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Poland arrests Huawei employee over spying allegations

US intelligence agencies allege Huawei Technologies Cos Ltd is linked to China's government US intelligence agencies allege Huawei Technologies Cos Ltd is linked to China's government Credit Patrick T. Fallon Bloomberg
Steven Clarke | 11 January, 2019, 15:40

Some European governments and telecom companies are following the USA lead in questioning whether using Huawei for vital infrastructure for mobile networks could leave them exposed to snooping by the Chinese government.

Polish public TV channel TVP said security services had searched the local offices of Huawei, as well as the offices of telecoms firm Orange Polska OPL.WA ORAN.PA , where it said the Polish national works.

And in December, Huawei's CFO was arrested by Canadian police, amid allegations she broke sanctions on selling equipment to Iran - something the firm again denied.

Huawei said in a brief statement that the company was "aware of the situation" and "looking into it" but had no further comment for now.

Along with the Chinese national, whose name has been reported as Weijinga W., the Polish counterintelligence service, the Internal Security Agency (ABW), arrested Polish national Piotr D., the ABW's own former employee, Polish broadcaster TVP reports.

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Wasik said Friday the operation that resulted in the arrest of the two suspects had been underway for a long time and was planned with care.

"Huawei complies with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries where it operates, and we require every employee to abide by the laws and regulations in the countries where they are based", it added.

The firm's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Canada in December over allegations of breaking of USA sanctions on Iran.

National media reported that two people had been arrested, one of whom is reported to be a sales director at the Chinese hardware supplier. Some experts also see a risk that Chinese intelligence may develop an ability to subvert Huawei's equipment. However, the person is said to be a former high-ranking official at Poland's internal security agency.

The agency did not immediately respond to Reuters' requests for a response to the reports.

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