The detainees were trying to steal information from a Swiss lab.Law enforcement agencies of the Netherlands in the Hague arrested two men suspected of spying for Russia.
According to the newspaper Tages-Anzeiger, they remotely monitored the activities of chemical laboratory in the Swiss Spiez.
Laboratory in Spiez Swiss Federal Institute for nuclear, biological and chemical protection is investigating the application of the regime of Bashar al-Assad of chemical weapons in Syria and the attempted assassination of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia in British Salisbury.
In the Federal intelligence service (NDB) confirm arrest of alleged Russian spies
“NDB has taken an active part in the operation together with its Dutch and British partners”, – quotes the portal of the head of Department Isabel Graber
At the Institute to comment on the incident refused.
“We can confirm that the lab Spitz became the target of hacker attacks, but we are ready. The data breach was not”, – says the head of the communications laboratory Andreas Bucher.
Tages-Anzeiger wrote that the Russians were detained while trying to get to Switzerland and that they had a hacking equipment, which was subsequently withdrawn.