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 defence security command faces charges that he handed over classified information to a suspected Chinese agent while he was 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.
Last month, two officials of the defence security command were sentenced to six years and four years in prison respectively for passing classified information to arms dealers.
SUBRAMANYA KAMSANAHALLI (TUMKUR)
it happens everywhere
Veevaeck Swami ()
hang him if found guilty...I bet N korea would have hanged him by now
Godfather Senior (Mumbai)
Espionage, oh, enemy within is more dangerous one than the one in opposition. Every counter intelligence faces such happening all around the globe. The lure for money and materialism makes them to sell even their mothers and sisters, Shame!
Clara Miranda (jkt) replies to Godfather Senior
True.All the reverence has now turned to hate.
Godfather Senior replies to Clara Miranda
They are not taught well from their childhood days about the ethics. that is another reason for such treason ! Let us revere only the revered ones !
Rakesh Takru (fbd)
Love for the motherland is paramount which needs to be kept in mind on the basis of which we likely to secure the safety and security of our people .. Rakesh, Fbd
Subhendu Panigrahi (Unknown)
Also happened with India hen an Indian diplomat supplied sensitive material to Pakistani agents for sexual pleasure.