ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, June 3 (UPI) -- An Asian man identified only as "M.A.B." has been detained by the United Arab Emirates State Security on suspicion of espionage.
He "is accused of attempting to spy for and collaborate with a foreign nation with the intent of harming the UAE's military and political position, exploiting his job in one of the country's ports, and obtaining military information pertaining to national security through illegal means," Gulf News reported.
According to Attorney General Ahmad Rashid al-Danhani, State Security learned that the suspect had been tasked by unspecified foreign countries to acquire security-related information and sensitive military installation data.
The case was referred to the Public Prosecution and the suspect will remain in custody while the investigation continues.