On Feb 6 1991, Bollier and Meister composed a letter to Ezzadin Hinshiri, the Libyan Minister of Communications.
In that letter, Meister explained to Hinshiri that they had been interviewed by the Swiss Police and the FBI in connection with the Lockerbie investigation.
“They showed a photograph from our timer and claimed that this timer has been confiscated in Senegal. (…) I could prove them that in 1985, they (the MEBO timers) have been sold to Mr Khouri in Beirut, Lebanon.”
“PS. I heard you are now Minister of Communications. Are there any new projects in which we could participate?”
Is this not subtle?
On April 10 & 11 1991, Erwin Meister went to Scotland to meet DI Williamson. He had – of course – received “Guarantee of safe passage out of the country”.
Here is Meister’s statement about this letter:
“Bollier’s letter to Azzedin. I wrote that letter. As a matter of security, we added a phrase saying that we sold the timer to Lebanon. The letter was delivered to the brother of Abdel Lati at the airport in Zurich and this was done in cooperation with the Swiss police as a matter of security for us. I delivered the letter personally.”
Again, draw your own conclusions…
PS/ I have never heard about MEBO being identified because of a Phillips IC (The MST-13 uses both the HEF 4518BT and the HEF 4521BT) and I do not believe this information to be true.