French police have arrested a former Luxembourg spy chief, who was suing EUobserver for criminal libel, in an unrelated US fraud case.

Police in the French region of Audun-le-Tiche, on the Franco-Luxembourgish border, detained Frank Schneider on 29 April on an international arrest warrant issued by a court in New York, according to French local newspaper Le Républican Lorrain.

  • A French SWAT team intercepted Frank Schneider as he was returning to Luxembourg from France (Photo: chd.lu)

His arrest involved special police from France’s Brigade de recherche et d’intervention, a SWAT team, the Paris-based website Intelligence Online added.

Schneider is former chief of operations in Luxembourg’s intelligence agency, the Service de Renseignement de l’État Luxembourgeois (SREL).

He is currently being held in the French town of Nancy pending a US extradition request.

His arrest came in connection…

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