undercover agent


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Synonyms for undercover agent

(military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors

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Apart from this, reports in the Daily Mail also say that Jameson asked the undercover agents for a PVC pipe, ammunition, powder, assault rifles, and nails, among others as he was planning to set off explosives at the San Francisco pier "to funnel crowds to a certain area" where he could in all probability shoot at them.
"There are all sorts of stories about undercover operations gone bad,'' said Jeff Silk, a longtime undercover agent and supervisor at the Drug Enforcement Administration.
AN alleged dissident IRA man yesterday claimed he had been "entrapped" by British undercover agents.
"Valley of the Wolves - Palestine" is about a Turkish undercover agent who sets out to hunt down Israelis responsible for the killing of nine activists who died in the real-life attack in May.
The American Ambassador to Bulgaria, James Warlick, says the Tuesday release from jail to house arrest of former undercover agent and controversial businessman, Aleksei Petrov, was a surprise.
The former undercover agent, who declined to be named for security reasons, said there are 40,000 Iranian spies in the Arab Gulf states, 3,000 of them in Kuwait alone.
The indictment alleges that in February, Monsieur contacted an undercover agent seeking engines for the F-5 (EIF) fighter jet or the C-130 military transport aircraft for export to Iran.
A sentence of two years in prison was passed, after the man helped an undercover agent from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to smuggle USD396,000 in cash and export items, including a mobile phone 'jammer' and other military objects, to Paris.
John, a teacher from New Jersey, was arrested in Miami after making arrangements with an undercover agent to pay for sex with two 12-year-old girls in a foreign country.
THIS week's other film about an undercover agent with Cold War roots is an unmitigated disaster.
McNab (a highly decorated British soldier) and Rigby (a writer for children's theater) have teamed up again in another thriller featuring the characters we met in Traitor: Fergus Watts, an undercover agent now under death threat by villains in the British special forces; and Fergus's grandson, 17-year-old Danny, trained to survive by Fergus; with Elena, Danny's girlfriend, a computer whiz whose skills are essential to their mission.
The least surprising news out of Washington year is that Karl Rove was one of the White House officials who tiled to discredit Ambassador Joseph Wilson by tolling a reporter that Wilson's wife was Valerie Plame, a CIA undercover agent who had suggested sending Wilson on a fact-finding mission regarding Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction.
As a new teen father, he begins to regret his choices and wants off the streets for the sake of his own son, and agrees to work as a "mole" for the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs in exchange for immunity from prosecution--yet when the undercover agent who gained his trust is in mortal peril, he returns to the streets in hope of engineering a rescue, triggering a chain of events that will cause him to meet his biological father at long last.
The pounds 16m movie stars US comic Cedric the Entertainer as a janitor who develops amnesia and is fooled into believing he is an undercover agent
In the mid 1990s, Grant Bristow, the notorious co-founder of the Heritage Front, was exposed as an undercover agent of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).