Transcript for Russian Spies Caught on Tape
And you'll remember it was a jaw dropping -- straight out of a Tom Clancy novel sleeper cell of Russian spies. Living and working out of the US suburbs one of them a glamorous woman posing for provocative photos. And led to the biggest spy swap since the Cold War. Well today the FBI released their tapes showing the spies in action here's ABC's Pierre Thomas. Russian spies in America conducting Covert missions to still defense secrets in broad daylight. Once prime meets another in a Long Island railway station. They make a quick handoff right they -- The transaction 300000 dollars and a computer disk. Remember Russian them Patel -- seven the spy who club at New York city's trendiest spots. Want to go to work using -- bond high said there's Chapman hanging out in a department store. But she's using the hidden computer to transmit an encrypted message to this Russians. -- outside these were the cream of the crop handpicked out of the Russian intelligence academy the Russians stole the identities of dead Americans. And used tactics out of -- -- now. You know BI surveillance camera rules -- -- -- the worst in upstate New York he's hunting for is paying off. 60000 dollars in cash that plagued by Moscow rules with a little bit of high tech technology on top of that -- all the Russians were sent packing to the motherland it. A clear reminder that spy games. Still alive and well. Pierre Thomas ABC news Washington.
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