REPORT THAT THE DI HAS BECOME INVOLVED IN THREE OPERATIONAL TASKS WHIHC WILL EN

Created: 10/24/1972

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Theis become involved in the following three operational tasks which will enhance Its counterintelligence apabilities:

a. Use of Apache-model Chovrolet trucks equipped with radio diroction-finding equipment, which will have the added capability of Jamming clandestine broadcasts during an emergoncy

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b. Telephone taps ngeinst Vnown or suspect anti-government personnel in thend other government agencies; thisommon practice^

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C. Tht overhauling and painting of '6 old-model Chcvroleta and Fords for use as taxis which DI detectives will drive.

improve and modern!le its communications center;

thc Department has btenowerful

radio transmitter at the presidential roaidenco on Tows Moro

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DI Director Ceoeral,, learned about this radio communications equipment in Cuba and they arethat the greater part of thc equipment has come Iron Cuba. DI personnel have traveled to Cuba for periods of Several aionthi to study Its operation. bel ieved that one reason behind the arrival of Cubana aircraft at Santiago after dark vas to hide thc existence of the radiopublic knowlcdge._and. fron the idle curiosity of airport employees. Itnoted that either Paredes or carior-tci", Paredes' Deputylose associate, was always at the airport when one of these shipments arrived fron Cubaroper handling by airport official!.)

Honey had notroblem for the DI. Al of the end ofhc DI had spent over four million escudos on the radio surveillance equipment nlonc.

DI detectives are receiving instruction in the operation of machine guns, Including dally firingus-load of personnelange near the airport. The small machine guns previously used by these detectives have been replacedore potent

aliber weapon.

limit access to the headquarters building, mall entrance, previously open tollc.but those Individuals having authority to enter. Theentrance will remain ope- to the public, but only foreach day. Detectives arned with submachine guns willat this entrance. Inooth withglass and manned by two additional armod guards, waa toboon erected at the entrance. econd booth, madesteel plates painted to appear as wood, was to bethe entrance. This booth will have an aperture throughvisitors can request permission to enter the building,guard receives clearance by telephone or intercom and an "

escort arrives from the office which thc outsider wishes to visit.

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passageways found to thc right of the entrance tho DI building are blockeu at thc second floor by

thick steel doors, as is the cesridor leading to the armory.

The neat area ta be cic.ted off is thethe left as the building Is cntcrrd.) All windows Inwill be protected by steel bars and bullet-proof The entrance to the floor of tho DI headquarterswhich radio communications is located Is protected bysteel six centimeters thick. Tho sides of the radioroom are protected by bullet-proof windows. Thecoveredayer of slate with stacl sheets These physicalart fine,

but not very effective if people are free to enter tho building and roan around, as has beencfitv.ith this contention! hut several hnvr Main *hat irluinilt**In the mlll>)

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