CUSTODY PROPOSED AGAINST A SUSPECT IN THE “BOSS” CASE22.10.2012. 15:12
The suspect S.H. (1971), citizen of BiH and Republic of Serbia, was deprived of liberty on 19 October 2012 by authorized officers of the State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA), and he was handed over to the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH on the same day, for its further action.
Having questioned the suspect, the Prosecutor in charge of this case put forward a motion with the Court of BiH seeking custody for a period of thirty (30) days.
Custody was proposed for reasons as prescribed by Article 132(1)(a) and (b) of the BiH CPC. Inter alia, the measure of custody was proposed due to the risk of flight of the suspect, especially in view of his dual citizenship and the existence of a grounded suspicion that, if at large, he might leave the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina and thus become unavailable to the law enforcement agencies of BiH.
Custody was also proposed due to the risk that, if at large, the suspect might influence witnesses, accessories or accomplices and thus hinder the course of the proceedings.
The suspect is subject to the investigation of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH and is suspected of the criminal offences of Organized Crime as referred to in Article 250(2) in conjunction with the criminal offenses of Tax Evasion or Fraud as referred to in Article 210(3), Money Laundering as referred to in Article 209(2) and Customs Fraud as referred to in Article 216(3) of the Criminal Code of BiH.
The proposal for custody has been forwarded to the Court of BiH, and the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH continues its investigation aimed at filing and Indictment.
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