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13-8-2020, 00:23 UTC
[12.01.2015 15:52 UTC] Chris Johnstone
Italian suspect of poison letter to Czech finance minister detained

An Italian man suspected of sending poison to Czech minister of finance Andrej Babiš has been arrested by police in the western Slovenian border city of Nova Gorica. According to Slovenian sources, the 22-year-old was detained on December 22 and remains in custody on suspicion of terrorism. A letter containing poison was delivered to Babiš in November from Slovenia. Another poison letter was sent to the interior minister, but this was apparently sent from Sweden. Czech police said they are cooperating with Slovenian colleagues.