In the territory of Republika Srpska, 23 persons were arrested in the international operation “DŽad”, and 20 criminal acts were discovered, mostly in the field of drug and weapons trafficking.
Police officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republika Srpska checked 852 persons and 701 vehicles as part of an action aimed at joint action against illegal trade in weapons, drugs, migrant smuggling and human trafficking.
23 persons were deprived of their liberty in the territory of Republika Srpska and 20 criminal offenses were discovered, of which 15 criminal offenses were unauthorized production and trafficking of narcotic drugs and five criminal offenses were illegal production and trafficking of weapons or explosive materials. Thirteen rifles, five pistols and 1,370 pieces of ammunition were found and confiscated, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republika Srpska announced today.
The action was carried out by the police of 26 European countries with the support of Europol, Frontex and Interpol.
710 police officers participated in these planning activities, and the activity itself was coordinated by the Directorate for Organized and Serious Crime of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Srpska with the support of the East Sarajevo, Prijedor, Doboj and Banjaluka police departments.
The Ministry of Interior pointed out that one of their most significant activities in this international police activity is the action codenamed “Code” in which members of the Eastern Sarajevo Police Department together with the Directorate for Organized and Serious Crime and in cooperation with Europol deprived 14 persons of their freedom.
They are accused of having committed the criminal offense of unauthorized production and trafficking of drugs, thereby causing illegal property gain of 2,750,000 BAM.
This action was directed against several persons who, for a long period of time in the area of East Sarajevo, arranged the purchase, distribution and payment of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, amphetamines, ecstasy and other substances for the production of narcotics, thus committing the aforementioned criminal offense.
A total of 22,488 officers participated in the “DŽad” operation across Europe, and the epilogue was 163 initiated investigations.
A total of 215,273 persons and 67,277 vehicles were checked, as well as 5,225 postal items and packages.