ESPIONAGE: A Prisoner-Swapping Triple Play

And there could be more intriguing trades in the works

To the rest of the passengers who had boarded Pan Am's Flight 688 in Frankfurt, West Germany, one morning ast week, there seemed nothing remarkable about the bearded man and his three neatly dressed companions. But as soon as the jet landed at West Berlin's Tegel Airport, the foursome rushed into a U.S.

Government sedan, which promptly sped off to the U.S. mission in the verdant Dahlem quarter of the divided city. There, the three escorts — an East German attorney, a U.S. State...

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