German arrested for allegedly passing on intelligence to Russia

BERLIN, Jan 26 — A German citizen was arrested at the Munich airport on suspicion of treason for allegedly colluding with an intelligence service staff to go on intelligence to Russia, the prosecutor general’s business office said nowadays.

The male, determined as Arthur E., was arrested on Sunday upon arriving in Germany from the United States, the prosecutor mentioned in a statement. He is reported to be an associate of Carsten L., an employee of the German overseas intelligence company (BND) who was arrested in December on suspicion of spying for Russia.

Arthur E., who is not a German intelligence staff, is believed to have passed on to the Russian intelligence assistance information and facts he experienced attained from Carten L., according to the prosecutor’s statement.

An arrest warrant had by now been issued for Arthur E., who was brought before a choose of Germany’s leading prison courtroom on Monday and remanded in custody, the statement additional.

The investigation was done it close cooperation with the BND and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the prosecutor said.

German authorities have warned of possible heightened Russian spying presented the Kremlin’s stand-off with the West more than the Russian invasion of Ukraine. — Reuters