Rus­sia busts pair try­ing to sell CIA fake se­crets

The Myanmar Times - - World -

RUS­SIA’S se­cu­rity ser­vice said it had foiled an at­tempt by two young men in Siberia to sell made-up mil­i­tary se­crets to the CIA for cash.

The fraud­sters from the town of Borzi re­port­edly emailed the Amer­i­can spy agency of­fer­ing to sell them in­for­ma­tion.

The “al­legedly se­cret” in­tel­li­gence in­cluded in­for­ma­tion “about rail­road cars leav­ing for Ukraine and the place­ment of mis­siles aimed at the United States”, a FSB spokesper­son said.

The Rus­sian se­cu­rity agency said the CIA “took the bait” and “be­gan to start pos­ing ques­tions, es­pe­cially about the sit­u­a­tion at mil­i­tary sites”.

The pair were not of­fered any money and even­tu­ally, when agents from the FSB caught up with them, the fact all the in­for­ma­tion was fake turned out to be their sav­ing grace.

“They were given a warn­ing, since this isn’t worth a crim­i­nal charge. Nat­u­rally they had no se­crets and just made up the in­for­ma­tion,” the agency said. –

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