BERLIN (Reuters) – A German citizen was arrested at Munich airport on suspicion of treason for allegedly passing intelligence onto Russia, the prosecutor common’s workplace stated on Thursday.
The person, recognized as Arthur E., was arrested on Sunday upon arriving in Germany from the USA, the prosecutor stated in a press release. He’s stated to be an affiliate of Carsten L., an worker of the German international intelligence service (BND) who was arrested in December on suspicion of spying for Russia.
Arthur E., who shouldn’t be a German intelligence worker, is believed to have handed onto the Russian intelligence service info he had obtained from Carten L., based on the prosecutor’s assertion.
(Writing by Rachel Extra, modifying by Thomas Escritt)