Swedish authorities say they’ve arrested two extra individuals on suspicion of spying after early morning raids in Stockholm.
The suspects have been detained in absentia after home searches by Sweden’s safety company (SÄPO), police, and the Swedish Armed Forces.
Swedish media have reported that the suspects are a pair of their 60s and that two Black Hawk helicopters have been used within the police operation.
“One of many detainees is suspected of aggravated illegal intelligence actions towards Sweden and towards a overseas energy,” SÄPO stated in a assertion.
“The opposite individual is suspected of aiding and abetting,” it added.”A preliminary investigation has been ongoing for a while.”
A 3rd particular person has been taken in for questioning in reference to the case. No additional particulars got.
The raids come after Swedish authorities charged two Iranian-born brothers with alleged spying for Russia’s army intelligence service (GRU) for round 10 years. One of many suspects had labored for Sweden’s home intelligence company. Each have denied any wrongdoing.
Swedish prosecutors stated there was no hyperlink between the 2 instances.