Military intelligence service in labour dispute

27th January 2009, Comments 0 comments

Two Dutch intelligence officers removed from duty in the Middle East under allegations of corruption.

AMSTERDAM—The populist national newspaper De Telegraaf reports that the military intelligence service MIVD is involved in a serious dispute with two of its workers. The paper writes that the two intelligence officers were engaged in a secret operation in the Middle East when they were taken off the case on suspicion of corruption and having criminal contacts.

Last year, a secret independent inquiry was conducted under the leadership of the North Holland Royal Commissioner Harry Borghouts. According to De Telegraaf, his report was highly critical of the strained relations within the MIVD. As a result the MIVD's internal investigation into the affair was conducted improperly.

The defence ministry has confirmed there has been a labour dispute in the MIVD, but said it was a highly sensitive case and refused to comment further.

Radio Netherlands/Expatica

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