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Reports: Two MPs and Minister Apprehended in Corruption Sting

Ljubljana, 9 March - Two MPs of the National Party (SNS) and Agriculture Minister Milan Pogacnik were apprehended and questioned by police Tuesday on suspicion of corruption, media report. No names were officially confirmed, but a police official said several people were taken into custody, one of them caught red-handed extorting EUR 320,000.

Ljubljana
SNS leader Zmago Jelincic says he and Agriculture Minister Milan Pogacnik were charged with bribery, but says they were accidentally pulled into a broader white collar crime investigation they had nothing to do with.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana.
Kriminalistična preiskava gospodarske kriminalitete na sedežu stranke SNS.
Odvetnik predsednika SNS Zmaga Jelinčiča Aleksander Čeferin.
Foto: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Head of criminal police Aleksander Jevsek presents details of a corruption sting that led to the arrest of five people, including, according to media reports, the agriculture minister and two MPs.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
SNS leader Zmago Jelincic says he and Agriculture Minister Milan Pogacnik were charged with bribery, but says they were accidentally pulled into a broader white collar crime investigation they had nothing to do with.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana, GPU.
Izjava za medije Generalne policijske uprave, na kateri so spregovorili o aktivnostih na področju preiskovanja gospodarske kriminalitete, korupcije in drugih težjih oblik kriminalitete, ki jih izvajajo na širšem območju države.
Direktor Uprave kriminalistične policije Aleksander Jevšek.
Foto: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Head of criminal police Aleksander Jevsek presents details of a corruption sting that led to the arrest of five people, including, according to media reports, the agriculture minister and two MPs.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Head of criminal police Aleksander Jevsek presents details of a corruption sting that led to the arrest of five people, including, according to media reports, the agriculture minister and two MPs.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Head of criminal police Aleksander Jevsek presents details of a corruption sting that led to the arrest of five people, including, according to media reports, the agriculture minister and two MPs.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Corruption sting that led to the arrest of five people, including, according to media reports, the agriculture minister and two MPs.
Police at the headquarters of the National Party (SNS).
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Corruption sting that led to the arrest of five people, including, according to media reports, the agriculture minister and two MPs.
Police at the headquarters of the National Party (SNS).
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Corruption sting that led to the arrest of five people, including, according to media reports, the agriculture minister and two MPs.
SNS head Zmago Jelincic's lawyer Aleksander Ceferin at the headquarters of the National Party (SNS).
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Corruption sting that led to the arrest of five people, including, according to media reports, the agriculture minister and two MPs.
Police at the headquarters of the National Party (SNS).
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Corruption sting that led to the arrest of five people, including, according to media reports, the agriculture minister and two MPs.
Police at the headquarters of the National Party (SNS).
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Corruption sting that led to the arrest of five people, including, according to media reports, the agriculture minister and two MPs.
Police at the headquarters of the National Party (SNS).
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
A police car is parked in front of parliament as officers investigate the National party (SNS) as part of a corruption sting.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
SNS leader Zmago Jelincic is reportedly under invetigation for corruption.
Photo: Tina Kosec/STA
File photo

Brussels, Belgium
Reports suggest Agriculture Minister Milan Pogacnik is investigated by police on corruption charges.
Photo: Thierry Monasse/STA

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