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Cryptonym: LICASA-1

Definition:
An agent in Mexico City whose production was rated "among the most valuable". His sources were from the Soviet Bloc, with a large portion from Cuba. He worked with the station from roughly 1958 to 1969.
Status:
Unknown
Sources:

104-10414-10124: MEXICO CITY STATION HISTORY

LICASA-1 provided Soviet bloc information to the Mexico City station, starting in 1958. A large portion of it was Cuban. He provided files for review to Scott and several other officers. At their first meeting six rolls of 100-foot microfilm were used to copy the files. Oliver Scantling entered this operation as a cutout for Scott from 1962 to 1969. When the LICASA production was compared with that from similar collection resources, it was rated "among the most valuable". The agent was only met once a month.

104-10431-10086: CABLE: SOME EN CLEAR ATTACHMENTS TO HMMA 22604

12/11/63, Mexico City COS Win Scott to Director: The aforementioned HMMA attachments "(top secret LAURICLE sent to Chief, KUDOVE) pouched on 12 December pertain to Lee Oswald application for Cuban visa and Cuban 'line' that 'North American reactionaries wished to make Cuba victim of their criminal designs." Source was LICASA-1.

104-10414-10390: DISPATCH-PROJECT LIEMPTY PROGRESS REPORT 1 AUGUST THROUGH 31 OCTOBER 1964

11/13/64, from Mexico City COS Win Scott to Chief, WH: LICASA-1 was described as "a sensitive LAURICLE operation." This may mean that he was providing Mexico City with codes and ciphers so that Staff D could capture Soviet Bloc communications and provide it to the NSA.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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