The state has lost tens of millions of crowns through the sale of iron ore by customs offices, ANO MP Ľubomír Lintner told parliament.
He said that investigations have already discovered 8,500 metric tons of iron was sold by the customs office in Čierná na Tisou. "In 2001 it was sold for Sk30 (0.73 euro) per ton. The firms that bought the ore sold it on for $12 (11.2 euro)."
The investigation showed that the 124,000 metric tons had been sold since 1997.
Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
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7. Apr 2003 at 10:09