U.S. authorities in Miami arrested a Mexican citizen who had been recruited by Russia to work as a spy.
The suspect was tapped by Russian government officials to obtain the license plate number of a “U.S. government source".
Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes, a resident of Singapore, was arrested on Sunday after he arrived in Miami.
A Russian government official had provided Fuentes with a physical description of a U.S. government source’s car.
Fuentes was instructed to locate the car and obtain its license plate number, the Justice Department said.
According to Reuters, Fuentes admitted that he was directed by a Russian government official to conduct this operation.