undercover agent


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Noun1.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 competitorsundercover 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
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
counterspy, mole - a spy who works against enemy espionage
double agent - a spy who works for two mutually antagonistic countries
espionage agent - someone employed to spy on another country or business competitor
foreign agent - a spy for a foreign country
infiltrator - someone who takes up a position surreptitiously for the purpose of espionage
intelligence agent, intelligence officer, operative, secret agent - a person secretly employed in espionage for a government
sleeper - a spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal
Translations
tajni agent
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Mohamed told the undercover agent, "[I]f I go to Syria I want to be the beheading person," according to court documents published on American media.
After his arrest, Daoud enlisted a fellow inmate in an attempt to have the undercover agent killed.
However, the 34-year-old denied the charges and said he did not sell any drugs to the undercover agent, while the policeman said the drugs authorities seized from him did not belong to him.
An undercover agent from the UAE ministry approached the drug dealer in the UAE and convinced him to strike a deal for drug sale.
After the undercover agent gave off a pre-arranged signal, the arresting team showed up and effected the arrest of Ruz.
FBI has also confirmed that Jameson planned the attack with one of their undercover agents who the suspect thought was a high ranking member of a terror group, (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5207039/Ex-marine-plots-Christmas-terror-attack-San-Francisco.html) Daily Mail reported . 
The undercover agent met on various occasions with the men in Bangkok from April 2014 to January 2015, Doherty said.
Just weeks before, the Drug Enforcement Administration stoked controversy after disclosures that an undercover agent had created a fake Facebook page from the photos of a young woman in Watertown, New York -- without her knowledge -- to lure drug suspects.
The sting operation involving undercover agents and wire taps offered more evidence theCalabria-based 'Ndranghetahad overtaken its Sicilian cousin, the Cosa Nostra, and was trying to make inroads in theUnited Statesby forging ties with one of the traditional New York mob families, the Gambinos.
Undercover agent with a fake explosives was able to fool TSA security at Newark's Liberty airport An undercover agent with a fake explosive device in his pants was able to pass through two US security checkpoints at Newark's Liberty airport, according to a media report on Friday Mar.
Campbell was arrested in January 2008 after allegedly handing around pounds 9,000 to an undercover agent posing as a weapons supplier.
Dancing With the Devil: Confessions of an Undercover Agent tells of an 'untouchable' drug kingpin and one undercover agent who was tough enough to successfully infiltrate his domain and nail him.