CUSTODY PROPOSED FOR FOUR PERSONS SUSPECTED OF INTERNATIONAL SMUGGLING OF ILLEGAL MIGRANTS29.05.2020. 15:30
Having questioned the suspects, the Prosecutor of the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina in charge of this case filed a motion to the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina seeking custody for the suspects Salih Alibašić (1971), Hasan Grahović (1993), Hasib Mehić (1969) and Muhamed Šabić (1962) from Velika Kladuša, all citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
These suspects were deprived of liberty during the operation codenamed “Trieste” that was carried out in coordination with the Office for the Suppression of Corruption and Organised Crime (hereinafter: USKOK) of the State Attorney’s Office of the Republic of Croatia, which was a regional operation aimed at detecting and prosecuting an organized smuggling chain for the smuggling of migrants.
The suspects are charged with having committed the criminal offence of Organizing a Group or Association for the Purpose of Perpetrating the Criminal Offence of Smuggling of Migrants, under Article 189a of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The motion for custody has been forwarded to the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Dear Media Representatives, when transmitting news please bear in mind that persons referred to in the news and information of the BiH Prosecutor's Office, have the status of a suspect or an accused person. Let us remind you of the principle of presumption of innocence, which defines that no person shall be considered guilty until his/her guilt has been established by a final verdict.