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The Transportation Ministry security chief was suspended from his position on Monday after returning from a "business trip" abroad two weeks ago that the Transportation Ministry said was coordinated without its knowledge, Haaretz has learned.

Transport Security chief Danny Shne'er will remain suspended pending an investigation of the incident, Transportation Ministry Director-General Gideon Siterman said.

Shne'er is responsible for overseeing security in all air, sea and land transport. He commands a budget of NIS 1.2 billion per year, and a staff of thousands. It works in coordination with the Shin Bet, the Mossad, and the anti-terror unit.

Shne'er has served as head of Transport Security for 15 years. He refused to comment on the matter.