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Huawei official held in Poland over alleged spying

2019-01-11 HKT 17:41
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  • Polish state TV says the arrested Chinese man is a director at Huawei in Poland. File photo: AP
    Polish state TV says the arrested Chinese man is a director at Huawei in Poland. File photo: AP
Poland's Internal Security Agency has arrested a Chinese businessman and a Pole on suspicion of espionage, officials said in Warsaw.

Polish state TV reported that the Chinese man is a director at Huawei in Poland and that the Pole has worked at the Internal Security Agency, the agency that investigates spying and terrorism.

If convicted, they could face up to 10 years in prison.

Maciej Wasik, deputy head of Poland's special services, said on Friday that the operation that resulted in the arrest of the two suspects had been underway for a long time and was planned with care.

Wasik said that the Chinese suspect was a businessman working for a major electronics corporation and that the Pole was "known in circles associated with cyber-business affairs".

He said "both carried out espionage activities against Poland". (AP)