SPECIAL DEPARTMENT FOR ORGANISED CRIME, ECONOMIC CRIME AND CORRUPTION FILED INDICTMENTS IN 151 CASES AGAINST 278 INDICTEES IN 202104.01.2022. 12:44
In the past year, the work of the Special Department for Organised Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption was marked by cases of fight against organised crime, terrorism, corruption, financial crime, as well as a large number of cases related to illegal migrations and international smuggling of migrants.
The Prosecutor’s Office of BiH took part in several international operations aimed at combating organised cross-border crime related to illicit drug trafficking, smuggling of weapons and ammunition, smuggling of illegal migrants and other forms of crime within the jurisdiction of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH.
Significant cooperation was achieved with partner institutions from the region, as well as with EU and world countries, in operations conducted in communication with colleagues from Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Malta, Cyprus, USA, etc.
In 2021, activities were launched in the Anti-Corruption Department, which resulted in indictments filed in this area, as well as in active investigations in which prosecutorial decisions are expected in the coming months.
The summary results show that in 2021, the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH filed indictments in a total of 172 cases against 334 indictees.
The total number of indictees this year is higher by 50 compared to 2020, which is by 17.6 percent more.
Out of the total number of indictments (172 cases / 334 persons), the Special Department for War Crimes filed indictments in 21 cases against 56 persons, while the Special Department for Organised Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption filed indictments in 151 cases against 278 persons.
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