Sunday, October 23, 2011

Suspected Russian Spy Couple Arrested in Germany

Via New York Post -

A married couple were arrested in Germany accused of spying for Russia's foreign intelligence service for more than 20 years.

German federal police arrested the two suspected spies in Marburg, central Germany, and Balingen, southwestern Germany, last Tuesday, German magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday.

Police, who believe the alleged spies had been working in Germany since the KGB was still in operation, reportedly walked in on the woman while she was listening to encoded radio transmissions. Both suspects deny the allegations.

Authorities began investigating the couple after the FBI busted a Russian spy ring in the US last year.


According to a rough translation of the original Der Spiegel article, the couple are suspected SVR 'illegals', just like the spy ring busted by the FBI in June 2010.,1518,793325,00.html (German)

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