Document no. 527
25 February, 1991:
FBI, Task Force chief, Richard Marquise visited Swiss police in Bern. Mr. Marquise in his book "Scotbom: Evidence and the Lockerbie Investigation" made the following statement:
"Before I caught my flight to Switzerland, Tom Jourdan called from Lockerbie. He wanted to ensure I was bringing the Togo timer we had agreed to turn over to Scottish authorities.
The Scots had a fantastic network of sources in the FBI (who were more than compensated for in the person of Tom Jourdan, the FBI agent now detailed to the (LICC).
Jourdan passed along some discouraging news. Allen Feraday, the British forensic expert who had been personally examining the evidence, had told the Scottish police that the examinations would take at least six more months".
The Swiss police wanted guidance in the event any of the people we were looking at came to Switzerland, including Megrahi. Knaus provided me (Marquise) with the *cirquit boards which Bollier had turned over to them so these could be given to Henderson along with the Togo timer.--- Stuart Henderson was happy to receive K-1, the Togo MST-13 Timer.
NB: not to mistake for the brown MST-13 cirquit board (prototype) delivered on tje 22th of June 1989 by engineer Lumpert.
*MEBO check: This circuit board was green coloured and machine manufactured by company Thüring.
One week later: Henderson told Marquise, 56 piece of the bomb suitcase had been recovered and identified.
SCOTBOM, Excerpt, Maquise: "The next morning, we met with the US and Scottish prosecutors. I had no doubt the Scots wanted a chance to make their case.
Henderson said that although much work remained to be done with respect to events in Malta around December 21, 1988, he was comfortable with the idea the bag had been ingested into the airline luggage system for the first time in Malta. He listed the potentional suspects in the case.
They included Megrahi, Abdusamad, Badri etc. Megrahi and Abdusamad were the easiest to figure out. Megrahi had been identified as the purchaser of the clothing contained in the IED suitcase.---
29 April, 1991: Excerpt SCOTBOM:
Scottish police chief William Williamson provided the history of PT-35 which had been traced to MEBO, the Swiss electronic firm. Williamson said that Allen Feraday, the forensic examiner, had sent a fax to Henderson in January 1990 about items he found blasted into a Slalom shirt. In addition to pieces of black plastic, some wire and a piece of the instruction manual for the RT-SF16 radio were discovered. The most significant itm was a fingernail- size chip, green in color, whit solder for a circuit on one side only. This chip became known as PT-35, the evidence designation placed on it by the Scots.
"Henderson and I (Marquise) had discussed showing the Swiss authorities "PT-35". We wanted them to tell Meister and Bollier, who had only seen photographs, that they had seen the chip and the evidence was real.
Henderson extended an invitation to Swiss police officials to travel to Scotland for briefings which would be conducted jointly by Henderson and me. I, along with the Swiss, would get our first look at PT-35, the small piece of evidence which had become crucial to the solution of the case.
Early the next morning Henderson, the Swiss officers and I flew to London and took the train to RARDE.
We met Allen Feraday and an associate. --- Then he brought out the item we had all come to see, PT-35. This was the circuit board fragment which had led to the identification of Switzerland and MEBO as the source of the timer and subsequently traced to Libyan official.---
Feraday an Dr. Thomas Hayes, who had been involved in the forensic examinations earlier in the investigation, said they were 100 per cent certain of the accuracy of what they had examined.
by Edwin Bollier, MEBO Ltd, Switzerland