CUSTODY MOTION FOR SUSPECTS OF ORGANISED CRIME AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING IN NARCOTIC DRUGS27.07.2021. 10:49
The Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina sent a motion to the Court of BiH to order the following suspects into custody:
1. JD, born in 1982 in Loznica, residing in Zvornik
2. DM, born in 1989 in Velika Kladuša
3. PA, born in 1987 in Kranj, Slovenia, residing in Velika Kladuša
4. SA, born in 1998 in Velika Kladuša
The mentioned suspects were deprived of their freedom in an operation carried out by the BiH Border Police with the support of SIPA and the Una-Sana Canton Ministry of Interior, and the custody measure was proposed for the reasons described in Article 132 (1) (a), (b) and (c) of the Criminal Procedure Code of BiH, i.e. due to the risk of flight (in respect of the first suspect), and the risk that by remaining at large they could obstruct the investigation, conceal evidence, and influence witnesses or accomplices, as well as repeat the crime or complete the initiated one.
During the investigation which the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH conducted together with partner police and security agencies in the area of Velika Kladuša against the persons suspected of the criminal offences of Organised crime (Article 250 of the Criminal Code of BiH) and Illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs (Article 195 of the CC BiH), a plantation with an irrigation system was discovered and in it 6000 seedlings of the narcotic drug marijuana (Cannabis) which, according to the collected evidence, the suspects hid and secured with the use of firearms and which they intended for smuggling to the illegal drug market in EU countries, as well as in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In the investigation, cooperation was achieved with the Border Police, the State Investigation and Protection Agency-SIPA, the Una-Sana Canton Ministry of Interior, as well as with partner institutions of the Republic of Croatia.
A motion to order custody has been sent to the Court of BiH and the investigation is continuing intensively.
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