DEA: Afghan Threat Finance Cell (ATFC), Operation Enduring Freedom (FOIA)

David Scantling filed this request with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America.
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From: David Scantling

Dear FOIA Officer:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), 5 U.S.C. ยง 552, submitted to the Afghan Threat Finance Cell ("ATFC") of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA"). I hereby request the following agency records (including, but not limited to, electronic records):

1) All documents, reports and imagery related to Iranian Revolution Guards Corps ("IRGC") and/or Iranian Quds Force ("IRGC-QF") financing of the Taliban's IED and EFP supply-chain, manufacturing, and/or training operations and activities in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom ("OEF").

2) All documents, reports and imagery related to the Taliban's laundering of United States Dollars ("USD") and/or European Union Euros ("EUR") through the Afghan and international banking/financial system during OEF; including, but not limited to ATFC's i2/IBM Analyst Notebook reports/charts/database records, Social Network Analysis ("SNA") reports, Multi-Objective Decision Analysis ("MODA") reports, Influence Network Modeling ("INM") reports, and/or Informal Value Transfer System ("IVTS")/Hawala reports.

3) All documents, reports and imagery related to ATFC's investigation of fraud, corruption and money laundering at the Kabul Bank, Kabul, Afghanistan.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


David Scantling

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.