South Korean navy officer arrested on charges of spying for China

6:35:00 PM
SEOUL, -- A South Korean navy officer has been arrested for allegedly leaking military secrets to China, a defence ministry spokesman said on Saturday.

A lieutenant commander assigned to the Defense Security Command faces charges that he handed over classified information to a suspected Chinese agent while studying in China from 2009 to 2012.

He allegedly passed military materials to a university student in return for money.

South Korean authorities suspect the Chinese student was a spy.

In June, two officials from the Defense Security Command were sentenced to six years and four years in prison respectively for passing classified information to arms dealers.

The incidents have dealt a blow to the Defense Security Command, whose tasks include the prevention of espionage and the establishment of discipline within the military.

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