When convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo failed to call home from prison, his parents went to the jail to see if their son had fallen ill. Officials told the elderly couple not to worry, saying only that he was better off.
A former intelligence official in the United States Thursday publicly identified their son as the unnamed spy traded for three Cuban intelligence agents jailed in the United States, one who U.S. President Barack Obama hailed as Washington’s most valuable assets.
But neither Cuban nor American officials have confirmed that Sarraff was spirited off the island and his parents have not heard from their son since he supposedly was freed.
“They are saying his name out there,” his mother, Odesa Trujillo, told The Associated Press on Thursday at her home in Havana. “I don’t care where he is, just that he’s in good health.”