BY ORDER OF THE PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE OF BIH A MAJOR POLICE OPERATION CODENAMED "BETY" WAS CARRIED OUT WITH THE AIM TO DETECT PERSONS SUSPECTED OF ORGANIZED FORGERY OF DOCUMENTS13.02.2014. 07:52
Fourteen persons were deprived of liberty in BiH and a total of 18 locations were searched in different parts of the country. The raids were carried out in the municipalities of Istočna Ilidža, Višegrad, Novo Goražde, Gacko, Trebinje and Sarajevo.
Investigation activities in the case codenamed "Bety" resulted with the uncovery of an organized criminal group whose members procured, intermediated, smuggled and distributed the narcotic drug Skunk in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the investigation it was discovered that members of the criminal group also made counterfeit money, as well as forged different types of diplomas, certificates of education and other types of certificates.
Those deprived of liberty during the course of this operation were, inter alia, suspected to have, as members of an organized criminal group, forged various documents and certificates of the institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Serbia, including certificates of education.
Activities of the same nature were simultaneously carried out in the Republic of Serbia, with whose institutions we have achieved significant cooperation in this matter.
Persons deprived of liberty in this operation are suspected of having committed 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 of the CC BiH, the criminal offense of Counterfeiting of Money under Article 205 of the CC BiH, the criminal offense of Forgery of a Document under Article 373 of the CC FBiH, the criminal offense of Forging Documents referred to in Article 377 of the CC RS and the criminal offense of Misleading for the Purpose of Certification of False Matter under Article 381 of the CC RS.
The Assigned Prosecutor will question the suspects within the legal deadline and subsequently decide whether to file a motion to remand the suspects in custody with the Court of BiH.
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