Navy says Fort Bragg sailor sold secret documents

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Navy investigators say a sailor stationed at Fort Bragg is in custody after officials say he sold top secret documents to an FBI agent posing as a foreign intelligence officer.

Naval Criminal Investigative Service spokesman Ed Buice told The Fayetteville Observer that 22-year-old Navy Reserve Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Minkyu Martin, of Mexico, N.Y., is being held in Norfolk, Va. Martin was taken into custody Wednesday but has not been charged.

A search warrant unsealed in federal court Friday showed that Martin sold documents on several occasions staged by investigators at two Spring Lake hotels and told the undercover agent he could be a very valuable source of information over the course of his planned 20-year Navy career.

Martin enlisted in the Navy in 2006 and received top secret clearance the following year.

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