After interviewing the suspects, the case Prosecutor of Section III of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH will submit a motion to the Court of BiH to order a thirty-day custody measure for a total of seven suspects.
These persons are under investigation as they are suspected, as members of an organized group, to have been part of a smuggling chain with the aim of smuggling illegal migrants from the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the territory of the Republic of Croatia and further to other EU countries, with the intention of acquiring unlawful material gain.
The operation, codenamed "Trieste", involved persons suspected of organized smuggling and transport of migrants from the territory of the Republic of Turkey through the countries of the Western Balkans to the Republic of Italy.
The Prosecutorial team is working constantly and continuously, conducting field activities almost on a daily basis. An order to conduct investigation has been issued and dozens of persons have been questioned so far.
The meeting was held through video-teleconferencing from several locations and cities in BiH within the project of Strengthening Prosecutorial Capacities, which is being implemented by the HJPC of BiH.
According to the collected evidence, the suspects, in agreement with persons from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, carried out organized smuggling of illegal migrants across the river border on the Drina River.