Mexico citizen Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes is accused of conspiracy and spying inside the US on behalf of a foreign government.
A Mexican national has been arrested in the US city of Miami on charges of espionage from Russia. The US Department of Justice on Tuesday alleged that the Mexican citizen has been arrested for spying on a large source of US government. Hector Alejandro Kabera Fuentes, a Mexican citizen living in Singapore, is accused of conspiracy and espionage inside the US on behalf of a foreign government.
US intelligence officials have identified Russia as a spy threat to their country. An investigation by special counsel Robert Muller last year found that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election — a notion that President Donald Trump has repeatedly rejected. According to court documents cited in a US Department of Justice news release, a Russian government official recruited Furantes last year and said he should rent a specific property in Miami-Dad County, not using his name.
Court documents state that Phuntes travelled from Mexico City to Miami last week and reached his target’s residence, where a security guard stopped him, but his partner pulled a picture of a license plate. Court documents state that Fuentes travelled from Mexico City to Miami last week and reached his Target’s residence, where a security guard stopped him, but his partner pulled a picture of Target’s license plate. When the pair tried to leave Miami for Mexico City on Sunday, US Customs and Border Protection reportedly saw pictures of them in their phones.