05BUCHAREST1510 / 2005-07-07 13:38:00
Embassy Bucharest
                UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 BUCHAREST 001510 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR NP/ECC - JMCCLELLAN/AMAGOULIS 
STATE ALSO FOR EUR/CACEN; EUR/ACE FOR DMARTIN 
USCBP INA FOR JGOUGE/PWARKER 
DTRA ALEX WASHDC FOR RVITKOVITSKY 
USDOE FOR TMUSTIN/EMELAMED/KGARNER 
VIENNA FOR CUSTOMS ATTACHE 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: ETTC, MNUC, PARM, PREL, KSTC, KNNP, BU, RO, Border Control 
SUBJECT: EXBS: ROMANIA & BULGARIA MONTHLY REPORTING CABLE - 
JUNE 2005 
 
I. BROAD ITEMS OF INTEREST TO ADVISORS AND AGENCY MANAGERS 
 
No points of interest on which to report this period. 
 
II. COMPLETED ACTIONS FOR THE REPORTING PERIOD - ROMANIA 
 
SUMMARY: 
 
-- June 9 Advisor and Staff Assistant met with Nelu Pop, 
Frontier Police Inspector General, for the formal donation 
of EXBS provided equipment made over the past several 
months.  At the conclusion, an additional 30 Radiation 
Detection Pagers were donated to the Frontier Police. 
 
-- June 16 Advisor met with Vasile Soiman, Customs Chief, 
Bacau Inland Clearing Station, as a follow-up to the May 13, 
2005, EXBS review.  There have been no improvements to the 
facility's NBC detection capabilities.  In addition, Bacau 
has no x-ray systems for international airport, cargo, and 
mail operations.  This issue will be discussed with the 
National Customs Authority. (NFM) 
 
-- June 20 - 24 DTRA conducted a "Crime Scene Management" 
course that was presented to law enforcement organizations 
responsible for responding to NBC incidents. 
 
-- June 24 Advisor met with John Conlon, DOS, to discuss the 
outcome of the Black Sea Border Security Initiative (BSBSI) 
Tabletop exercise held in Bucharest June 22 - 24, 2005. 
 
-- June 26 - July 1 EXBS team (Advisor and Staff Assistant) 
traveled to Bulgaria to meet with Embassy officials at Sofia 
and Bulgarian Government contacts at Kapitan Andreevo and 
Balchik. 
 
-- July 1 Advisor met with Richard Meehan, DOE NNSA, and his 
team to discuss the outcome of the Search and Secure 
Training held in Bucharest June 27 - July 1. 
 
A. SITE ASSESSMENTS AND MEETINGS DURING REPORTING PERIOD 
 
1. June 9 Advisor and Staff Assistant met with Nelu Pop, 
Frontier Police Inspector General, for the formal donation 
of EXBS provided equipment made for the past several months. 
Frontier Police requested this so that signatures could be 
witnessed by a notary public. 
 
2. June 24 Advisor met with John Conlon, DOS, to discuss the 
outcome of the BSBSI Tabletop exercise.  This exercise was 
hosted by Romania and included Bulgaria, Moldova, Georgia 
and Ukraine.  There is concern that some of the participants 
are not fully involved in the exercise giving mixed results. 
When the next BSBSI Tabletop is scheduled John Conlon 
requests that the EXBS Advisors from the participating 
countries solicit their cooperation. 
 
B. TRAINING CONDUCTED DURING REPORTING PERIOD 
 
1. June 20 - 24 DTRA conducted "Crime Scene Management" 
course to members of the NBC Unit within the General 
Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Anti-Drug; 
Frontier Police; Intelligence Service; Police Academy; and 
Protection Service.  This is a companion course to the 
"Crime Scene Operations" course presented in March 2005. 
 
2. June 27 - July 1 DOE NNSA conducted "Search and Secure 
Training" held in Bucharest.  Attendees came from Albania, 
Georgia, Moldova, and Romania.  The training focused on 
familiarizing the attendees with an overall orphan source 
search program to include practical field exercises. 
 
 
C. EQUIPMENT DELIVERED DURING REPORTING PERIOD 
 
1.   June 9 Donation of 30 radiation detection pagers to the 
Frontier Police. 
 
D. IMMINENT TRAINING OR EQUIPMENT STATUS UPDATE 
 
1. July 18 - 22 Seaport IBIT for Customs and Frontier Police 
to be held in Charleston, SC. 
2. Aug 1 - 5 RoBIT conducted by Frontier Police in 
Timisoara. (Tentatively scheduled) 
 
E. PORTAL MONITOR ALERTS 
 
1.   No significant alerts occurred during this reporting 
period and, as noted in past cables, a listing of those 
alerts can be supplied by advisor if desired. 
 
III. RED FLAG ISSUES - None to report. 
 
SUMMARY - BULGARIA: 
 
-- June 17 A new point of entry in Lesovo was opened at the 
Bulgarian/Turkish border.  EXBS support: the Sofia mobile x- 
ray van was used to support the Customs entry process.  One 
CTKit (Customs) and two radiation pagers (Border Police) 
were transferred there to support the officers. (NFM) 
 
-- June 20 - 22 Staff Assistant attended the Southeastern 
Europe Seminar towards NATO and EU Accession: Effective 
Export Control Legislation - Lessons Learned. 
 
-- June 26 - July 1 EXBS team (Advisor and Staff Assistants 
from Bulgaria and Romania) met with Embassy officials at 
Sofia and Bulgarian Government contacts at Kapitan Andreevo 
and Balchik. 
 
A. SITE ASSESSMENTS AND MEETINGS DURING REPORTING PERIOD 
 
1. June 20 - 24 Bulgaria hosted the "Southeastern Europe 
Seminar towards NATO and EU Accession: Effective Export 
Control Legislation - Lessons Learned."  This seminar built 
on the 2002 regional seminar aimed at contributing to the 
process of harmonization of the export control legislation 
and strengthening the mechanisms for its implementation. 
Albania, Bulgaria; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; 
Macedonia; Moldova; Romania; and Serbia and Montenegro 
participated. 
 
2. June 26 - July 1 EXBS team (Advisor and Staff Assistants 
from Bulgaria and Romania) traveled to Kapitan Andreevo to 
review the port operation and discuss the portal monitor 
operation and location.  Currently, the portal monitor at is 
still giving false alarms.  In addition, the vehicles queues 
at the exit point continue to disrupt the portal monitor 
operation.  TTFSE Advisor Ivan Taborsky is attempting to 
improve the exit queuing but the placement of the portal 
monitor interferes with these changes.  The DOE after action 
report from their May 2005 site visit recommends that the 
portal monitor be moved to a new location within the port. 
By a separate action requests have been made to DOE to 
accelerate this process. 
 
--EXBS also visited the Customs Canine Training Center at 
Balchik to observe their training procedures in preparation 
for the Bulgarian Customs exchange in Sep 2005.  As a result 
of this visit the director of the training center is being 
included in the group participating in the Customs exchange 
so that he can observe the U.S. Canines program in training 
and in action. 
 
B. TRAINING CONDUCTED DURING REPORTING PERIOD 
 
1. No training conducted during reporting period. 
 
C. EQUIPMENT DELIVERED DURING REPORTING PERIOD 
 
1. June 26 One CTKit donated to Customs and Kapitan 
Andreevo. 
 
D. IMMINENT TRAINING OR EQUIPMENT STATUS UPDATE 
 
1. Aug 8 - 12 DTRA Cyber Crimes Training. 
 
E. PORTAL MONITOR ALERTS 
 
1. Follow-up to May cable.  On May 3 Border Police reported 
that the portal monitor at Ruse detected radioactive 
material in a load of scrap material.  Open source 
information from the Nuclear Regulatory Agency reports that 
the radiation source was a piece of metal used in mining. 
It was contaminated with uranium related natural 
radionuclides.  The detained ionizing source was not 
hazardous.  At a distance of 10cm the dose rate measured 6.2 
milli Sv/h. 
 
III. RED FLAG ISSUES - None to report. 
 
TAPLIN 

            
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