INDICTMENT ISSUED AGAINST TWO PERSONS FOR ILLICIT TRAFFICKING OF ARMS AND MILITARY EQUIPMENT17.01.2012. 15:18
The indictment was issued against the following persons:
- Velimir Mihajlović AKA "Veljo", born on February 15, 1965 in the municipality of Drvar, residing in Banja Luka, BiH citizen, and
- Hasan Tahić AKA "Tahan", born on May 13, 1972 in the municipality of Bužim where he resides, a citizen of BiH.
The accused Mihajlović Velimir and Tahić Hasan are charged to have during a yet undetermined period of time up to July 29, 2008 organized a group of people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which included Gmajner Rafael from the Republic of Slovenia and Krajinović Radomir from the Republic of France, for the purpose of collecting weapons, mines and other military equipment intended for export abroad, which is in violation of the current legal provisions on import and export of weapons and military equipment, transport of explosive materials and flammable liquids and gases.
The accused have arranged for Gmajner Rafael to take over the weapons and explosives devices in Bosnia and Herzegovina and to transfer them to the Republic of Slovenia. As alleged in the indictment, Gmajner Rafael has on June 23, 2008 in Banja Luka sold 10 rocket launchers "Zolja" (wasp), previously obtained from the prime accused, for the sum of 4.500 Euros to the covert investigator who introduced himself as a buyer from the Republic of Slovenia. Apart from that while acting on behalf of an organized group, Gmajner Rafael has on July 29, 2008 in Bosanski Novi / Novi Grad sold 11.5 kg of plastic explosives "Pentrite", previously taken from the second accused, for the sum of 5,800 Euros to a covert investigator who introduced himself as a buyer from the Republic of Slovenia.
As further alleged in the indictment, the accused Mihajlović Velimir has during a yet undetermined period of time up to September 15, 2008 kept a large quantity of weapons, including 15 optical gunsights, 8 mounting systems for an optical gunsight, three silencers, 47 of 7.9 mm caliber bullets, 72 bullets of 7.62 mm, gas cylinder tube and wooden casing of the AK 47 assault rifle, muzzle break of anti aircraft machine gun firing 12.7 mm, flash suppressor of the antiaircraft machine gun, several automatic rifles and several magazines for automatic rifle, machine pistol "Scorpio" and three magazines for automatic pistol "Scorpio".
The accused Mihajlović Velimir and Tahić Hasan are charged with having organized a group in order to export weapons and military equipment, without a license required by laws of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Mihajlović Velimir is also charged with illegal possession of a large quantity combat arms/weapons, whose purchase, sale, carrying or holding is not permitted, hence both Mihajlović Velimir and Tahić Hasan are charged to have committed the criminal offense of Illicit Trafficking in Arms, Military Equipment and Dual Use Products under Article 193, Paragraph 3 in conjunction with Paragraph 1, in application of Article 29 of the CC BiH, while the accused Mihajlović Velimir is additionally charged with the criminal offense of Illegal Manufacturing and Trade of Weapons or Explosive Substances under Article 399, Paragraph 2, in conjunction with Paragraph 1 of the CC RS in application of Article 53 of the CC BiH.
The indictment was forwarded to the Court of BiH for confirmation.
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