Thursday, April 05, 2012

Spy Poeteray

One of the hottest stories in the Netherlands is about the spy Raymond Poeteray. He was arrested on 24th of March on suspicion of spying for Russia. He was apparently part of a spying ring of an Austrian couple who were arrested last year. Poeteray is also suspected of money laundering, taking bribes and possession of illegal weapons.

He was vice-consul of the Netherlands in Hong Kong until 2008. This photo was taken in 2007 during the so called Holland Village Fair in Central Hong Kong. On the left of Poeteray the Consul Jan Revis and on the right the HK Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak Sing. The Poeterays left the territory under a cloud after they returned their eight year old adopted daughter from Korea in the care of Hong Kong's Social Welfare Department claiming they could no longer care for her because of the girl's emotional remoteness.

© Kees Metselaar 2007

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