PROPOSED PROHIBITION MEASURES FOR TWO SUSPECTS – THE ARRESTED PERSON WANTED BY MONTENEGRIN JUDICIAL INSTITUTIONS AGREES TO EXTRADITION05.08.2021. 15:24
After interviewing the suspects, the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH proposed prohibitive measures for the two suspects, which include, among other things, a travel ban, seizure of travel documents, mandatory reporting to police and a ban on meeting with witnesses in the case.
The suspects are under investigation that they, as members of an organised criminal group, obtained unauthorised data and identities of BiH citizens, mostly of those with dual citizenship of BiH and Serbia who did not pick up their personal documents of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and then disclosed these identities to persons from the criminal milieu, including members of criminal groups operating in the countries of the region, in order to allow them to illegally obtain valid BiH documents with other people’s personal data, which they would use when hiding from the police and the judiciary.
It is alleged against the suspects that they in this way allowed one Montenegrin citizen, who is wanted by the Montenegrin judiciary and who is accused of serious crimes and closeness to the so-called “Kavač Clan”, to obtain documents of Bosnia and Herzegovina issued in someone else’s name and with someone else’s identity.
The commission of criminal offences in the said manner poses a significant security threat and violates the integrity of the State of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Agency for Identification Documents, Records and Data Exchange of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IDDEA BIH).
A prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina interviewed the suspect Almir Jahović, for whom an international arrest warrant has been issued, who stated that he would agree to an expedited extradition procedure to the Montenegrin judiciary.
Also, the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH is in contact with colleagues from Montenegro in the investigation conducted by judicial institutions of the two neighbouring countries in the fight against organised crime.
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