‘Spy’ wanted in US arrested in Athens


A 52-year-old Chinese national faced an Athens prosecutor on Friday following his arrest on Thursday at a central Athens hotel by Greek police who said he is wanted in the USA for allegedly trading in military-grade satellite modems aimed at collecting, decodifying and disseminating intelligence.

According to police sources, the 52-year-old had been working for a Chinese shipping firm.

He arrived in Athens from China on February 7 and was arrested in central Athens two days later, the sources said.