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The joys of being a Portuguese spook

You get to drive one of these:

This being a Fiat Stilo, doubtless a harmless enough vehicle, if lacking the glamour that Lisbonian would be James Bonds / Mata Haris / Kit Marlowes etc might have hoped for. Still, a company car is a nice perk.

So far, so dull, but here's the good bit, courtesy of Portugal News:

"The car was stolen three months ago from under the nose of one of the country's top agents while patrolling a Quinta do Lago villa belonging to Congo opposition leader, Jean Pierre Bemba.

The vehicle, a silver Fiat Stilo, was filled with all the SIS's latest surveillance equipment. Among the items said to have been inside the car when it was stolen, were three fake licence plates...a camcorder, a number of digital cameras and mobile phones.

According to Jornal de Noticias, [the spooks] were forced to file an insurance claim after an agent went walkabout after answering his mobile phone. He made the mistake of leaving the car keys in the ignition".

Maybe anyone reading who is au fait with motor insurance (Newmania?) can tell me what the chances would be of such a claim succeeding in these parts....

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Blogger The Hitch said... 2:09 pm

I mean who would notice a banana yellow car following you about?

Cunning chaps the portugese  



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