Tuesday, May 14, 2013

CIA Agent Captured in Moscow

An alleged CIA agent has been briefly detained in Moscow for allegedly trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer, Russian media report. The alleged agent was held overnight before being released to US officials, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said. He is said to have been working as a secretary at the US embassy in Moscow. The man was reportedly arrested with a large sum of money, technical devices and written instructions for the agent he had tried to recruit. He was named as Ryan Fogle, said to be a third secretary at the US embassy in Moscow.  "FSB counter-intelligence agents detained a CIA staff member who had been working under the cover of third political secretary of the US embassy in Moscow," the FSB said. "At the moment of detention, special technical equipment was discovered, written instructions for the Russian citizen being recruited, as well as a large sum of money and means for altering appearance." A letter found on the suspect (a photo was published by RT) promises an unnamed addressee $1 mln a year for "long-term cooperation" plus bonuses for valuable information.

http://rt.com/news/fsb-detain-cia-agent-253/ (photo)
http://youtu.be/Je5cjpDwAbU (video)

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