In an affair dubbed by Croatian media as “Croatian Watergate”, Croatian police have been accused of abusing the system by tapping phones and spying on at least one top ranking Security Intelligence Agency official, and several key people from Croatia’s largest privately owned company Agrokor, writes newspaper Vecernji list.
Minister of Internal Affairs Ranko Ostojic reacted today and denied all accusations of illegal spying from his police force. “The police are working legally and I had nothing to do with the operating arrangements. There are only 24 officers in the police, together with the chief of crime, who have the right of access to private telephone conversations of citizens,” said Ostojic.
Croatian media reported that some of Agrokor’s top executives, including members of the Todoric family who are the companies major owners, had phone conversations tapped by police.