INDICTMENT ISSUED FOR ILLICIT TRADE IN EXCISE PRODUCTS15.10.2021. 11:15
A Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina has issued an Indictment against the following persons:
- ŽELJKO STANKOVIĆ, born in 1965 in the Municipality of Srebrenik, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and
- STANA STANKOVIĆ, born in 1966 in the municipality of Srebrenik, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The accused spouses are charged that, in the period from January to 7 July last year, in order to acquire unlawful material gain and avoid paying excise duties, they illegally put into circulation a larger quantity of excise goods - tobacco, tobacco products and cigarettes, which were not marked with excise stamps of the Indirect Taxation Authority (ITA) of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
According to the allegations in the Indictment, in the time period as specified above, the aforementioned accused persons were procuring cut tobacco from persons known to them, in the total amount of 1,215 kilograms, and then, on several occasions, they were selling it to customers at a higher price.
Having procured the tobacco and tobacco products, they were putting them into circulation and selling them in the area of Brčko, and thus they acquired unlawful material gain and incurred damage to the State of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its citizens, as they were placing on the market tobacco products that did not satisfy the prescribed standard of quality control and correctness.
During the search of an apartment and other premises used by these accused persons, a larger quantity of cigarettes and tobacco without the appropriate control and surveillance stamps of Bosnia and Herzegovina was found and seized.
The aforementioned accused persons are charged with having committed the continued criminal offense of Illicit Trade in Excise Products, referred to in Article 210a, paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in conjunction with Article 29 and Article 54 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Indictment has been forwarded to the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina for confirmation.
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