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Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 04 MAY 2006 


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CONFIDENTIAL 

PAGE 01 THE HA 01334 111521Z 

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ACTION EUR-08 

INFO OCT-01 SS-14 ISO-OO SNM-02 DEAE-00 INR-05 CIAE-00 

MMO-01 SP-02 /033 W 

090958 

R 1 1 1440Z MAR 76 
FM AMEMBASSY THE HAGUE 
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 7757 
INFO AMEMBASSY PARIS 
AMEMBASSY BRUSSELS 

CONFIDENTIAL THE HAGUE 1334 

LIMDIS 

EUR FOR BIEGEL; S/NM; DEPT ALSO PASS DEA 

PARIS PASS TO PICINI 

E.O. 11652: GDS 
TAGS: SNAR, NL 

SUBJECT: DEA REQUEST TO STATION THIRD MAN IN THE HAGUE 
REF: PARIS 4402 

1 . SUMMARY. JUSTICE MINISTER VAN AGT WELCOMES THE ADDITION 
OF A THIRD DEA OFFICER IN THE NETHERLANDS. ACTION 
REQUESTED: PLEASE FURNISH GUIDANCE FOR NOTE TO FOREIGN 
MINISTRY. END SUMMARY. 

2. THE AMBASSADOR CALLED ON MINISTER OF JUSTICE VAN 
AGT MARCH 4 TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE EXPANSION OF THE DEA 
PRESENCE IN THE NETHERLANDS. ASKED FOR HIS REACTION TO 
AN INCREASE FROM TWO TO THREE IN THE NUMBER OF DEA 
OPERATIVES, VAN AGT REPLIED "THE SOONER THE BETTER" 

AND WENT ON TO EXPRESS HIS SATISFACTION WITH THE 

DEA PRESENCE TO DATE. HE SAW NO DIFFICULTY IN PRO- 
CEEDING IMMEDIATELY WITH THE ADDITION. 

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3. THE AMBASSADOR TOLD THE MINISTER THAT HE HAD 


Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 04 MAY 2006 



Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 04 MAY 2006 


ESTABLISHED THE FOLLOWING GROUND RULES FOR DEA 
OPERATION: A) NO WEAPONS SHOULD BE CARRIED, AND B ) 

NO OPERATIONS SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN WITHOUT THE 
EXPRESS KNOWLEDGE OF THE RESPONSIBLE DUTCH OFFICIALS. 

4. THE MINISTER SAW NO DAMAGE FROM A 

RECENT ARTICLE IN THE PRESTIGIOUS ECONOMIC DAILY 
NRC HANDELSBLAD WHICH CLAIMED THAT HIS CHANGE IN 
ATTITUDE TOWARD HARD DRUGS DATED FROM HIS VISIT IN 
1975 TO THE U.S. NOT ONLY WAS THE ARTICLE NOT DAMAG- 
ING, SAID VAN AGT, IT WAS ENTIRELY TRUE. MOREOVER, 

HE EXPRESSED HIS APPRECIATION FOR WHAT THE EMBASSY 
HAD DONE TO ARRANGE HIS VISIT. 

5. THE MINISTER EXPRESSED SATISFACTION THAT HE WAS 

AT LAST GETTING HIS NEW DRUG ENFORCEMENT TEAM ORGAN- 
IZED. HE EXPLAINED THAT IT HAD BEEN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT 
TO SET UP IN VIEW OF THE NUMEROUS OVERLAPPING JURISDIC- 
TIONS, EACH JEALOUS OF THEIR PREROGATIVES. HE SAID 
THAT BY APRIL 1 DRUG TEAMS WOULD BE ESTABLISHED IN 
ALL THE MAJOR CITIES. THERE WAS NO DOUBT IN HIS MIND 
THAT THE HARD DRUG SITUATION WAS BECOMING VERY SERIOUS 
IN THE NETHERLANDS. HE SAID THAT MORE THAN 20 KILOS 
OF HEROIN HAD BEEN SF.T7.ED IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY ALONE, 

AN ENOURMOUS QUANTITY FOR SO SMALL A COUNTRY. WHEN 
ASKED DURING HIS APPEARANCE IN PARLIAMENT FOR THE DRUG 
DEBATE WHETHER AMSTERDAM WAS NOW AN INTERNATIONAL CENTER 
FOR HARD DRUG TRADE, VAN AGT HAD HAD TO ANSWER AFFIRMA- 
TIVELY, MUCH TO HIS REGRET. 

6. ACTION REQUESTED: WE WOULD APPRECIATE GUIDANCE ON 
WHAT TO SAY IN NOTE TO FOREIGN MINISTRY REQUESTING 
PERMISSION FOR ADDITIONAL DEA OFFICER. 

GOULD 


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Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 04 MAY 2006 



Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 04 MAY 2006 


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Automatic Decaptioning: Z 
Capture Date: 01 JAN 1994 
Channel Indicators: n/a 
Current Classification: UNCLASSIFIED 

Concepts: DRUG CONTROL, DIPLOMATIC DISCUSSIONS, PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENTS 

Control Number: n/a 
Copy: SINGLE 
Draft Date: 11 MAR 1976 
Decaption Date: 28 MAY 2004 
Decaption Note: 25 YEAR REVIEW 
Disposition Action: RELEASED 
Disposition Approved on Date: 

Disposition Authority: ShawDG 
Disposition Case Number: n/a 
Disposition Comment: 25 YEAR REVIEW 
Disposition Date: 28 MAY 2004 
Disposition Event: 

Disposition History: n/a 
Disposition Reason: 

Disposition Remarks: 

Document Number: 1976THEHA01334 

Document Source: CORE 

Document Unique ID: 00 

Drafter: n/a 

Enclosure: n/a 

Executive Order: GS 

Errors: N/A 

Film Number: D760093-0377 
From: THE HAGUE 
Handling Restrictions: n/a 
Image Path: 

ISecure: 1 

Legacy Key: Iink1976/newtext/t19760369/aaaacjaj.tel 

Line Count: 95 

Locator: TEXT ON-LINE, ON MICROFILM 
Office: ACTION EUR 
Original Classification: CONFIDENTIAL 
Original Handling Restrictions: LIMDIS 
Original Previous Classification: n/a 
Original Previous Handling Restrictions: n/a 
Page Count: 2 

Previous Channel Indicators: n/a 
Previous Classification: CONFIDENTIAL 
Previous Handling Restrictions: LIMDIS 
Reference: 76 PARIS 4402 
Review Action: RELEASED, APPROVED 
Review Authority: ShawDG 
Review Comment: n/a 
Review Content Flags: 

Review Date: 31 MAR 2004 
Review Event: 

Review Exemptions: n/a 

Review History: RELEASED <31 MAR 2004 by MartinML>; APPROVED <29 JUL 2004 by ShawDG> 

Review Markings: 

Margaret P. Grafeld 
Declassified/Released 
US Department of State 
EO Systematic Review 
04 MAY 2006 


Review Media Identifier: 

Review Referrals: n/a 
Review Release Date: n/a 
Review Release Event: n/a 
Review Transfer Date: 

Review Withdrawn Fields: n/a 
Secure: OPEN 
Status: NATIVE 

Subject: DEA REQUEST TO STATION THIRD MAN IN THE HAGUE 
TAGS: SNAR, NL, US, DEA, (AGT, ANDREAS A M VAN) 

To: STATE 
Type: TE 

Markings: Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 04 MAY 2006 


Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 04 MAY 2006