Barry Seal

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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Due Feb. 14, 2019
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Emma North-Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records relating to or mentioning Adler Berriman "Barry" Seal (July 16, 1939 – February 19, 1986) was an American drug smuggler, and aircraft pilot and dealer who flew flights for the Medellín Cartel. Proof of death is not required as the Bureau is aware of and has affirmed the subjects death.

These materials were previously requested under FOIA 1409885-000 and a significant page count provided, though the Bureau apparently closed the request and when I tried to reopen it, informed me that this was submitting a new request, which the negotiation team rejected because the statement was sent to the FOIA office's negotiation team. Rather than handle this in the simple, straightforward and appropriate way that any good faith actor would, you chose to obstruct the process and create more work for your own offices, for seemingly no other functional reason than to delay the release of the materials and/or to annoy me (mission accomplished, expletives deleted indeed).

Once you open this request and re-locate the files, please connect me with the office's negotiation team, unless you'd like to waste more of your own personnel's "valuable" time.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires (lol).

Delightedly yours,

Emma Best

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

  • Ef7be63196194e6586580551e4dd8b0cad828fcc3_Q48682_D2222333

From: Emma North-Best

Please note that we are seeking all records identified in response to FOIA 1409885-000.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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