Dade County OCB file #3a-10-21p2]
M E M O R A N D U M
DATE: May 25, 1971
TO: Steven Bertucelli, Supervisor
FROM: John Curtin, Agent
Liaison - Activists Units
SUBJECT: Bombing Incident
Case No. 78808-P
On May 24, 1971, at 10:20 p.m., this unit received a
from Communications Shift Commander, Lt. Charles Wells,
bombing of the WACKENHUT Offices, 300 Bird Road, Coral
Lt. Wells also advised the Bombing Squad was en route to the
This unit arrived at the above address at 10:41 p.m., and
one-story building which houses the Uniform Guard of the
Corporation. The front door, full length with tinted
magnetic alarm, was completely demolished. There was
glass inside as well as across the street to the north,
There were no injuries.
The following persons were interviewed: Captain of the
Courtier; area manager, Murray Levine; and George Wackenhut.
The type of explosive used was a small CO2 container capsule
and a bag
of BB's placed behind the door bar. The container was
either lighted paper or a small wick, which burned until it
CO2 capsule to explode, causing the small bag of BB's to
shatter the glass.
The causes of the bombing may be attributed to one of the
1. Keen bidding for the lucrative Pan Am contract at
International Airport (guard service), presently held by
Miami Beach Ed Bishop, owner).
2. Monday's issue of the Daily Planet depicted George
Wackenhut in spoof as an ultra right-wing conservative.
3. The present guard force at the Pan Am facility,
of their jobs and the
possibility of change of contract, have been known by this
have been in contact with members of the Teamsters Union in
the purpose of organizing them. The
leaders of the faction
presently employed by F.I.A., Jerry Wilson, a night sergeant
McClean. Their contact with the Teamsters has been
Kenneth Wells, present mayor of Opa Locka.
May 25, 1971
Supervisor Steven Bertucelli
4. The result of an intense personal feud between
Murray Levine and John Eck.
5. A coup with really no significance to the company
or any of its personnel.
The items used in the explosion can be readily bought on any
and no record kept by the merchant who sells air-charge
as K-Mart, Gold Triangle, etc., in the Sporting Goods
All of the above-mentioned areas will be explored and
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