Program. Twelve dogs were procured to boost the dog population of the Canine Program for drug detection, some of which were trained for the first time for explosive detection. The Money Laundering Program was enhanced through equipment purchases and coordinated cooperation between Brazil’s enforcement entity and their U. S. counterparts, including a technical visit to FinCen. Equipment purchases and planned training is in progress under the Urban Crime Control Program for Public Security Secretariat. U.S. Prison Specialists conducted an assessment of Brazil’s Federal Prison System and post has instituted a partnership to help improve the system. Drug Prevention programs have continued to improve with integration of the National Anti-Drug Secretariat, the National Public Security Secretariat, and several NGOs (non-governmental organizations). And finally, six training courses were carried out for police, including airport interdiction, cyber crime investigations, and forensics handheld device recovery and narcotics enforcement.

Surveillance Equipment

The equipment led to corroboration of intelligence obtained by Brazilian Federal Police and DEA.

Problems and Corrective Action Plan

Repair and Maintenance of Commodities

Maintenance and repair of donated information equipment purchased in the United States has always been a problem for post’s counterparts. Product warranties do not cover maintenance in Brazil and the high cost of shipping makes it a very expensive procedure. Furthermore, replacement parts for U.S. produced computers are not readily available in Brazil. The computers sold in Brazil are different models and do not have Portuguese as a language option. In an effort to continue buying U. S. models, but address previous compatibility issues, we will do research to find U. S. equipment that can be bought with a Brazilian warranty and software in Portuguese.



EUM Program Coordinator

Theodore J. Craig, 54-11-57777-4858, craigtj@state.gov

Inventory System

Post utilizes Excel spreadsheets to monitor donated vehicles, information technology equipment, and software. These are maintained by the Political Assistant (Locally Employed Staff position) and include the most recent observations of equipment by Embassy personnel, including those of other agencies (principally DEA staff).

Staff Member Responsibilities

The EUM Coordinator and LES assistant, with support from office, including Financial Management Office, General Services Office and Regional Security Office.

Other U.S. Agency Assistance

The Drug Enforcement Administration is our principal counterpart for designing, implementing and monitoring assistance to Government of Argentina (GAO) , but we also coordinate, particularly on training, with Immigration and customs Enforcement Attaché, Security Assistance Office, and Legal Attaché' (FBI).

Counterpart Agency

Argentine Federal Police (PFA)
Argentine Frontier Guard (Gendarmeria, or GNA)
Argentine Coast Guard (Prefectura, or PNA) Provincial police forces (principally Salta, Buenos Aires, Misiones, Mendoza, and Jujuy).


The provision of items and services to the above mentioned agencies is done under our 2004 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Argentina, which has been extended annually through Face Sheet amendments. Donations are accompanied by ceremonies or Ambassadorial visits. In the cases of donated equipment, post requires a simple signed statement from a responsible counterpart official that the equipment has been officially received and that it will be utilized in support of specific objectives associated with the bilateral MOU.

Monitoring Procedures

On-site Inspections

Inspections are carried out by the Embassy Political Section and by DEA agents. The DEA is principally responsible for confirming the provision of training, though INL responsible officer often attends opening or closing sessions (and Ambassador has given remarks).

The principal sites of USG donated equipment are: Northern Border Task Force, Salta Province; PFA headquarters, Buenos Aires; Gendarmeria Headquarters, Buenos Aires; Eastern Border Task Force, Misiones Province; Mendoza Provincial Police; and Buenos Aires Provincial Police. DEA Agents visit these sites on multiple occasions every year and work directly with Argentine law enforcement officers utilizing the donated equipment. DEA assists with inventory management of 25 vehicles donated since 2004.

Secondary methods of inspection include phone calls and observation of counterpart agency records.

Status - Commodities

2009 donations included computer equipment and software provided to the PFA and Gendarmeria to support investigations, interdiction operations, and regional information sharing. Past computer and detection equipment donations to the NBTF and EBTF have been focused on investigations and interdiction. In addition, one vehicle was delivered this year after long bureaucratic delays.


Since 2004, INCLE and Andean Initiative Funds have provided 25 vehicles to Government of Argentina counterpart agencies. The last of these vehicles, a Chevrolet Corsa, was the only one donated in calendar year 2009 and was provided to the Gendarmeria for use with the Eastern Border Task Force. Post has no vehicles currently in the pipeline.

Post has VIN numbers and a monitoring schedule for the vehicles, which all remain in use. Argentine agencies are maintaining the vehicles appropriately. An End Use Monitoring visit to NBTF in Salta, Argentina, revealed that the Gendarmeria was funding repairs worth several thousand dollars each to two Renault Clio vehicles.

Toyota Hilux 1
Renault Kangoo 6
Renault Clio 2 (4 door) 1
Renault Clio 2 (2 door) 4
Chevy S-10 Pickup 1
Chevy Corsica 1

Renault Clio 2 2
Chevy Corsica 2

Customs Agency
Renault Clio 2 2

Mendoza Police
Ford Ecoline 1
Ford Focus 1

Chevy Corsica 1

Jujuy Provincial Police
Chevy Corsica 1

Salta Provincial Police
Chevy Corsica 1


There are no donated dogs still at working age in Argentina.

Miscellaneous Equipment

One gas tank fiberscope and 20 digital cameras were purchased in 2006; the fiberscope was provided to the NBTF and was confirmed in working order in December 2009, and the NBTF provides descriptions of use. Post continues to observe that both national and Provincial Police forces make good use of the miscellaneous equipment (handcuffs, vests, flashlights, cameras, etc.) provided to them in previous years.

Communications Equipment

Communications equipment has not been donated in the last few years. Radio transmitters provided to the NBTF require routine maintenance and repair. Many hand-held radios provided to Federal and Provincial Police throughout Argentina need to be repaired or replaced because of wear and tear resulting from routine use under harsh operational conditions.

Computer Equipment

Two laptops with networking system and 18 desktops were distributed in 2008 for use by the Northern Border Task Force (NBTF) and other GOA counternarcotics agencies. These were observed at NBTF headquarters.

In 2009, $65,046 in INCLE funds (FY 2006, 2007, and 2008) were utilized to purchase Pen-Link software (including training modules) and to support training in the software (per diem and hotel costs for participants not working in Buenos Aires). Recipients were the PFA, GNA, the GNA/NBTF, and the Mendoza Provincial Police. DEA continues to liaison with offices making use of this telephone call records analysis software.

In March 2009, INCLE funds were utilized to purchase $8704 in computer equipment for an analysis and response center at GNA headquarters designed to enhance the Gendarmeria’s ability to rapidly mobilize assets around the country in response to interdiction possibilities. The GNA hopes to develop this into a capacity to respond quickly to illicit small plane drug flights crossing its northern borders.


With INL –Washington approval, $24,000 in INCLE funds were used in 2009 for the first year of a two-year lease on the NBTF headquarters in Salta. The EUM coordinator visited the facility in May and again in December 2009 and observed heavy use by task force members and ongoing upgrades supported by the GNA, the Salta Provincial Police, and DEA. DEA makes use of a small office in the facility when agents are in Salta.


Support for two Argentine participants in Colombia Jungla Commando Course, US $5,801, with FY 2006 funds, beginning February 2009. January 26 – May 29, 2009.

Firearms and tactical training for Gendarmeria Nacional in Bariloche in May, 2009, for 25 trainees. US $9,604, with FY 2006 funds, provided by DEA. April 13, 2009.

Firearms and tactical training for Buenos Aries Provincial Police and its Drug Enforcement Unit, in 2009. For 20 students. US $8,768, with FY 2007 funds.

Support for two Argentine participants in Colombia Jungla Commando Course, beginning July 2009, US $6,085, with FY 2008 funds. July 27 - December 3, 2009.

Supplies, trainer costs, domestic travel and meals for remote tactical training in Salta Province for Gendarmeria (Frontier Guard) in October 2009 utilizing FY 2007 funds, $41,325.

Centers for Drug Information (CDI) training was held in Salta, April 27 – May 1, 2009 for a total cost of US $31,583 paid from FY 2006 and 2007. The training was established as Argentina agreed to host the sub-regional CDI following its expulsion from Bolivia. Training involved a total of 37 participants from Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile.

June 17-19, 2009 Firearms and Tactical Training in Salta, using FY 2005/2007 Andean Initiative funds, for US $3,745.

Travel costs for four Argentine government participants and two DEA agents in “Seis Fronteras” conference on pre-cursor chemicals in Peru, September 2009, for US $12,890.

Travel to Guatemala for four Argentine Federal Police to participate in NAS-sponsored dog training modules, US $17,920 in FY 2008 funds. October 12 – December 18, 2009.

November 2, 2009 Chemical Diversion Investigation Seminar – Buenos Aires (DEA Justice Training Center, JTC) for Mendoza and Salta police and GNA – Total 13 participants, supported by INCLE FY 2009 for a total of US $18,950.

Firearms and Tactical Training for the Gendarmeria Nacional Argentina held on December 1 – 3, 2009 in Salta with FY 2005 Andean Initiative Funds, cost US $11,029.

Status of Services

All donated services have been contained in training modules or issue-specific seminars for Argentine and other regional law enforcement. All were delivered effectively.

Program Impact

INCLE-based assistance is crucial to sustaining effective cooperation between U.S. and Argentine law enforcement agencies. It also plays a key role in enhancing Argentina’s law enforcement capacity in areas like complex investigations and pre-cursor chemical threat awareness. In the first nine-months of 2009, 92% of DEA-assisted cocaine seizures in Argentina were affected in the NBTF area of operations. The NBTF has been the largest recipient of USG-provided training and equipping and we believe our assistance has been crucial to making the entity effective. Our training is eagerly welcomed by all Argentine law enforcement agencies and leads directly to case-focused cooperation.

Problems and Corrective Action Plan (CAP)

Argentina faces increasing pressure from drug traffickers seeking to exploit the situation in Bolivia to transship Andean-sourced cocaine through northern Argentina and onward to European and global destinations. There is also a significant flow of Paraguayan marijuana destined for Argentine and other markets. With an advanced industrial sector, Argentina is also a source country for pre-cursor chemicals used in cocaine and other drug production, some of which occurs in Argentina. The country’s long borders (the world’s seventh longest) and relatively low population density mean that traffickers are able to exploit wide open spaces to move their product into the country and then exploit Argentina’s busy and globally-connected ports and airports to move the product out. Corruption can also interfere with judicial proceedings and law enforcement vigilance. We are currently planning use of FY 2010 INCLE funds to address other problem areas, including inadequate regulation pre-cursor chemical traffic.

In terms of INCLE management, post lost its Narcotics Coordinator position in June 2006. These additional duties were assumed by the Pol/Mil Officer. The Political Assistant (LES employee) responsible for assisting with INL program management also has a range of the responsibilities for the Political Section. Embassy welcomes additional INCLE resources which can be well utilized to build cooperation with the important partner, but will also require ongoing support from Washington to manage increased resources with limited dedicated staff.



EUM Program Coordinator

Evan Owen, 58-212-907-8493, owene@state.gov

Inventory System

Post is transitioning from Microsoft Office based products to a WebPass automated inventory system.

Staff Member EUM Responsibilities

With the elimination of the NAS Logistics specialist position due to budget cuts in May 2009, the NAS Program Assistant is now primarily responsible for conducting inventories, on-site inspections, secondary monitoring, and auditing expenditures. NAS Caracas relies on the GSO for Customs clearances and FMC for budgeting, financial planning, and voucher examiner services. NAS Caracas has not had a full-time FSO dedicated to NAS since July 2008. The current NAS Director is a political officer with substantial responsibilities in the rest of his portfolio.

Other US Agency Assistance

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Military Group (USMILGP), United States Defense Attaché (USDAO) and Legal Attaché (LEGATT) have been unable to assist in EUM due to the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela’s (GBRV) policy of non-cooperation with the United States in counternarcotics.

Counterpart Agencies

National Drug Office (ONA) previously known as CONACUID,
National Guard Anti-Drug Command (GNAD)
Prosecutors Drug Task Force (PDTF)
Criminal Investigative Police (CICPC)
National Guard (GN)
National Bolivarian Armada, formerly known as the Venezuelan Navy (ANB)
Venezuelan Coast Guard (GC)
Superintendency of Banks (SUDEBAN)
Zulia Regional Police (POLIZULIA)
El Hatillo Municipal Police
Chacao Municipal Police
San Francisco Municipal Police
Sucre Municipal Police
Baruta Municipal Police
Margarita Maritime Police
San Cristobai Municipal Police


Memoranda of Understanding (MOU), Letters of Agreement (LOA) or receipts are used for provision of equipment to host government agencies.

Monitoring Procedures

On-site Inspections

Six (6) scheduled and three (3) unscheduled on-site inspections were performed in 2009 at three counterpart sites as follows:

The total number of donated items subject to inspection was 833. The percentage of items inspected was 16%.

Secondary Methods of Monitoring Resource Status

The GBRV did not allow access to government records. The NAS was able to hold discreet discussions with contacts in some central government agencies to determine the status of INL-funded resources. Fourteen (14) percent of donated items were monitored using secondary methods.



Twelve (12) mountain bicycles were donated to the El Hatillo Municipal Police in 2008 for community oriented police and demand reduction. All are currently operational. One Suzuki motorcycle was donated in 2007 to the Caracas Interpol Office in support of Administration of Justice and is currently operational. One 32-passenger bus was donated to the BGO Programs, Juvenile Missionero in 2007 in support of demand reduction and is currently operational. Nineteen (19) automobiles and two (2) motorcycles were donated to the PDTF; one (1) Toyota Hilus pickup was donated to the ONA; one (1) Toyota Land Cruiser and one Jeep Cherokee to the Puerto Cabello port security project.

Municipal Police
Mountain bicycles 12

NGO Program
32-passenger bus 1

Interpol Office
Suzuki motorcycle 1

Port Security Project
Toyota Land Cruiser 1
Jeep Cherokee 1


In 1999, the USG completed delivery of the following items to the Government of Venezuela (GOV) under Presidential drawdown authority under Section 502 (A) (2). The MILGRP plays an active role in checking on the status of these items but has not had access to monitor their use since 2001.

C-26 Aircraft 2


In 1999, the USG completed delivery of the following items to the Government of Venezuela (GOV) under Presidential drawdown authority under Section 502 (A) (2). The MILGRP plays an active role in checking on the status of these items but has not had access to monitor their use since 2001.

82 Foot Point Class Coast Guard Cutters


LCM 8 Utility Landing Craft 1
PBR Riverine patrol boat 6


Twelve (12) computers donated in 2008 to the San Francisco Municipal Police in support of drug interdiction are currently operational. The San Francisco mayor elected in November 2008 and closely allied with the national government, alleged without proof that these computers were being used to smuggle weapons from Israel to the Colombia.

Fifteen (15) computers were donated in 2005 to the Caracas Interpol Office in support of administration of Justice are currently operational.

Thirty (30) computers donated in 2007 to the Zulia Regional Police in support of drug interaction and the Administration of Justice is currently operational.

Twelve (12) computers donated in 2006 to the Baruta Municipal Police in support of drug interdiction and the Administration of Justice are currently operational.

Four (4) computers donated in 2007 to the Sucre Municipal Police Academy in support of Administration of Justice are currently operational.

Twelve (12) computers donated in 2007 to the Jorge Washington School in Maracaibo to support demand reduction are currently operational.

Ten (10) computers donated in 2005 to the Programa Juvenile Missionero in Caracas to support demand reduction are currently operational.

Eight (8) computers donated in 2007 to the Hogar Renacer drug recovery clinic in Caracas to support demand reduction are currently operational.

Six (6) computers donated in 2007 to the Bucaral Community Center in Caracas to support demand reduction are currently operational.

Four (4) computers donated in 2005 to IPSA legal clinic in Caracas to support the Administration of Justice are currently operational.

One computer donated in 2006 to the Higher Institute of Law in Caracas to support the Administration of Justice is currently operational.

One computer donated in 2007 to Alternative Prevention in Caracas to support the Administration of Justice is currently operational.

Communications Equipment

PRC-77 radio sets 77

Intercepts 13

Laboratory Equipment

Mass spectrometers, gas chromatographs, infrared spectrometers, microscopes, digital scales and other items were assigned to the National Guard central laboratory in Caracas and field laboratories in San Cristobal and Puerto La Criz.

Miscellaneous Equipment

One air conditioning unit was donated to the Community Center and one air conditioning unit to the Jorge Washington School to cool computer rooms in 2007.

One C-30 contraband detection kit was donated to the San Cristobal Municipal Police in 2007 and two C-30 kits in 2008 to the San Francisco Municipal Police in support of drug interdiction. They are currently operational.

One fax machine and one GPS receiver donated to the Margarita Maritime Police in 2007 in support of drug interdiction are currently operational.

Twelve (12) bunk beds donated in 2007 to the Hogar Renace drug recover clinic in Caracas to support demand reduction are currently operational.


Construction Projects

Work on the Container Inspection Facility (CIF) as part of the Puerto Cabello port security project was halted in Mary 2006 as a result of an improperly imported gamma Ray Detection System (GARDS) by a BAS vendor. Dock doors, load levelers, ventilation and CO monitoring systems remain incomplete. Port authorities took control of the CIF in 2008. Post protested the takeover, but port authorities continue to retain control. An attempt to inspect the CIF in March 2009 was denied; however, officers were informed that two forklifts were missing, batteries, seven (7) desktop computers were missing, and the air condition units had been removed.

Program Impact

Equipment donated to municipal and state law enforcement continues to make a positive impact in smaller, resource strapped agencies. Municipal and state police departments are able to dedicate resources, that otherwise would have gone to IT equipment for example, to additional officers or vehicles. Additionally IT systems allow police to keep better detailed records at the local level, process cases faster and identify crime trends. Post is unable to measure impacts on national law enforcement agencies due to a lack of access by their host agencies.

Problems and Corrective Action Plan

Unmonitored Resources

Due to the GBRV’s policy of non-cooperation with the United States in CN programs, the NAS and assisting agencies have been largely unable to conduct End Use Monitoring of resources and commodities. In accordance with INL/RM/MS the following commodities are stricken from the record:

Two 82-foot Point class cutters, formerly USS albatross and USS Pelican, delivered in 1999

Six Boston Whaler Riverine patrol boats, delivered in 1999

One LCM utility landing craft, delivered in 1999

19 automobiles and 2 motorcycles delivered to the PDTF

One Toyota Hilux pickup to ONA

70 PRC-77 radio sets, 13 communications sets to ONA

[Part II: La Paz through Santiago]