On the rainy night of 26 September 1974, the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) gatecrashed a night-time rendezvous between Dmitri Razgovorov and William Ball Sutch, in Aro Street, Wellington. Razgovorov, shown here fleeing the scene, was the first secretary of the Soviet Embassy. Sutch was an eminent economist and former senior civil servant. The SIS had been monitoring meetings between the two men for some time, believing Sutch was passing information to the Russians. Sutch was charged with espionage under the Official Secrets Act, but was acquitted at the subsequent trial.
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