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Cryptonym: LIENTRAP

Definition:
Mobile surveillance photo truck with several support agents used to track Soviet operatives in Mexico City.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

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

In 1958, Louis Puckett replaced Harry Mahoney as lead officer for LIENTRAP.

104-10088-10328: PROJECT LIEMPTY (RENEWAL)

As of late 1960, Raymond Gerende was the lead handling LIENTRAP. It took photos and conducted pretext investigations of targets such as the apartment building of Olga Castillo de Ledon and the residence of Cesar Gonzalez Sanchez.

104-10079-10291: PROJECT LIEMPTY PROGRESS REPORT/FEBRUARY, MARCH AND APRIL 1964

As of early 1964, Gerende continued to work as cutout for LIMITED, LILYRIC and the alternate cutout for LIENTRAP. The latter used mostly on PCM and exile Communists in Mexico.

104-10413-10029: CRYPTS

This vehicle and its several support agents focused on the Soviet embassy - not the Cuban embassy.

104-10424-10124: Mexico City Station History

"Mobile surveillance photo truck".

Contributors:
Jerry Ennis • Bill Simpich

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