DEA Records, Tran Thien Khiem (1925 – 2021)

T. McElwee filed this request with the Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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21-00549-F

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From: T. McElwee

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All DEA records mentioning or pertaining to the late Tran Thien Khiem. An attached news story shall serve as proof Khiem passed away in 2021; as such, privacy interests recognized under exemptions to FOIA as well as the Privacy Act are diminished, and investigations concerning Khiem as a subject are minimally impacted.

To assist in the identification of records, please note the following identifiers:

First five digits of Social Security Number 218-82;
DOB: December 15, 1925;
POB: Vietnam

"DEA Records" include records within the following systems of records (not exclusively): Automated Intelligence Records System (Pathfinder); Investigative Reporting and Filing System (IRFS); Grants of Confidentiality Files (GCF); Operations Files; El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) Seizure System (ESS); and Security Files.

In addition, please return a result for a query of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Information System (NADDIS) pointer index to IRFS, using the aforementioned subject's name and (where necessary) accompanying identifying numbers and/or date of birth.

If any potentially responsive records have been destroyed and/or transferred to NARA, then I request copies of the destruction or transfer slips as well as any other documentation relating to, mentioning or describing said transfer or destruction, to include but not be limited to confirmation that the DEA has no other copies of said records.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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.

Sincerely,

T. McElwee

  • Tran_Thien_Khiem_95_Dies_a_Power_in_South_Vietnam_Before_Its_Fall_-_The_New_York_Times.pdf

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

Good afternoon Mr. McElwee: This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) request by the Drug Enforcement Administration, FOIA/PA Section.  This response is a courtesy reply.  It does not replace the acknowledgement letter that will be sent to you once your request has been reviewed by our Intake Unit.  Please note, requests are handled in the order they are received.  We will advise you if any additional information is required. Please be advised, due to necessary operational changes as a result of the national emergency concerning the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, there may be some delay in the processing of your request. You may wish to visit DEA’s public facing website at or the FOIA Library available at (http://www.dea.gov/) www.dea.gov to determine if the information you seek is already available to the public. (https://www.dea.gov/divisions/dea-foia-library) https://www.dea.gov/divisions/dea-foia-library You may contact our FOIA Public Liaison at (571) 776-3139 for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request.  Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer.  The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, Room 2510, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; e-mail at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at (202) 741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at (202) 741-5769. If you have any questions regarding this email, you may contact our FOIA Requester Service Center at (571) 776-2300.  Thank you for your patience as we work to complete the processing of your request. Sincerely, Tonia Woodley FOIA/PA Specialist
Intake Unit FOIA/PA Section Drug Enforcement Administration Telephone: (571) 776-3704 E-mail: Tonia.Woodley2@dea.gov PRIVACY ACT NOTICE: This e-mail (including any attachments herein) may contain personal andprivileged information that requires protection in compliance with the PrivacyAct of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a). Any useof this information by anyone other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you have received this communication inerror, please immediately delete all copies of this information and notify meby e-mail. The use, dissemination,distribution, or reproduction of this communication by unintended recipients innot authorized and may be unlawful.

From: Drug Enforcement Administration

Good afternoon Mr. McElwee: Please see the attached response to your Freedom of Information/Privacy Act request 21-00549-F.  If you have any questions, please contact our FOIA Requester Service Center at (571) 776-2300. Sincerely, Joyce Whitley & Tonia Woodley Intake Unit Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Section Drug Enforcement Administration PRIVACY ACT NOTICE: This e-mail (including any attachments herein) may contain personal andprivileged information that requires protection in compliance with the PrivacyAct of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a). Any useof this information by anyone other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you have received this communication inerror, please immediately delete all copies of this information and notify meby e-mail. The use, dissemination,distribution, or reproduction of this communication by unintended recipients innot authorized and may be unlawful.

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  • 08/26/2021

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