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Cryptonym: LIBIGHT

Definition:
Mail opening operation in Mexico City, with Soviet and/or Cuban targets.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10054-10060: MEXICO STATION COVERAGE OF SOVIET AND CUBAN EMBASSIES (1963)

"The station also conducted a unilateral mail intercept operation, LIBIGHT, which was handled by an American case officer. A recruited Mexican agent, who had a semiofficial status, obtained selected letters from a subagent employed by the Mexican postal system. https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10050-10224.pdf

104-10413-10128: MEMO:BACKGROUND ON MEXICO STATION SUPPORT ASSETS (COVERAGE OF SOVIET AND CUBAN EMBASSIES)

"LIBIGHT was the crypt for a [ ] mail intercept handled by Charles Anderson III, [ ]. His case officers were later Alfonso Spera, Puckett, [ ], and Alan White."

104-10098-10180: ROBERT KAFFKE

This dispatch notes that "enclosed is a microfilm of reference letter" and lists the source as "LIBIGHT/LIMUD."

104-10406-10112: VOLUME I/SUPPORT DOCUMENTS FOR THE HELMS HEARING AT HSCA

This page of support documents for Richard Helms HSCA appearance makes reference to the LIBIGHT mail intercept operation.

Contributors:
Jerry Ennis

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