Intelligence: July 19, 2002


South African authorities arrested former head of Slovakia's secret police Ivan Lexa on 14 July. Slovakia's Justice Ministry said Lexa, who had spent two years in hiding, was carrying a fake passport when he was detained on an international arrest warrant. The warrant accuses Lexa of abuse of power, kidnapping the former Slovak president's son and other crimes committed while head of the secret service (like misusing money and making unspecified weapons deals). - Adam Geibel




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