Bosnian Police seized 620.8 Kilograms of Tobacco



Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina has issued an Indictment against Almir Dautovic  (1985) and Nasir Dautovic (1957) from Gradačac, both citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

According to the allegations in the Indictment, these accused persons are charged that in order to acquire unlawful material gain, with the intention of further sale, they illegally engaged in illicit trade in excise products, that is, they illegally stored tobacco on private and business premises they used, as well as in a cargo motor vehicle, knowing that they were not registered for that purpose in accordance with the law.

Contrary to legal regulations, they unlawfully procured the said tobacco and intended to continue selling it to customers known to them, although they did not have any documentation for that tobacco, that is, the said tobacco was not marked with excise stamps.

During the searches, about 620.8 kilograms of tobacco were found, and in this way the accused persons acquired a larger monetary benefit, in the form of unpaid indirect taxes and excises, to the detriment of the budget of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Also, these accused persons are charged with unauthorized storage of a large quantity of food items and energy drinks on the business premises and in the associated warehouse at the Arizona Market in the Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina owned by the accused Almir Dautović, for which they did not have prescribed documentation on the origin of goods and paid taxes.

These accused persons are charged with having committed the criminal offence of Illicit Trade in Excise Products, referred to in Article 210a, paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the criminal offence of Unauthorised Storage of Goods, referred to in Article 210b, paragraph 2 as read with paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina, all in conjunction with Articles 26 and 29 of the same Code.

The Indictment has been forwarded to the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina for confirmation.


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