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Second arrest in Russian spy scandal at German intelligence agency – POLITICO

BERLIN — A second arrest has been made in connection with a spy scandal at Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, authorities said Thursday.

According to the Karlsruhe public prosecutor, a German citizen who is “strongly suspected” of acting as a courier for a double agent has been arrested on suspicion of treason.

In December, an employee of Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND) was arrested on suspicion of passing highly sensitive information to Russian intelligence. According to prosecutors, this information included state secrets. Spiegel magazine reported that the man worked in a BND department responsible for critical intelligence on the war in Ukraine.

The second person arrested is believed to be an accomplice of the alleged double agent and has delivered sensitive information to Russia. He was arrested at Munich airport on Sunday as he entered the country from the United States and is not a BND employee.

The German authorities have been supported in their investigation by the FBI, according to the statement of the attorney general.

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