State Security Service has detained two persons on suspicion of working together with Russian military intelligence

  • 2022-01-11
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Last year, the State Security Service in cooperation with the Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIDD) detained two persons on suspicion of long-term cooperation with Russian military intelligence, providing it with classified information about the national defense sector, the State Security Service informed LETA.

The arrests of these persons took place last year in the framework of two criminal processes

According to the information obtained by the State Security Service, the persons met with representatives of Russian military intelligence in Russian territory. Both have the status of suspects and have been taken into custody as a security measure.

Last year, on December 30, the State Security Service handed over the materials of one criminal case to the prosecutor's office, urging to initiate criminal prosecution against the suspect.

Information obtained during the investigation shows that the person used the range of contacts established in his professional activities to obtain, compile, analyze and pass on to Russian military intelligence information on the combat capabilities, procedures, plans and training of the National Armed Forces, defense procurement, and the activities of the NATO battle group in Latvia.

As a result of the procedural actions taken by the State Security Service, it has obtained a significant amount of evidence, including documents and data carriers, which, in the assessment of the State Security Service, prove the guilt of the suspect in these crimes.

In the second criminal case, the person involved is also suspected of long-term cooperation with the Russian military intelligence service, providing information relevant to Russia's military interests.

The State Security Service is not releasing any more information at the moment in the interests of the investigation.

As reported, in a separate criminal process, the State Security Service detained MP Janis Adamsons on suspicion of spying in favor of Russia.