In Netherlands, the agents tried to get data from the lab in a Swiss Spitz, which helps to investigate chemical attacks in Syria and poisoning in Salisbury. The incident happened in the beginning of 2018, as DW reports.
“Russian intelligent agents were detained in the Netherlands and sent to Russia. The incident happened in the beginning of this year. NRC Handelsblad and Swiss news agency Tages-Anzeiger reported this on September 13. The exact date of the detention remains unknown,” the message says.
The interlocutors of the news agencies, who were not named, stated that Russians were heading to Switzerland to get data of lab in Spitz, which, also helps to investigate chemical attacks in Syria and poisoning of Skripals’ in British alisbury.
Earlier, this laboratory was a target for hackers’ attacks. It was noted that the Russian agents had special equipment to break in the computer networks.
The detention of the intelligence agents was a result of a joint operation of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Britain. The Swiss Intelligence Service confirmed its participation on the operation.