Estonia arrests alleged Russian spy
TALLINN, February 24 - RAPSI. Harju County Court issued on Thursday an arrest warrant for a Security Police officer on suspicion of espionage on behalf of Russia, reported the court.
Estonian Security police is responsible inter alia for the protection of state secrets.
The court satisfied the prosecutor's request for an up to six-month arrest of Aleksei Dressen, 43. His wife Viktoria is not arrested, but detained and is under investigation.
Dressen was apprehended at the moment when his wife already boarded an airplane bound for Moscow. Viktoria had a media containing secret information. Investigators hold that Drssen used his wife as a courier. Suspicions are that he sold state secrets to FSB during several years.
Under Estonian laws high treason is punishable by six years to life in prison.