BIH PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE AND BORDER POLICE ARE CARRYING OUT AN OPERATION TO COMBAT ORGANIZED MIGRANT SMUGGLING07.07.2022. 09:14
During the course of investigation in the operation Insider, evidence was gathered that members of an organized criminal group have, over a long period of time, contacted members of the migrant population, who reside illegally in Bosnia and Herzegovina and have, for monetary compensation, concealed, organized, transported and smuggled illegal migrants towards the territory of the Republic of Croatia and further towards EU countries.By committing these criminal offences, the suspects obtained a substantial financial gain and affected the security situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the criminal offences related to illegal migration.
The suspects are charged with the criminal offenses of Associating to Commit Criminal Offenses and Smuggling of Persons. Following the completion of investigative activities and searches, the Assigned Prosecutor will give instructions on further activities towards the suspects.
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