U.S. Arrests Mexican Man Spying for Russia

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.