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Briton, Greek soldier arrested for spying

Greek police officers arrest British national, Greek soldier

  | 22.01.2019
Briton, Greek soldier arrested for spying

By Mehmet Hatipoglu

KOMOTINI, Greece

A British national and a Greek army sergeant were arrested Sunday on charges of espionage in a military area in Greece on the border with Turkey, local media reported on Tuesday.

They were taking photos when they were arrested in a restricted military area near the town of Bosna.

The 29-year-old Greek army sergeant who serves in a migrant camp in the Evros area and the 25-year-old British national who works for a charity were sent to the prosecution office of Orestiada, the northernmost city of Greece.

The prosecution launched a criminal proceeding against the two men on charges of violation of state secrets and espionage.

According to local media, an investigation was launched by the Greek secret service.

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