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Poland arrests Chinese businessman, Pole on spying charges

WARSAW, Poland — An official says Poland’s Internal Security Agency has arrested a Chinese businessman and a Pole on suspicion of espionage.

Maciej Wasik, deputy head of Poland’s special services, said 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.”

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.

The Associated Press

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