Slovene Army Member Involved in Slovene-Croatian Border Incident

Ljubljana, 10 January - SLOVENE/ARMY/INCIDENT
The Ministry of Defence today sent out an official explanation in concern to an incident in which a Slovene Army member was involved. On Saturday, 8 January 2000, a Croatian police patrol stopped an unmarked vehicle at around 4 PM near the town of Zaluzje, which was attempting to cross the border outside the official border crossing zone. The vehicle is owned by a Ministry of Defence employee, who is employed in the Slovene Army; it was reported that he was also driving the vehicle at the time. At the time of the incident, the Slovene Army member was off duty, and he had two other passengers in the car, all three were handed over to the Slovene border police, explained the Ministry of Defence.

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