Estonian security forces detain 'FSB agent' at Narva border crossing point

Estonian security forces detain 'FSB agent' at Narva border crossing point

A Russian citizen who tried to get to Estonia is suspected of cybercrime planning.

The Estonian authorities reported that a Russian citizen had been detained at the border crossing point in the city of Narva. He is considered an 'FSB agent' and suspected of cybercrime plots against the country’s state institutions, Err.ee reported. Harju County Court arrested the Russian national on Monday, November 6.

The detainee is suspected of plotting a "computer crime" and committing "non-violent actions directed against the independence and territorial integrity" of Estonia. The prosecutor's office noted that the man’s actions did not cause any serious damage.

The Russian embassy has reportedly not yet been notified of the arrest. The identity of the Russian has not been disclosed yet as the investigation is still "at an early stage."

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