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Cryptonym: LICOZY-5

Definition:
Operator of the Mundus Tours company in Mexico.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
P-581 in the initial post is identified elsewhere as Miriam AVILA Katz, the employee of LICOZY-5: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=147668&relPageId=139&search=%22p-581%22 Miriam Avila Katz is 201-814144: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=147675&search=%22AVILA_KATZ%22#relPageId=246&tab=page Miriam Avila Katz is Identified elsewhere as a tourist agency representative: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=147675&relPageId=250&search=%22avila_katz%22 She was an employee of Mundus Tours https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=147675&relPageId=108&search=%22travel_agency%22%20%22tourist%20agency%22 LICOZY-5 is probably 201-51203: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=52199&relPageId=90&search=%22201-51203%22 LICOZY-5 mIght be David Ornelas of Mundus Tours, the principal agent working with Loginov of the Soviet embassy: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=52199&relPageId=90&search=%22201-51203%22
Sources:

1994.04.07.12:00:44:180005: Reel 9, Folder N - VALERIY VLADIMIROVICA KOSTIKOV (VOL. II).

2/20/63: Kostikov presented gift to "subject of 201-51203 on latter's return from Europe - Mexi Jan. 1963".

104-10173-10097: NOTES ON VALENTIN SERGEYEVICH LOGINOV

Valentin Sergeyevich Loginov (201-285412): ..."He arrived August 1965 as Third Secretary. He replaced Nechiporenko...In March 1966, LICOZY-5 was told he would be handled in the future by L."

104-10218-10032: KOSTIKOV, VALERIY VLADIMIROVICH, 201-305052

1964: "Nechiporenko...LICOZY-5's case officer, levied a requirement on LICOZY-5 for information on (Santiago?) Cortes...a young, serious, honorable employee who was previously in Sabena (Airlines') cargo department, later promoted to Assistant Station Manager and is now on his way up." (at p. 122) Kostikov had both personal contact and legitimate business contact with LICOZY-5. (at p. 116) LICOZY-5 described as a "Station double agent".

104-10173-10104: CIA FILE ON LOGUINOV, VALENTIN SERGEYEVICH.

12/13/66: LICOZY-5 is P-2712. Both the Soviets and the Americans paid this double agent with liquor. Marginalia: "LICOZY-5 is not holding to our line!"

104-10173-10135: LOGANOV, VALENTIN SERGEYEVICH.

"LICOZY-5. Subject (P-581 - Mariam AVILA Katz) on her own initiative began telling me what a terrific guy her boss is. He, according to her, has one of the most winning personalities of anyone she has ever met. At the same time he is extremely intelligent and shrewd...This is why he is such a successful businessman. In reply to a question about LICOZY-5's background, Subject said that he had been born in Poland, was imprisoned by either the Poles or the Germans just before or during World War II...somehow got out and joined the Russians, taking place in the Soviet invasion of Germany. Somehow he had survived all this, made his way to Mexico, where he arrived penniless, and now he must have a small fortune in the bank. He vividly remembers his former hardships, however, is a very generous and humane person, and every year sends clothes to Poland and Russia. He also has a very strong feeling for Israel. He has no love for the Russians, but was not above joining them to ensure his own survival in World War II and can be agreeable enough toward them to retain their travel business." (at p. 45) "Subject works at REDACTED where she is in charge of travel to Russia and to Eastern Europe. In this job, she deals with LOGINOV on visa matters...in January 1967 Paul Dillon elicited from LICOZY-5 the information that Subject definitely had a social relationship with Loginov...(p. 86) LICOZY-5 is identified as a travel agent. (p. 129) LICOZY-5 acted as an agent for the Soviets for a period up until 1967, when he said he would no longer play such a role.

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