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New secret service counter-intelligence boss was arms trader

THE NEW head of domestic intelligence for the Slovak secret service is Ľubomír Gažák, the former head of the Slovak Defence Industry Association and a former member of the board of arms traders DMD Holding, PPS Detva and ZŤS.

The nomination has not been confirmed by the SIS itself, which does not comment on personnel matters, but was obtained from two independent sources, the Sme daily wrote.

The selection is troubling, Sme wrote, because as an SIS officer Gažák will be responsible for controlling a trade he used to promote.

The SIS plays a key role in monitoring Slovakia’s legal and illegal trade in weapons to prevent weapons to be sent to destinations and buyers that could embarrass the country internationally.

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