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Cryptonym: UNSNAFU-9

Definition:
Luis Enrique Trasancos, a CIA penetration agent at the Cuban embassy in Paris.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10216-10212: Amlash-1 and Jose Vanegas Valdespino

7/30/64, memo to Hal Swenson: "When UNSNAFU-9, who is of considerable value as a penetration agent at the Cuban embassy in Paris, was talking too loosely...LASH(Cubela) used VENEGAS to write to UNSNAFU-9 from Prague to make UNSNAFU-9 behave."

1993.07.20.09:26:43:310530: VICTOR ESPINOSA

6/8/65: Upon returning from Paris, Espinosa told "ODURGE and ODENVY of AMLASH conspiracy, AMLASH 2 and 3, UNSNAFU-9" and a host of other subjects.

104-10215-10220: CABLE:18 DEC ( )SNAFU-9, WHO ONE OF SEVERAL PBRUMEN OFFICIALS

12/20/63 cable from Paris to Director: "18 Dec UNSNAFU-9, who one of several (Cuban) officials Pari recently and officially suspended from duties, was informed by (Cuban) ambassador that cable received from home to effect both UNSNAFU-9 and UNSNAFU-8 to retain their positions. Although UNSNAFU-9 has no proof, he speculates that this reversal may be due influence of AMLASH-1 who had assured old friends UNSNAFU-8 and UNSNAFU-9 that he would guard their interests upon his return home. If true, this would be some indication AMLASH/1 present status."

104-10169-10227: Written list of Cryptonyms and Identities

A listing of CIA cryptonyms and corresponding identities that reveals the name of UNSNAFU-9 is Luis Trasancos. http://documents.theblackvault.com/documents/jfk/NARA-July2017/JFK-July_2017_Release-Formerly_released_in_part/104-10169-10227.pdf

104-10216-10125: CABLE:REF ASKED FOR ( )SNAFU/9 INFO ON JORGE ROBRENO MARIEGES AKA

UNSNAFU-9 is requested to provide information to the Agency on Jorge Robreno (AMLASH-2) and they were informed about his travel habits, contacts, and who was currently financially supporting him.

180-10141-10364: No Title

"Being the principal indicated in a plan to kill the Prime Minister, the former commander Rolando Cubela Secades was also arrested in 1965. That plan was created by the CIA, taking advantage Cubela's trip to Madrid, where he was recruited by the CIA agents Manuel Artime, Jorge Robreno known as "The Magician" (El Mago), Luis Enrique Transecos and Carlos Tepedino. (Excerpt from materials given to George McGovern by Premier Castro...)"

104-10215-10057: CABLE RE: 1. 24 AUG AMSPORT/1 HAD CONTACT AMLASH/1

8/30/62, memo from Paris to Director: "Luis Enrique Trasancos Arrieta, born Matanzas on 26 July 1931, permanent address Calle 35 Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba. Studied at Academy Fine Arts, Chicago, 1957 to 58. Now works Cuban Consulate, Paris.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich • Carmine Savastano

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