On February 8, 2016, at 1:50 p.m. police officers of the Border Police Unit Bijeljina arrested J.T. (1951), citizen of the Republic of Serbia. According to unofficial information, the arrested was Jovan Tintor, war-time advisor of Radovan Karadžić and a Chetnik duke.
The border check-up revealed that he is being searched for by the Cantonal Court Sarajevo for criminal offenses “genocide” and “demolition of cultural and historical monuments”.
Head of the Cabinet of the director of Border Police of B&H Radiša Samardžija confirmed that the arrested J.T. was accompanied by a lawyer while entering B&H.
“At one moment, J.T. left the official premises and headed towards Serbia. His intentions were interrupted by the officers of the Border Police Unit Bijeljina, who applied physical force and used means of restraint. The subject was arrested and kept in the official premises until being taken over by the relevant authorities,” Samardžija said.
Tintor was the first man of SDS Vogošća, special advisor and financier of Radovan Karadžić. According to his own statements, he originates from a Chetnik family.
Joja Tintor was the president of Crisis Staff of the Serb Municipality of Vogošća. According to his orders, the infamous camp “Kod Sonje” was established, as well as other camps at the territory of Vogošća.
Tintor killed Branko Petrović in Serbia in 2012, after a fight. For this crime he was sentenced to nine years in prison in 2015.