The British nationwide, recognized solely as David S., is suspected of having handed paperwork onto a Russian intelligence service in alternate for money from November 2020 on the newest, Germany’s federal prosecutor stated in an announcement.
The 57-year-old was arrested within the Berlin space on Tuesday as half of a joint British-German investigation, in accordance with the Counter Terrorism Command of London’s Metropolitan Police.
The suspect’s alleged offenses are associated to “being engaged in ‘Intelligence Agent activity’ under German law,” it added.
His condominium and office have been searched and he will likely be introduced earlier than an investigating decide in a while Wednesday, in accordance with the German assertion.
“Primacy for the investigation remains with German authorities. Officers from the Counter Terrorism Command continue to liaise with German counterparts as the investigation continues,” the Metropolitan Police stated in an announcement.