CUSTODY PROPOSED AGAINST THREE SUSPECTS FOR ILLICIT TRAFFICKING IN NARCOTIC DRUGS12.10.2012. 15:39
Prosecutor of the Department III of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH has put forward a motion with the Court of BiH seeking custody against the following persons:
1. Milan Milatić, born on 01 September 1991 in Peć, Republic of Serbia, residing in Podgorica, citizen of the Republic of Serbia,
2. Miloš Pavićević, born on 31 August 1991 in Podgorica, Republic of Montenegro, where he also resides, citizen of Montenegro and
3. Ivona Vučić, born on 13 May 1991 in Podgorica where she also resides, citizen of Montenegro.
These suspects were deprived of liberty on 09 October 2012, around 10 PM, by the authorized officers of the Border Police of BiH, whereupon they were handed over to the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH within the statutory time.
The Prosecutor’s Office of BiH is charging Milan Milatić, Miloš Pavićević and Ivona Vučić with attempting to smuggle across the BiH state border more than 11 kilograms of marijuana for the purpose of its further international sale, from which they were prevented by the authorized officials of the BiH Border Police.
Having questioned the suspects, the Prosecutor in charge of this case put forward a motion with the Court of BiH seeking custody for reasons as described in Article 132 (a) of the BiH CPC.
The measure of custody was proposed due to the possibility of flight of these suspects either to the Republic of Montenegro or to the Republic of Serbia, and these countries do not extradite their own citizens for crimes these suspects are charged with; therefore, in case of flight, they would become unavailable to the law enforcement agencies.
The proposal for custody has been forwarded to the Court of BiH.
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