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Russia Says FBI Arrested Russian Citizen on Pacific Island

  • Dmitry Makarenko picked up Dec. 29 in Northern Mariana Islands
  • Russia this week detained former U.S. Marine on spying charges
The view from Mount Tapochau on Saipan Island.

The view from Mount Tapochau on Saipan Island.

Photographer: Yuri Smityuk/TASS via Getty Images

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Russia’s Foreign Ministry said the FBI arrested a Russian citizen in the Northern Mariana Islands, a Pacific territory overseen by the U.S.

The ministry said Dmitry Makarenko was taken to Florida, although there’s nothing in U.S. court records to show he has arrived there. Makarenko was indicted on 2017 charges related to money laundering and the export of defense items, according to U.S. court documents.