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 seized documents that are relevant to the case will be reviewed and analysed.
The suspect is charged with smuggling a Montenegrin citizen to Bosnia and Herzegovina while restrictive measures related to crossing the state border were in place, due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
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.
It was concluded that the Decision of the HJPC BiH on the organization and provision of the necessary conditions for an unimpeded process of work in the institution had been fully complied with.
The accused Hamza Labidi (1998) is charged with having participated in the battlefields in Syria for several years, within formations that operated within the so-called “ISIL”.
The accused Emir Ališić (1970) is charged with having participated in paramilitary formations of the so-called “ISIL” for about six years.
Three persons, one of whom is a national of Egypt and two are nationals of Bosnia and Herzegovina, are charged with organized smuggling of a larger group of illegal migrants from the territory of Egypt.