May 14, 2013

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 released to US officials, Russia’s Federal Security Service 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.

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