CUSTODY MOTION FILED FOR TWO SUSPECTS26.03.2012. 15:18
Prosecutor of the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption within the Prosecutor's Office of BiH filed a motion with the Court of BiH to remand the following suspects into custody:
- S. Š. born on June 16, 1975 in Glina municipality - Republic of Croatia, residing in Banja Luka, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Croatia, and
- B. Š. born on October 20, 1975 in Mrkonjić Grad, permanently residing in Banja Luka, citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Serbia.
Suspects S.Š. and B.Š. have, following the deprivation of liberty, been handed over to the Assigned Prosecutor, who has questioned them and subsequently filed a custody motion with the Court of BiH.
Following the questioning of the suspects, the Assigned Prosecutor filed a motion with the Court of BiH requesting remand in custody on grounds stipulated in Article 132, Paragraph 1, Subparagraph c) of the Criminal Procedure Code of BiH. Custody has been requested due to risk that, if released, the suspects might repeat the criminal offense.
S.Š. is suspected of having organized a group of people and having, for a longer period of time, transferred mobile phones and related equipment across the customs line. The suspect B.Š. joined as a member of the group and has, as owner and director of a company, sold smuggled goods on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina to mobile phone users. By doing so, the two have caused damage to budget of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the amount of at least 720,000.00 KM (BAM).
Custody motion was filed with the Court of BiH.
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