Serbia arrests alleged spy for Croatia

The Belgrade-based Chief Prosecutor's Office stated on Friday evening that the Serbia's security and intelligence agency (BIA) had arrested a man, who holds both Serbian and Croatian citizenship, on suspicion of espionage, and local media reported that the arrested man of the Serb descent used to be an army officer.

According to a statement from the Chief Prosecutor's Office, the arrestee used to live in Croatia until 1990 and currently resides in Serbia.

He was placed in 48-hour long custody.

According to media allegations, the man fled Croatia to Serbia after the 1995 Operation Storm when Croatia liberated its areas held by rebel Serbs. The man is presumed to be a former officer of the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) and member of the Serb rebel forces in the Dalmatian hinterland.

Serbian media reports claim that he accepted an offer from Croatia to spy for that country in exchange of being exonerated from the accusation of war crimes.

The arrest of the alleged spy was the breaking news in Serbia's electronic media on Friday evening.

Last update: Sat, 03/09/2016 - 09:18

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