Authorities in Slovenia have arrested two foreign nationals on charges of spying for Russia, local media reported late Sunday.
The two suspects are citizens of an unnamed South American country, who elected false identities in the real estate and antiques trade, according to a local newspaper. Delo. They were arrested on December 5, 2022, in a rented office in the Beigrad district of Ljubljana, according to the report.
The Ljubljana Public Prosecutor’s Office told Slovenia News Portal: “The Ljubljana Public Prosecutor’s Office received a notification from the Slovenian Intelligence and Security Agency, on the basis of which pre-trial proceedings were initiated.” flood. The attorney general’s office said legal proceedings were ongoing and would not officially confirm the allegations.
The operation to capture suspected spies, which was reportedly carried out by the Slovenian Intelligence and Security Agency, in cooperation with the security services of other countries, carried out the spy cell. It said Also carry out operations outside Slovenia.
Security services across Europe allegedly carried out a crackdown Russian spies It operates on the continent in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Germany Twice arrested in connection with espionage within their own foreign intelligence agency.