Swiss intelligence agency making no comment on spy case in Germany

Reuters News
Posted: May 02, 2017 6:00 AM

BERN (Reuters) - Switzerland's Federal Intelligence Service was tight-lipped on Tuesday following allegations a Swiss arrested in Germany was working for the agency to expose investigators probing secret bank accounts.

German state prosecutors on Friday said they had arrested a 54-year-old Swiss on suspicion of working for a foreign power.

"We do not want to comment on an ongoing investigation," Swiss Defence Minister Guy Parmelin said at a press conference in Bern to discuss the agency's 2017 situation report.

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(Reporting by John Revill)