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REPORT OF ARMED BOAT HEADED FROM COSTA RICA TO HAITI OR THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Dec. 2, 1973, 9:45 p.m.

1. FOREIGN SECRETARY ADRIEN RAYMOND SUMMONED CHARGE WILSON AND EMBASSY DEFENSE ATTACHE KEY TO FOREIGN MINISTRY AT 3:00 PM TODAY (DECEMBER 2). SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF PRESIDENT DUVALIER, RAYMOND SAID GOH ABOUT NOON TODAY RECEIVED REPORT THAT A BOAT NAMED THE "CEIBO" RPT "CEIBO" WITH A SUBSTANTIAL QUANTITY OF ARMS ABOARD LEFT COSTA RICA BOUND FOR THE ISLAND OF HISPANOLA (EITHER HAITI OR THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC) WITH NINE DOMINICANS AND SEVEN HAITIANS. GOH DID NOT KNOW WHEN THE "CEIBO" LEFT COSTA RICA BUT BELIEVED IT HEADED FOR EITHER HAITI OR THE DOMINICAN RUPUBLIC FOR SUBVERSIVE PURPOSES. SECRET SECRET PAGE 02 PORT A 02055 022221Z 2. RAYMOND FORMALLY ASKED FOR ANY INFORMATION USG MAY HAVE ON "CEIBO" AND ALSO REQUESTED AIR SEARCH OF AREA BETWEEN COSTA RICA AND HAITI. USG REQUESTED TO PASS RESULTS TO GOH. CHARGE TOLD RAYMOND HE WOULD PASS GOH'S REPORT, REQUEST FOR INFORMATION AND SEARCH TO APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES IN WASHINGTON. 3. COMMENT: GOH HAD NO OTHER DESCRIPTIVE INFORMATION ON CEIBO. HOWEVER FACT CHARGE AND DEFATT CALLED IN SUNDAY ON SHORT NOTICE, INDICATES GOH VIEWS REPORT WITH CONCERN. WILSON SECRET NNN