500.C1197/1213a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Geneva (Bucknell)

75. For Fuller. Secretary of Portuguese Legation, at request of his Minister, absent from the city, called afternoon June 23 on Chief European Division to express pained surprise and disappointment of Portuguese Government at what it considered unwarranted attack on Portuguese colony of Macao in matter of opium smuggling as brought out by you before Opium Advisory Committee. The Portuguese Government contends that your allegations are unfounded and is disappointed that you made your public statement without advance notice to Portuguese Delegate who could have cleared up many misunderstandings.

Anslinger83 comments both Japanese and Portuguese oral protests inconsistent with facts and are confessions by avoidance.

  1. Harry J. Anslinger, Commissioner of Narcotics.