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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."

104-10215-10225: 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."

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."

104-10234-10101: 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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