Iran detains 10 spies with cash

November 16, 2008


TEHRAN, Nov 15: Iran detained 10 spies carrying $500,000 in cash who had entered the country illegally from Pakistan, state television said on Saturday.

Modern espionage cameras and maps of sensitive regions in Iran were found when the group was detained in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan province bordering Pakistan, the report said.

Television did not give any details on their nationality or say when they were detained.

Sistan-Baluchestan is a volatile province known for frequent clashes between security forces and well-armed drug smugglers.

Iran has in the past accused the US and Britain of trying to destabilise the country by supporting ethnic minority rebels operating in sensitive border areas.—Reuters