PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE OF BIH ISSUED AN INDICTMENT AGAINST THREE PERSONS FOR ILLICIT TRAFFICKING IN ARMS AND MILITARY EQUIPMENT25.02.2013. 15:13
- A.E. (1988), a citizen of France and Algeria, in custody as of December 7, 2012
- S.B.A. (1989), a citizen of France, in custody, and
- S.N. (1988) BiH citizen.
The accused are charged with having, by prior arrangement and in the intention of acquiring unlawful material gain, brokered in illicit transfers of arms, military equipment and dual-use products from Bosnia and Herzegovina into Republic of France, contrary to the law and prescribed permits.
According to the indictment, the accused persons A.E. and S.B.A. have, on December 4, 2012, unlawfully bought an automatic rifle "ZASTAVA" 7.62 mm, two empty rounds for automatic rifle and three rounds of ammunition for pistols and about 140 various caliber bullets from the accused S.N.
According to the indictment, the accused persons purchased the aforementioned weapons and ammunition for 550 Euros from the third accused person from Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the intent to transfer it from Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Republic of Slovenia and then sell to persons known to them.
Consequently, the accused persons are charged with illicit brokering in international trade in arms and military equipment from Bosnia and Herzegovina into Republic of France, thereby committing the criminal offense of Illicit Trafficking in Arms, Military Equipment and Dual Use Products under Article 193 Paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in conjunction with Article 26 of the same Code.
The indictment was forwarded to the Court of BiH for confirmation
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