Suspected Lithuanian spy arrested for three months

Irmantas Mikelionis, chief prosecutor of the Lithuanian Prosecutor General‘s Office’s Organized Crimes and Corruption Investigation Department, told BNS on Wednesday the court satisfied prosecutors’ request and sanctioned the suspects’ arrest for the maximum period.

Mikelionis refused, however, to reveal the citizenship of the second suspect.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Prosecutor General’s Office said that an Air Force officer is suspected of having spied for a foreign country and provided it with classified information. The person whom the detained officer supplied the information is also in custody.

Lieutenant Colonel Vidmantas Raklevičius, commander of the Air Base of the Lithuanian Air Force, confirmed that the suspect has served at the base for 10 years. He did not disclose the foreign country he spied for, however.

This is a third case over the past two months when the Lithuanian law enforcement have reported about spying cases. An army paramedic and a former employee of the state-run company Oro Navigacija (Air Navigation) has recently been charged with spying for Belarus.

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