Wednesday 11th August 2021
Agent activity for Russia?
British Embassy staff arrested
A British national is suspected of having passed on information to Russia in the course of his embassy work. He is said to have received money for it. The man was caught in Potsdam.
The federal prosecutor’s office arrested an employee of the British embassy in Berlin because he was alleged to have provided a Russian secret service with documents for money. An investigative judge at the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe is now supposed to decide whether the Briton will come into custody.
According to the authorities, David S. is under urgent suspicion of being a secret service agent. He is said to have worked for the secret service since November 2020 at the latest. At least once he submitted this material, which he came across in the course of his work. How much cash he got for it is still unclear.
On Tuesday, officials from the Federal Criminal Police Office arrested the suspect in Potsdam, it was said. In addition, the man’s home and workplace were searched. This was preceded by joint investigations by German and British authorities.