CUSTODY MOTION FILED FOR FIVE SUSPECTS06.03.2012. 14:57
Prosecutor of the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption within the Prosecutor's Office filed a motion asking the Court of BiH to remand the suspects: HM, FŠ, EĐ, BJ and AK into custody.
These suspects were deprived of liberty by authorized officers of the State Investigation and Protection Agency - SIPA, and handed over to the Prosecutor's Office of BiH within the legal deadline.
The Prosecutor's Office of BiH suspects HM to have during December 2011, with the aim of acquiring unlawful financial gain, organized a group of people, and suspects other persons i.e. FŠ, EĐ, BJ and AK to have become members of an organized group in order to perform Illicit international sale, transfer, possession and transportation of narcotic drugs "Heroin" and "Skunk" from the Republic of Montenegro to Bosnia and Herzegovina and European Union countries.
Following the questioning of the suspects the Assigned Prosecutor filed a motion with the Court of BiH requesting the remand in custody pursuant to grounds stipulated in Article 132, Subparagraphs a) and b) of the CPC BiH. Custody has been requested due to risk of flight, given that the suspects HM and AK are foreign nationals and do not possess the citizenship of Bosnia and Herzegovina nor do they have reported residence in BiH, and that the suspects FŠ and BJ are also citizens of the Republic of Croatia, hence if they were to leave the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina they might render themselves inaccessible to BiH judiciary.
Custody was also requested due to the risk that the suspects could interfere with the investigation, suppress evidence and seek to influence the witnesses or accomplices.
Custody motion was filed with the Court of BiH.
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