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Cryptonym: AMTRUNK-15

Definition:
Pedro LNU. AMTRUNK-15 was also known as "Horacio" in a S/W message.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Note that AMLASH-1/Rolando Cubela is referred to as "Charles".
Sources:

104-10076-10419: JMWAVE CABLE RE SUBJECT OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENT

12/13/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: REF: UFGA 9312: "Re para 5 A enclosure to ref subj assigned AMTRUNK-15."

104-10216-10115: DISPATCH:AMLASH CACHE RECOVERY PLAN

3/26/64 dispatch from Chief of Station JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff...Msg. No. Six. Manuel (AMTRUNK-10). David (AMICE-14) tried to make contact with you but he couldn't. The things asked for by Charles (AMLASH-1) are already in Cuba in a secure place...kept by Carlos (AMTRUNK-11) in his house until further notice...to get these things, follow exactly these instructions. Contact Carlos, David's uncle, through David's aunt (IDEN A who maintains shortwave accommodation address for both AMTRUNK-10 and 11). Tell him to see Pedro (AMTRUNK-15) in Cardenas. Carlos should tell Pedro to contact Cando (IDEN B), the fisherman who saw Pedro last month in the name of David..." See 104-10309-10008, p. 7, 9/14/63: Cando is Candido Diaz.

104-10247-10148: DISPATCH: AMTRUNK / OPERATIONAL PROGRESS REPORT FOR AMTRUNK OPERATION, PERIOD 1-30 APRIL 1964

05/11/64: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: Page 2: ..."It should be pointed out that the cache recovery plan entails a rather complicated chain of communications, from AMTRUNK-10 to AMTRUNK-11 to AMTRUNK-15 to AMTRUNK-18, a fisherman in the AMTRUNK infil/exfil area who will actually recover the cache. AMTRUNK-10 has been given an open code which he can use in a commercial cable to tell WAVE when the cache is recovered..."

104-10216-10206: DISPATCH: TRANSMISSION OF S/W MESSAGES TO AND FROM AMTRUNK NETWORK

08/17/64: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH: Page 9: ..."5 (five) Horacio (AMTRUNK-15) (REDACTION) is not interested in (learning) S/W, he never comes (to see me as agreed)...On the 24th I was in Cardenas. Horacio (A-15) was in Havana so I was unable to get information on Valentin (AMTRUNK-18)..."

104-10216-10314: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - AFTER ACTION REPORT, OPERATION AMTRUNK IX, 3-9 OCTOBER 1964

10/26/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: Page 4: .."The majority of these contacts had been established originally by AMICE-14 and AMTRUNK-7, the former being prohibited from participating in further infiltration operations and the latter having been terminated...11. WAVE had heard that AMTRUNK-15, the intermediary contact between AMTRUNK-18 in the infil/exfiltration area and AMTRUNK-11 in the Matanzas/Havana area, had been arrested attempting to flee Cuba in a small boat around the time of Hurricane Cleo. This information had come indirectly from AMTRUNK-7 who since his termination in July 1964 had made an independent trip into Cuba in early September. AMAGREE-1 asked (IDEN A - "Frank Fundora Fraga - administrator and past owner of salt works on northern Cinquo Leguas Key, NE Matanzas province) if the rumor of AMTRUNK-15's arrest (was) true. (Fundora) seemed surprised by this news. He claimed that AMTRUNK-15 was a close friend of his and that he had seen AMTRUNK-15's sister-in-law only the past weekend in Cardenas. AMTRUNK-15's sister-in-law had made no mention of AMTRUNK-15's arrest, therefore (Fundora) judged it highly unlikely."

1994.03.08.14:17:44:940005: Reel 48, Folder LL - AMTRUNK OPERATION (WHAT CASTRO MIGHT HAVE KNOWN) (BACKGROUND FILE ON 7

Late 1964-October 1965 - STEAMER VII-VIII - planned for a duration of 20 days and was to entail establishing the ratline and sending AMTRUNK-21 to Havana to accomplish his objectives and to set up facilities for his MHAPRON partner, AMTRUNK-22, to be used on later infil. Team members brought back wild tale about how remainder of AMTRUNK cache (see AMTRUNK VIII) was 'returned to the US'. AMTRUNK-18 said a person who identified himself only as 'Bobby', a perfume salesman living in Varadera (note: Varadero?) had transferred the AMLASH cache to a boat from the US in late 1964. According to AMTRUNK-18 'Bobby' was a former CIA asset who re-infiltrated Cuba (circa 1963) with all necessary documentation to establish himself legally in area. Only clue to Bobby's identity is fact he in possession AMLASH cache recovery plan which was either given to him willingly by AMLASH-15 or extracted thru DSE investigation. The true names of AMLASH-15 and AMLASH-18 were passed to Cubela in Paris in Feb. 1965."

104-10234-10409: ASSETS ARRESTED IN AMLASH CASE

3/9/66 cable from JMWAVE, slugline TYPIC AMTRUNK AMLASH MHAPRON: "In addition recent arrest AMLASH-1 and AMTRUNK-10, refugee reports from Cardenas, Matanzas area indicate four former AMTRUNK internal assets, AMTRUNK-18 and IDENS A, B and C arrested for counter-revolutionary activity during early 66. With Dec 65 arrest AMTRUNK-11 reported (WAVE 8471) and late 64 arrest AMTRUNK-15 (WAVE 6745, 1/4/65 & WAVE 7302, 1/19/65), all principals AMTRUNK network during 63-64 since rolled up. AMTRUNKS 10, 11, 15, 18 and REF A/WAVE 8471, former ratline thru which AMLASH cache emplaced Mar 64 (UFGA 14496, 3/30/64) to have been passed Havana..."

104-10225-10009: CIA FILE ON ( )SHELL-5.

03/08/68: AMSTALK-1 Damage Report: Page 3: ..."Internal Assets Exposed:...AMTRUNK-15 (arrested in 1964)..."

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