INDICTMENT FILED IN ORGANISED INTERNATIONAL CRIME CASE13.03.2023. 13:29
The suspect is accused of having, in the period from mid-2020 to the end of 2021, organised an organised criminal group in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was joined by several persons, in order to commit crimes and acquire unlawful property gain. According to the collected evidence, the organised criminal group operated in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and several EU countries, including Austria, Croatia, Switzerland, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, while some members also operated in the territory of South American countries.
The suspect is charged with having, together with other members of the group, used encrypted ANOM communication application in order to prepare, agree and commit a large number of criminal offences, which included the smuggling of large quantities of narcotic drugs, as well as their sale on the illegal drug market of BiH and other countries. The indictment states that Milan Matković, on several occasions, took part in the organisation and smuggling of large quantities of the narcotic drugs cocaine and cannabis in quantities of more than tens of kilograms of these narcotic drugs, thus acquiring unlawful property gain in large amounts.
Also, the suspect and the members of his organised criminal group are charged with falsifying personal documents, in which processes they were assisted by persons who are police officers, all in order to obtain forged documents for easier movement and crossing of state borders. Furthermore, he is charged with organising, planning and preparing the murders of persons in in Novi Sad and Belgrade in Serbia.
The suspect is accused of placing large amounts of money, acquired through criminal activities, in regular circulation by purchasing a large number of real estate, mostly in the area of Mostar, Trebinje and Herzegovina and, therefore, a ban on the sale of real estate will be requested in order to ensure their confiscation during the court proceedings.
Milan Matković is charged with the criminal offence of Organised crime under Article 250 of the Criminal Code of BiH, in conjunction with the criminal offense of Unauthorised trafficking in narcotic drugs under Article 195 of the Criminal Code of BiH, Money laundering under Article 209 of the Criminal Code of BiH, Forgery of documents under Article 373 of the Criminal Code of the Federation of BiH, Preparation of a criminal offence, in conjunction with the criminal offence of Murder from Article 166, paragraph 2 of the Federation of BiH CC.
The Prosecution will prove the allegations of the indictment by calling 50 witnesses and 8 expert witnesses, including international experts, and by presenting more than 400 evidentiary materials, including documentation obtained from partner institutions of the USA, Republic Serbia and Austria through mutual legal assistance.
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