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January 20, 1982
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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/07/01: CIA-RDP90-00552R000201280002-8 OAKLAND TRIBUNE (CA) 20 January 1982 By John Dinges~and Saul Landau WASHINGTON-The key government wit- ness in the criminal case against two former CIA agents accused of providing terrorist, training and .equipment to Libya has'alleged in,.'an interview 'that the same agents sold, banned 'weapons and electronic devices' t& the Chilean secret police in ,The witness,: Kevin P. Mulcahy?'is a.former CIA employee, himself, and. former-business as- sociate. of the,, two -fugitive ex-agents, who- have been under indictment since April 1980. Mulcahy said that he attended a July 197G.'meeting in..a Washington townhouse in )which CoI 'Manuel Con- treras, head of Chile's intelligence service,. DINA, discussed: his needi:for.-handguns;4'sophisticated electronic security equipment, and:_a:._small ball- .22-caliber round or a-. pellet of poison. = The&rneeting was organized, MtiIcaliy said, by ` ? Frank Ei Terpil,., ha along with Edwin P. Wilson has been,the focus of a 'Justice. Department inves ;tigation into. the-transfer of explosives timers, - night-visiomequipment andicommando'traininglto ,Libyan leader, Muammar-;Khadafy _i;Wilson'~and jury for their!alleged?_illegal'supp>''` operation to } ' In' addition Terpl iias been convicted ii%'`a undercover .police detectives.He wa indicted again this month. for alleged illegal supply opera Aions beginning'in1977 to .Uganda's deposed stron man: Idi' Amos ~' } ;, Y : n g ~ :. , .. 4 r. biulcahy's accoun,t'of the supply contract to' Chile for the firstiqime broadens the scope_of Wil son and Terpil's' alleged terrorist supply,~activities beyond' the tworadicaLAfr?ican-"nations to. include' the anticommunist-police?agency in'hile. The timing, of -Contreras.. meeting n Washing? Jon'.., which' Mulcahy recallsfitopokplace in early July, also is significant or another, crime, - the assassination in Washington Sept 211876, of. ex- iled"Chilean oppositionf'leader Orlando ~I etel_ier. According. to extensive 'evidence uncovered in"th federal: investigation, Contrera; had-set that 'a's sassination plot=' in `-,motion-iii, Chile?in the-'last. week of :June, just jr rioto his Talieged trip to; Washington. Al, 4r ; A? federal?grandtJury.lndicted'Contreras for: . allegedly ordering tie:'carbombing;;thafkilled Letelier and: ail Ame on. WashingtonMa governments of,,Chk l achusetts' Avenue, I but-., the bas selected' S. requests `The' Mulcab cause' he 'said h were working w. -ation of- the CIA has said,that ht Vilsdfi's'! close Shackley~_the N service. at. the t have been named by another government witness, Douglas'M:"Schlachter as' having endorsed Wilson and -Terpil's alleged involvement in` terrorism The CIA, has consistently denied any institu- tional"recognition of Wilson and Terpil's.opera- tions- and has produced evidence=that `it'=notified Justice-Department and'F$I' officials immediate- ' ly : upon' learning of their.~allegedly;,illegal. activi- CIA-officials who have linvestizated, have conceded- that the so, called. ;`rogue" .";operation was ale tov flourish because'-of close relationships that- continued be-.: lWeen the former agents and active duty CIA IVlcilcahy'saccount ofthe Chilean arms trans- - action was confirmed by documents drawn up for the-sale.'and obtained' the Treasury:. Depart- ment's Bureau 'of Alcohol, Tobacco . and Firearms -1 Theses documents' included invoices - and :bills:- of i sale 'drawn