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Cryptonym: CIFENCE

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Central Documentation Service (SCD), described in a 1970 cable as a "newly established Venezuelan security service."

104-10220-10128: LUIS CLEMENTE POSADA.

02/11/70: Cable (Orig: Withheld, Unit: WH/3/V): Slugline CIFLUTE CIFENCE: Page 2: ..."4. For WH/Miami. Pls advice if you have case officer available near future who could meet with CIFENCE/4. If affirmative, pls forward contact plan to Caracas. FYI. CIFENCE/4 (IDEN A) was WH/Miami asset from late March 1965 to Sept 1967 when he moved to Caracas where he has been serving station as penetration of CIFENCE (IDEN B)..." Releasing Officer: John R. Horton, AC/WHD. Coordinating Officers: OS/AAS - John Rooney (telecord). C/WH/COG (REDACTION). Authenticating Officer: Alfonso Spera, C/WH/3. - - - Page 39: ..."IDEN A - Luis Clemente Posada Carriles (201-300985). IDEN B - Central Documentation Service (SCD), a newly established Venezuelan security service."

104-10178-10000: POSADA, LUIS CLEMENTE.

10/26/70: CIA document: Page 197: "See HVCA 17828, 26 October 70, re CIFENCE belief that CIGRAPE/2 is working for CIA. CIFENCE/4 advised the station of this, was told to do what he can to initiate a full-scale CIFENCE investigation of CIGRAPE/2, under his own direction, in order to remove the suspicions. He said it would be hard to do this without attracting undue interest, but he will remain alert to the problem and try to take charge of any investigation that may get under way."

104-10178-10000: POSADA, LUIS CLEMENTE.

04/14/71: Cable from Director to Caracas, Lima (Orig: Withheld, C/WH/3/V): REF: CARACAS-16913 (IN 311053)* ..."(REDACTION) CIFENCE-4 being sent by CIFENCE service to Lima to assemble bomb to be sent to former Venezuelan dictator Perbz Jimenez. Bomb will be authentic but designed not to explode. CIFENCE-4 has requested that Lima Station help him in his mission but Caracas Station recommends no help be given." Releasing officer: James E. Flannery for William V. Broe, C/WHD. Authenticating Officer: Richard Connelly, AC/WH/3.

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