AFTER TWO MONTHS, A SUSPECT FROM THE PANDORA ACTION SURRENDERED HIMSELF TO THE BIH JUDICIARY. THE PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE OF BIH SENDS A MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC AND CITIZENS THAT STRENGTHENING OF REGIONAL COOPERATION BETWEEN PROSECUTOR’S OFFICES WILL RENDER THE29.07.2014. 15:05
Radovan Đurić (1970), a person suspected of organized crime, abuse of office or official authority and corruptive criminal offenses within the Pandora action, surrendered himself today to the judiciary of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The accused Radovan Đurić, born on 07 March 1970 in Živinice, has been employed as the Chief of the Customs Branch-Office in Gradiška, and an Arrest Warrant was issued against him approximately two months ago, upon the request of a Prosecutor of the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina, because he hadn’t been found and deprived of liberty during a large joint Pandora action in the course of which several tens of persons from all parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina had been deprived of liberty.
The suspect surrendered himself to Prosecutor Dubravko Čampara, the Prosecutor in charge of this case, after being on the run for two months; subsequently, he will be questioned in the capacity of a suspect and a measure of custody will be activated against him, as that measure was ordered against him with the issuance of the respective Arrest Warrant.
As part of the Pandora action, the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina is conducting an investigation against several tens of persons suspected of organized crime, abuse of office or official authority and a series of corruptive criminal offenses in relation to the irregularities surrounding the import of large quantities of goods, mostly textile, to Bosnia and Herzegovina, whereby great damage was caused to the budget of Bosnia and Herzegovina in multimillion amounts, whereas the perpetrators of these criminal offenses thereby acquired illegal material gain in multimillion amounts.
The Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina resumes its fight against organized crime and corruption and no person will be untouchable. With the strengthening of regional cooperation, the suspects of grave criminal offenses will no longer be able to hide in the countries in the region.
The fight against organized crime and corruptive criminal offenses is one of the priorities in establishing the rule of law on the path of Bosnia and Herzegovina towards Europe.
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