German prosecutors say police have arrested a pair of suspected foreign agents whom a media report describes as Russian spies since the days of the Cold War.
The Federal Prosecutor's Office says the two were arrested in Baden-Wuerttemberg and Hesse state Tuesday by German police's elite GSG-9 special operations commando.
Prosecutors said in a statement Friday they "are suspected of having worked in Germany over a long period of time for a foreign intelligence agency."
A prosecution spokesman declined to elaborate.
German news weekly Der Spiegel on Saturday reported that the pair _ a Russian couple allegedly spying in Germany since 1988 _ were arrested following a tip from the FBI who had uncovered a ring of Russian spies in the U.S. last year.