Slovenian authorities detain two alleged Russian spies

LJUBLIANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian authorities have detained two alleged Russian spies who used a real estate and antiques agency as a front for their activities, media reported on Monday.

The respected Slovenian newspaper Delo and the news portal Siol, citing the prosecutor’s office, confirmed the arrests.

According to media reports, two “foreign nationals” were arrested in December and remain in detention while prosecutors continue to investigate allegations of espionage.

The two are suspected of “spying for foreign intelligence and confirming the false content of official documents,” the reports said.

If the guilt of the suspects is proven, they face up to eight years in prison in total.

The Delo report said the suspects used a rented office in the capital Ljubljana as their base of operations.

The suspects were also reportedly active abroad, with one of the two holding Argentine nationality.


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