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Cryptonym: AMTRUNK-5

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Definition:
Unknown identity. A cable in January 1965 stated that AMTRUNK-5 was a former guide, who was terminated in the middle of 1963. In addition, in a cable in February 1965, AMSWIRL-1 reported on January 29, 1965, that AMTRUNK-5 had been executed.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
A dispatch in February, 1965, stated that AMTRUNK-5 and AMTRUNK-9 (Modesto Orlando Orozco Basulto) had made a independent trip into the AMTRUNK infiltration/exfiltration area in late December, 1964.
Sources:

104-10215-10225: CABLE: WISH POINT OUT REFS CREATE PERPLEXING SITUATION

12/06/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMTRUNK MHAPRON: Page 3: ...."2...A. Infil area has been repeatedly stirred up by refugee infil/exfil ops to being out families and others ops not controlled by WAVE. Some recent examples being capture Juan Milian and friends, trips into area by AMTRUNK-5 and friends and roll up Juan Amestoy. Recent info from friends and family AMTRUNK-7 and 8 indicate A-8's father in jail for helping Milian, fact that both Milian and A-8's father knew A-8 infiltrated in Sept in general area, and report that area has more militia than usual. On other hand, there no indication from local fisherman group with families still in ops area that general roll up has occurred. AMTRUNK team has been briefed on all these developments and if it goes into area will enter mangroves at location different from the previously used, and will use extreme caution in approaching contacts..."

104-10234-10073: CABLE: OP AMTRUNK X POSTPONED TO LATE JANUARY SINCE AMTRUNK/9 HAS NOT RETURNED FROM REF TRIP.

01/05/65: Cable from WAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMTRUNK: "1. Op AMTRUNK X postponed to late January since AMTRUNK/9 has not returned from ref trip. AMTRUNK/9 along with AMTRUNK/5 (former guide who terminated mid-63) and 3rd person left WAVE area 21 Dec 64 for AMTRUNK infil area thence Havana to rescue (REDACTION) and 3 others who in hiding at home IDEN A..."

104-10234-10101: CABLE: SINCE FORWARDING REF D WAVE PRESSED INVESTIGATION SPONSORSHIP AMTRUNK-9 TRIP.

01/19/65: Cable from WAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMTRUNK: Page 3: ..."7. Funds expended A-9 trip estimated conservately approx $1450 including $700 mentioned para 4 above; $200 each to two fishermen which Mrs. A-9 claims her husband paid; 50 gal fuel tank AMTRUNK-5 boat estimated $100..."

104-10216-10402: PROGRESS REPORT FOR AMTRUNK, PERIOD 1-31 JANUARY 1965

02/08/65: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: "1. Operational Activity: A. Operation AMTRUNK X was postponed twice during the reporting period. The first effort to mount the operation in early January was called off as a direct result of the independent trip which AMTRUNK-9 and AMTRUNK-5, both terminated assets, made into the AMTRUNK infil/exfiltration area in late December 1964. The operation was postponed a second time in late January, partly because of a complete lack of reliable information on the fate of AMTRUNK-9 and the possible consequences to the security of the AMTRUNK target area should he be captured and forced to talk, and partly because of the resignation of AMTRUNK-20 who quit rather than make another infiltration into an area which he considered too hot for operations..."

104-10216-10432: CABLE RE CAPTURE OF FOUR PERSONS IN CARDENAS AREA

02/11/65: Cable from JMWAVE: Slugline TYPIC AMTRUNK AMLASH: "1. Re para 1 Ref A: Info re capture four persons Cardenas area noted in Ref B was ruse used by wife A-9 reestablish direct contact with ACSI agent handler Torres. Thus this not basis her anxiety. 2. Re para 3 Ref A: Names two crewmen with A-9 transmitted Ref C. Continuing search SI traffic has failed turn up these names. However, AMSWIRL-1 reported 29 Jan 65 AMTRUNK-5 executed. She checking for details..."

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