In the United States, a former CIA officer has been arrested on charges of unlawful retention of classified information.
Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a naturalised US citizen, was held after arriving at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday. He worked for the CIA between 1994 and 2007, when he left for Hong Kong.
When he returned to America in 2012, FBI agents searched his hotel rooms in Hawaii and Virginia and found finding two small books with secret records.
The Justice Department said in a statement that the books contained handwritten notes on details such as true names and phone numbers of assets and covert CIA employees.
The statement also said Lee, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison if convicted