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Cryptonym: ZRAVOID

Definition:
U.S. Border Patrol.
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
ZRAVOID was described as a U.S. Government enforcement agency.
Sources:

104-10267-10035: DISPATCH- OPERATIONAL, VICTOR PANEQUE BATISTA AKA CMDTE. DIEGO

8/2/62 memo, refers to Inspector Bradford of ZRAVOID investigating Victor Paneque aka Commander Diego (201-286382). At the time JMWAVE stated it "still has no interest in Paneque".

124-10291-10418: No Title

9/24/62 memo: Border Patrol Inspector Carico met members of Interpen, who told them they were training at No Name Key, Big Pine Key, and in the Florida Everglades. Members included Gerald Hemming, Joe Garman, Edmund Colby, William Dempsey, Justin Wilson, Edwin Collins, Roy Hargraves, and Cuban resident alien Oscar Pino y Pino and others, all with birthdates.

104-10171-10257: CABLE: 21 FEB AMHINT-53 REPORTED PRESENT AMSPELL MOOD FAVORS OPS OF HAVANA RAID

02/22/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline TYPIC AMSPELL: "1. 21 Feb AMHINT-53 reported present AMSPELL mood favors action ops of Havana raid type. Planning currently well under way. A-53 declared AMSPELL feels so strongly on necessity action that intends proceed even if CIA were to discontinue AMSPELL financial support. A-53 intends this alert on raid to constitute compliance gentlemen's agreement A-53 has with Fletcher Knight. He said will give no further details regarding timing or objective: Quote action may take place in couple of days, week or two weeks unquote. 2. Newby reemphasized CIA opposition and warned that appropriate U.S. Government elements could not look other way but would attempt intercept AMSPELL raiders. 3. JMWAVE alerting ODBOON (U.S. Customs Agency), ZRAVOID, QKMAGNET, ODENVY (FBI) and ODURGE (U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service)."

104-10308-10210: CABLE: SUPDATA: PARAS 1 AND 2: AMOT 133 WHO WAS AT THE HOME OF FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ WHEN QUIZA CALLED

06/13/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "SUPDATA:... Para 6 from ZRAVOID.. Country: Cuba, Subj: Attempted raid on Cuba by Cubanos Libres (CL)"....

104-10308-10210 CABLE: SUPDATA: PARAS 1 AND 2: AMOT 133 WHO WAS AT THE HOME OF FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ WHEN QUIZA CALLED

06/13/63, Information Report Telegram: Page 2: "6. Field Comment: A U.S. Government enforcement agency reported that the Quiza group lost two boats, a 22-foot inboard/outboard with Florida registration number FL 8527 D, and a 17-foot outboard. The raiders, who suffered one casualty named Evengelino Rufin Sanabria, returned to Marathon aboard a 'Commande Red' Cuban boat named The Elvira. An unidentified doctor is taking Rufin to a hospital in Key West for treatment. The Quiza raiders brought back two Cuban militiamen, Calenero Ramirez Waters and Daniel Esposito Torres. 7. Field Dissem: CINCLANT, CINCARIB, COMNAVKEYWEST, Miami Reps of state, USCG, Border Patrol, I&NS, FBI and Customs."

104-10275-10038: CABLE: FOLLOWING FYI AND RECORDS CONFIRMING TELECONS 22 OCT

10/25/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Sluglines RYBAT TYPIC AMBANG: "1. Foll FYI and records confirming Nauman/Reuteman telecons 22 Oct. Cisneros stated desired delivery at East Washerwoman shoal light at 230800 Oct. Also asked for weapons and indicated AMHELM-1 would be aboard, latter having sent his boat to Great Isaac Key and remained ashore. Was advised would confirm delivery later in day. Foll first telecons Cisneros was advised his plans considered ill advised at this point view hot north coast and fact British, ODOATH and ZRAVOID very active. He said they going despite situation and wanted delivery...."

104-10177-10336: DISPATCH: TYPIC/OPERATIONAL PRQ PART 1- RICARDO ANIBAL MORALES NAVARRETE

02/13/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 2: "L. ZRAVOID Memo, 7 October 1963: Subject aided Castro in war against Batista. Served in DIER and later as G-2 agent. Member of Cuban Libres, aka: Commandos Libres..."

104-10069-10350: DISPATCH: CUBAN ACTIVITIES AT FLAMINGO, FLORIDA

05/02/66, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH Division: Page 2: ..."4. ZRAVOID was advised of the group's activities and a patrolman was dispatched to check them out. The Iden-B (Everglades National Park Rangers) were also briefed on the situation; and they, in turn, kept JMWAVE apprised of the actions of the Cubans. 5. Between 1500 and 1600 hours, JMWAVE was advised by the Iden-B that the Cuban's boat had arrived with two persons on board. They were identified as Tony Cuesta and Armando Romer. The boat was a 23' Seabird, Florida registration 8509 F, registered to Alberto Sanchez, 185 Northwest 18th Court, Miami, who has owned the boat since 23 May 1963. The boat had a large box on board which contained fishing gear and tools. It was later reported that the vessel carried a large supply of gasoline, spare parts, and a quantity of food. The individuals on board informed the ZRAVOID representative that they had run aground at Marathon, and QKMAGNET pulled them off. QKMAGNET cited them for having no safety equipment and no registration. 6. Others involved in meeting the boat, other than the ones already identified, were: Roberto C. Fernandez Anta, DOB: 21 July 1945, A #12829922. Sandalio Herminio Diaz, 732 Northwest 3rd Street, DOB: 3 September 1923. Eugenio Enrique Zaldizar, DOB: 28 April 1945, Residence: 2355 Southwest 17th Avenue, Miami..."

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