Intelligence scandal shakes Macedonia

Macedonian police are running an operation to detect and arrest persons suspected of providing information to foreign intelligence agencies

Intelligence scandal shakes Macedonia

World Bulletin/News Desk

Macedonian police arrested 17 people, including several state intelligence agents, during an investigation into their alleged involvement in "spying, extortion, scams and formation of a criminal organization while working for foreign intelligence services.“ Police are looking for three more wanted persons.

Spokesperson for the Macedonian Ministry of Interior Ivo Kotevski told the media that the arrested persons included two employers from the Security and Intelligence Agency of Macedonia, two from the Ministry of Defense, four former employees of the Ministry of Interior, one of the National Assembly, a former director of the State Archive and an employee of the Financial Intelligence Service.

Kotevski announced that all the suspects were arrested under suspicion of giving information to foreign intelligence agencies, as well as of organizing and blackmailing a number of people under the threat that information about their personal lives would be made public.

Last Mod: 17 Eylül 2013, 13:33
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