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Marazul Charters Vandalism
[MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT]
C.I.B. UPDATE 98-22
April 2, 1998
POLITICALLY MOTIVATED VANDALISM OF MARAZUL CHARTERS
On April 1, 1998, representatives from Marazul Charters, located at 821 NW 37th Avenue, reported a politically motivated act of vandalism which occurred at this location.
According to City of Miami Police Department authorities, unknown subjects wrote anti-Castro slogans on several places throughout the structure. Marazul Chargers is owned by Francisco Aruca, a prominent liberal Cuban exile who has continuously lobbied for the lifting of the U.S. embargo on Cuba.
Due to recent changes in U.S. Cuban travel policies, most leaders of hard-line Cuban exile organizations and a large segment of the Cuban exile community are convinced that the U.S. government is moving to make relations with Cubans and the lifting of the embargo. As a result, elements withing said community may resort to acts of vandalism or fire bombings of travel and freight forwarding agencies that normally deal with Cuba.
Recipients are provided names and addresses of freight forwarding agencies that may lie within their concerned boundaries and may be targeted for such acts in the near future.
The Criminal Intelligence Bureau request that any entity encountering similar acts contact the following personnel:
Det. Luis RodriguezEnd of Page
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