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Cryptonym: AMSTUFF-1

Definition:
Unknown identity. Associated with AMSTOW-1. Wrote a report following the arrest of Francisco Wilfredo Varona Alonso, AKA "Pancho," AKA "Paco," (AMCONCERT-1), in October 1961.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Was still an asset/agent of the CIA in December 1963, over two years after the arrest of AMCONCERT-1.
Sources:

104-10267-10104: DISPATCH: JMZIP JORGE NOBREGAS' RELATIONS WITH AMCONCERT-1

11/07/61, dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief of Base, JMWAVE: "1. In the course of Headquarters security analysis to determine the extent and nature of possible compromise of the KUTUBE Staybehind Net resulting from the arrest of AMCONCERT-1 on 6 October 1961 by PBRUMEN Security, several significant reports were turned up which may have some direct bearing on AMCONCERT-1's subsequent apprehension. Three of these reports from PBRUMEN were from the following individuals: (a) CUQUITO (Handwritten note: AMTURVY), brother of AMCONCERT-1, dated 15 August 1961; (b) AMCONCERT-1, dated 7 September 1961; and, AMSTUFF-1's report, which reached Headquarters 25 October. It is significant to note that all three reports accuse Jorge NOBREGAS (COCO) of treachery and double-dealing in his relations with AMCONCERT-1"....

104-10177-10000: MEMO: OPERATIONAL SECURITY THREATS POSED BY ARREST OF AMCONCERT-1

11/08/61, memo for Chief, WH/4/FI-CI: Page 2: ..."c. From 1 September to the time he was picked up by G-2, we can only assume that he recontacted CUCO, who presumably was responsible for laying on arrangements for the ill-fated venture at the same location near Varadero Beach. AMSTUFF-1's recent report indicates that AMCONCERT-1, in the company of five other Cubans, was actually picked up by G-2 on 6 October, as they attempted to leave the beach by boat. It appears that CUCO successfully evaded capture and returned to Havana"....

104-10076-10074: CABLE: MESSAGE FOR AGENT

12/05/63, cable from JMWAVE to Director: "2. For DIR only:..Need info about poss re-organization Min Forn Relations X repeating X do not send AMSINGE-1 to see AMLABOR-1. The next letter AMPARLOR-12 receives signed Maria will be an SW carbon. The next letter AMSTUFF-1 receives signed Margarita will be a carbon. The next letter AMTWIT-1 receives signed Silvia is a carbon and the next letter AMPASMA-1 receives signed Teresa is a carbon. Therefore they should not try to develop them. Need soonest addresses there where they can receive them. Sending you SW developing pills through dead drop."

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