Israeli soldier suspected of spying

June 30, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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HAIFA, Israel, June 30 (UPI) -- An Israeli soldier accused of spying for Hezbollah appeared before a military court in Haifa Wednesday, authorities say.

The soldier, a resident of northern Israel, is suspected of taking part in a gang that smuggled drugs from Lebanon and transferred information on Israeli security to a Hezbollah-linked figure, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports.

Military police arrested the suspect several weeks ago following a joint investigation with Galilee police.

A senior military police official said the suspect was aware of the fact that the information he was passing along would be used by Hezbollah to harm Israeli security.

Five additional suspects have been arrested in the case.

The soldier and the others will remain in custody.

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