S Korea navy official arrested for ‘spying for China’

South Korea arrests navy official suspected of spying while studying in China

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

A South Korean lieutenant commander of the Defense Security Demand has been arrested with the charge of leaking military secrets while studying in China from 2009 to 2012, according to a defense ministry spokesman’s statement on Saturday.

The commander who was arrested, faces charges of handing over confidential information  in return for money, to another student who is suspected of being a Chinese spy.

According to South Korean authorities, he had given the information in return for money.

Similarly last month, two officials were also arrested for leaking information to weapon dealers, and were sentenced to six years and four years imprisonment.

The convicted officials were similarly working for the Defense Security Command.

The Defense Security Command works for the prevention of espionage, and aims for discipline within the military.

TRTWorld and agencies