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Cryptonym: AMSWEEP

Definition:
A foreign intelligence operation concerned with the collection of Cuban military and political information via shortwave and OWVL (one way voice link). AMSWEEP-1 was Jose Pujol Roca and his wife was Maria Caridad Aurelia Buch Y Rodriguez.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10308-10205: AMSWEEP OPERATION

"A foreign intelligence operation concerned with the collection of Cuban military and political information via shortwave and OWVL (one way voice link)."

104-10529-10100: CABLE: REQUEST STATION OBSERVE AND ADVISE HQS IMMEDIATE ARRIVAL MEXI AMSWEEP-1 (80201)

11/03/63, Cable from Director to Mexico City station: "1. Request station observe and advise HQs immediate arrival MEXI AMSWEEP-1 (IDEN A), HQs SW reporting asset, scheduled arrive MEXI 4 Nov Cubana flight from Havana. Travelling with wife (IDEN B). 2. Station need not contact unless AMSWEEP-1 and wife encounter difficulties. Both have valid U.S. visas"...

104-10529-10101: CABLE: 80202

11/03/63, Cable from Director to Mexico City: "Re: DIR 80201: IDEN A: Jose Pujol Roca (hard to see what 201 number is and following) Santiago de Cuba, Cuban Passport 40373. IDEN B: Maria Caridad Aurelia Buch Y. Rodriguez Cuban Passport 40309"....

104-10528-10239: CABLE: ARRIVAL OF ASSET AND HIS WIFE FROM HAVANA

11/06/63, Memo from Mexico City station to Director: "AMSWEEP-1 and wife arrived 4 Nov via Cubana. Not known if they have yet proceeded New York."

104-10077-10097: CABLE: REQUESTING ALL INFORMATION FROM DEBRIEFING

11/22/63, Cable from Director to JMWAVE: Sluglines TYPIC AMSWEEP AMSUM: "1. Re para 5 ref request, AMSWEEP-1 debriefing week 10-16 November reveals following: Late July early August 63 former Naval Academy classmate of AMSUM-5, Segundo Suarez, attempted recruit AMSUM-5. Approach reported by AMSUM-5 to AMSWEEP-8 who advised AMSWEEP-1. AMSWEEP-1 suggested it unwise for AMSUM-5 to accept and subsequent inquiries of AMSWEEP-8 indicated AMSUM-5 heeded this advice. At time Suarez claimed he was employed in Havana shipyards. At no time during debriefing was AMCUT-3 name mentioned by AMSWEEP-1 or case officer. 2. Above simply summary of complex situation. Forwarded by cable in event WAVE has opportunity immediate future meet AMCUT-3 detailed account AMSWEEP-1 involvement AMSWEEP-8, AMSUM-5 will be pouched. 3. No HQs traces Suarez. C/S Comment: *Requested HQs keep WAVE fully informed any info received from AMSWEEP-1 complex which may relate AMSUM-5."

Contributors:
Carmine Savastano • Bill Simpich

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