Interior Minister Ivan Šimko has revealed that South African police were acting on information supplied by Bratislava in detaining ex-Slovak secret service head Ivan Lexa in the Umhlanga Rock resort July 14.
Šimko said his ministry had had information on Lexa’s whereabouts for some time, and had asked the South African special anti-organised crime police to act quickly to arrest Lexa after it was discovered he intended to leave South Africa.
Lexa, who is wanted by Interpol for fraud, corruption, abuse of power, theft, sabotage, aiding and abetting criminals, kidnapping and armed robbery, is due back in Slovakia at 13:30 this afternoon CET. His lawyers have been trying to prevent his extradition, and claim he is being kidnapped.
Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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18. Jul 2002 at 16:48