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Cuban Activities March 1999
MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT
CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE BUREAU
[NOTE: Only the Cuba reports have been included here. All other demonstrations and reports were excluded]
CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE SECTION
Incidents and events which impact the community are monitored by the criminal intelligence section, as they occur. To ensure timely notification of this information, "intelligence updates" are immediately provided to the Miami-Dade police department's command staff and the affected district stations.
These updates are included in the intelligence review as reference data and can be used by the department's operational units and other law enforcement agencies to improve their planning, enforcement and coordination efforts.
No inference of any kind should be made from the contents of these reports.
[CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE SECTION]
INTELLIGENCE UNITS I & II
C.I.B. Update #:99-13
April 30, 1999
Movimiento Democracia Demonstrated against the US Coast Guard's seizure of a Humanitarian Vessel
The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force obtained information from the US Coast Guard regarding a demonstration on May 5, 1999, in front of the Claude Pepper Building, 51 NW 1 Street, Miami, FL, by the Cuban exile anti-Castro organization Movimiento Democracia (Democratic Movement). The members of the Democratic Movement were protesting the December 1998 seizure of the vessel Human Rights by US Coast Guard authorities. In addition, they protested 1996 Presidential Decree which restricted all vessels traveling to Cuba from Florida without prior US Coast Guard permission.
The source added that members of the organization planned to leave vehicles unattended in Downtown, Miami, and the toll on State Road 836 and NW 17 Avenue for the purpose of causing a traffic backup. Furthermore, the demonstrators planned to use passive resistant methods when confronted by law enforcement officers.
The source also stated that Movimiento Democracia members are in the preparation stages for a July 10-11, 1999, flotilla from Key West, Florida to the northern coast of Cuba, within international waters.
The US Coast Guard and the FBI's JTTF will maintain a close communications with all logical sources in the Cuban exile community.
C.I.B. Update #: 99-09
March 15, 1999
Sources state that there was a large build up of Haitian refugees in the West End of the Bahamas and the Freeport area. It was believed that the refugees would be smuggled to the Florida Coast in small vessels. Many of these boats, 20' open fishermen, may have been stolen from the Miami-Dade County area. The vessels would then be abandoned after dropping off refugees.
Any units with information in reference to stolen boats, please notify S/A Ven Eastwood of the U.S. Border Patrol.The Criminal Intelligence Bureau will continue to monitor the activity and additional information will be disseminated as soon as possible.
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