Moscow, November 27: A senior civil servant of the French Senate was detained over suspicions of spying for North Korea, local media reported on early Tuesday.
According to the TMC broadcaster, Benoit Quennedey, who was working on the real estate of the Senate, is suspected of an attempt to submit top secret information to North Korea.
French security services are currently carrying our searches in Quennedey’s offices, according to the broadcaster. French President Emmanuel Macron is reportedly aware of the ongoing police operation.
The civil servant may face up to 30-year imprisonment over espionage. (UNI- Sputnik)