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Cryptonym: AVCELT-1

Definition:
Unknown identity. AVCELT-1 was recruited in 1961 to be a courier for the CIA's intelligence net in Cuba. AVCELT-1 was a withheld diplomat.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
A dispatch in June 1962 stated that a pouch brought to the Miami area by AVCELT-1 had been intercepted the month previous by AMOT-84. It was intended for the UR secretary for intelligence and security, Andres Zayas. Given that AVBUZZ-1 was an asset of the CIA's Montevideo Station, it is possible that AVCELT-1 was based in Uruguay, or had some connection with that country.
Sources:

104-10227-10153: MEMORANDUM: REPORT ON CUBAN OPERATIONS FOR PERIOD 1-15 SEPTEMBER 61

09/26/61, Memo from Chief, Western Hemisphere Division to Deputy Director (Plans): Page 2: ..."e. AVCELT-1, a (REDACTION) diplomat, has been recruited and has agreed to act as a courier for the intel net in Cuba. The agent is currently on his way to Cuba via boat..."

104-10226-10410: REPORT COVER SHEET: MANIFESTO OF THE UNIDAD REVOLUCIONARIA, CHINESE SECTOR

06/15/62, from JMWAVE, Reporting Officer: Henry J. Sloman, Reports Officer: Oliver K. Papock, Approving Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman: "SOURCE: AMOT-84, who is not mentioned in the by-line, intercepted a pouch brought to the WAVE area by AVCELT-1 on 18 May for Andres Zayas, secretary of intelligence and security for the Unidad Revolucionaria. The originator of the pouch is unknown. AMCLEMENT-1 translated the manifesto."

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald

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