New Charges Against Canada Intelligence Official Accused Of Spying
Ottawa, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 29th Jan, 2020 ) :Canadian officials on Tuesday announced three new charges against a senior police intelligence officer accused of stealing highly classified materials concerning Canada's allies abroad.
Cameron Ortis was the director general of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's national intelligence coordination until his arrest in mid-September for spying.
On Tuesday, the RCMP announced that it had charged Ortis with "three additional counts of unauthorized communication of special operational information." It added, however, that "as the criminal investigation is ongoing and because the matter is currently in court, the RCMP will not be making any further public statement on the matter.
Some of the details surrounding the case are covered by a court-ordered publication ban and so cannot be divulged.
Ortis was briefly released on bail in October but has been detained ever sense.
"I would definitely imagine that there is concern amongst our Five Eyes community, as well as within Canada," RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki said after his arrest.