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Cryptonym: AMTRUNK-9

Definition:
Modesto Orlando Orozco Basulto, aka Bebo.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10102-10226: AMTRUNK OPERATION

"Early phases of the operation resulted in the on-island recruitment of Ramon Tomas GUIN Diaz (AMTRUNK-10), Modesto Orlando OROZCO Basulto (AMTRUNK-9) and Carlos PEDRAZA Aguilar (AMTRUNK-11). Orozco, after reportedly running scared, was exfiltrated and terminated in March 1964. He returned to Cuba in December 1964 on an independent exfiltration mission and reportedly remained in Cuba. There is some speculation that he might have been G-2."

104-10077-10246: CABLE: APPRECIATE PHOTOGRAPHS FORWARDED REFS ON AMICE-14 AND

12/04/63: Cable from Director to JMWAVE: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMTRUNK MHAPRON: REFS. A. UFGA-12602. B. UFGA-12603. C. UFGA-12604. D. UFGA-12605. "Appreciate photographs forwarded Refs on AMICE-14 and AMTRUNKS 7, 8, and 9. Encourage obtaining and forwarding to HQs photos all agent personnel and MHAPRON targets when possible."

104-10077-10243: DIRECTOR CABLE RE ALLEGED CONTACT WITH 30 NOV GROUP AND DIRECCION UNIDA DE LA RESISTENCIA CUBANA

12/04/63: Cable: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC MHAPRON CASAILOR AMTRUNK: Page 2: "3. In view of discrepancies in description of FNU Orozco and his abstention from KUBARK (CIA) relationships, request WAVE advise of any further identification of FNU Orozco and possibility of relationship with AMTRUNK-9 due to latter's previous relationship with ODIBEX (U.S. Army), his exfiltration, transfer to KUBARK and subsequent LCFLUTTER (Note: Polygraph "lie detector" - testing, sometimes referred to simply as "FLUTTER"), training, and infiltration."

104-10215-10225: CABLE:WISH POINT OUT REFS CREATE PERPLEXING SITUATION

12/7/63, memo from JMWAVE to Director: "Two high level agents, AMTRUNK 9 and 10, have been recruited in place as of August 1963."

104-10077-10319: CABLE: HQS HAS CAREFULLY CONSIDERED RISK AND OBJECTIVES

12/07/63: Cable (Orig: N. Sanchez, Unit: SAS/MO/NS): Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMTRUNK AMLASH MHAPRON: ..."2. Although not clear to HQs, appears be some question as to status AMTRUNK/9 vis a vis Cuban security services. If AMTRUNK/9 in fact being sought by Cuban security service contact by AMICE/14 may endanger AMTRUNK/9 as well as security AMICE/14 himself..."

104-10077-10351: DIRECTOR CABLE RE INFIL OPERATIONS PLAN

12/09/63: Cable from Director to JMWAVE: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMTRUNK AMLASH MHAPRON: Page 2: ..."5. Re para 3 Ref A, question re AMTRUNK/9's security eased on HQs reading Ref D, plus E and discussion with COS on 11 Nov re security ACSI agent Vasquez whose security also in question and who close friend AMTRUNK/9."

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

12/63-3/64 in AMTRUNK chronology: "AMTRUNK-9 was terminated in late December 1963; then in March 1964 went to Cuba on a non-authorized mission ostensibly to rescue a long-term friend who was former ACSI source. Because of AMTRUNK-9's knowledge of ops in the op area, ops in that area had to be suspended."

104-10216-10112: DISPATCH:AMTRUNK PROGRESS REPORT, PERIOD 1 THROUGH 31 MARCH 1964

04/14/64: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 2: ..."AMTRUNK-9 has made no overtures to AMLEO-3 about seeking employment on the MHAPRON (Note: Worldwide program for the penetration of the power centers and armed forces of the Cuban regime) radio program. He is presently looking for a job outside of KUBARK (CIA) and it can be presumed that his termination by Irving N. Peggins effective 31 March will be permanent..."

104-10234-10101: SINCE FORWARDING REF D WAVE PRESSED INVESTIGATION SPONSORSHIP AMTRUNK-9 TRIP.

1/19/65 memo from JMWAVE: "...variance between story AMTRUNK-9 told IDEN A and Mrs. AMTRUNK-9 re trip sponsorship. AMTRUNK-9 told IDEN A funds provided by AMFAUNA-3/Hortensia Orizondo Meneses thru (CIA) while Mrs. AMTRUNK-9 maintains AMTRUNK-9 told her both AMFAUNA-3 and Torres worked for Pentagon. Both WAVE and ACSI pressing investigation. WAVE supplying pertinent circumstantial evidence and ACSI supplying photo of agent handler Torres."

104-10234-10102: DISPATCH- TRANSMITTAL OF COPY OF MEMO REGARDING AMTRUNK-9 INFIL WHICH PASSED TO ACSI 19 JANUARY 1965.

1/22/65 memo to ACSI: (At p. 3) "(On 12/29/64), Mrs. Josefina Lopez Angulo de Orozco, wife of Modesto Orlando Orozco Basulto, aka Bebo, telephoned a CAS source who has been friendly with Orozco for several years...(At p. 5) "Mrs. Orozco told REDACTED that she was still uncertain of Jorge's credentials...REDACTED told Mrs. Orozco that Jorge was not Cuban but Puerto Rican, an American citizen who worked for the Pentagon. REDACTED said that she herself was not actively working for the Pentagon any longer (but there are times when she called back into service.) Mrs. Orozco said that her husband had told her that both REDACTED and Jorge worked for the Pentagon...(Jorge confided to Mrs. Orozco on 13 January) that his name was not Jorge, but Torres." From review of 1/19//65 memo above, REDACTED is probably AMFAUNA-3/Hortensia Orizondo Meneses.

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