MADRID (Nov. 8)
An Israeli firm competing for multi-million-dollar security contracts in Spain has been accused by the news media here of association with Israel’s secret intelligence organization, Mossad.
The company, International Consultants on Targeted Security, is one of several local and international firms bidding for security work at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and Expo ’92, an international exposition to be held in Seville.
The daily El Pais published several articles in recent weeks purporting to expose ICTS links with covert activities.
The newspaper said, for example, that the company’s representatives used visitors’ cards with hotel addresses rather than real offices.
ICTS Vice President Moshe Lan defended ICTS involvement in the Spanish market, and denied it had any contacts with Mossad or the Israeli government.
He admitted that he and his people once worked as security officers in embassies, but observed that “any Israeli with such skills had a similar history.”
El Pais reported that ICTS works for U.S. airlines TWA and Pan American.