MOTION FOR REMAND IN CUSTODY FILED FOR SIX SUSPECTS APPREHENDED WITHIN THE OPERATION CODENAMED "OSOJE"23.09.2013. 15:08
Remand in custody was requested for the following suspects:
- D.D. (1974) from Mostar, a citizen of BiH and Republic of Croatia,
- S.H. (1966) from Mostar, BiH citizen
- M.P. (1957) from Čitluk, a citizen of BiH and Republic of Croatia,
- M.B. (1988) from Mostar, BiH citizen
- P.B. (1960) from Herzegovina, a citizen of BiH and Republic of Croatia,; and
- D.T. (1979) from Čapljina, BiH citizen.
The aforementioned persons are suspected to have, on daily basis throughout 2013, purchased, hidden and smuggled heroin, usually in amounts of several hundred grams, from BiH to the Republic of Croatia and to have smuggled several kilograms of heroin which was procured in BiH, mostly in the area of Sarajevo, Tuzla and Mostar during the period of 6 months - from March to September, and then smuggled it further to the southern part of the Republic of Croatia.
The suspects are charged with the criminal offense of Organized Crime under Article 250 of the CC BiH in conjunction with the criminal offense of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs under Article 195, Paragraph 1 of the CC BiH, all in conjunction with Articles 53 and 54 of the CC BiH.
The Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to the Court of BiH to remand the suspects D.D., M.P., M.B. and P.B. in custody for a period of one month on grounds specified in Article 132, Paragraph 1, Subparagraphs a), b) and c) of the CPC BiH, and to remand suspects S.H. and D.T. in custody on grounds stipulated in Article 132, Paragraph 1, Subparagraphs b) and c) of the CPC BiH.
Remand in custody for the suspects is requested due to the risk of flight, as well as due to risk that, if released, the suspects could influence the witnesses, accessories and accomplices, or repeat the criminal offense.
Motion for remand in custody was submitted to the Court of BiH.
Earlier, 0n September 18, 2013 the Court issued a decision accepting the motion of the Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina for remand in custody of the suspect A.B. in the same case.
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