Three Persons accused of Smuggling​ and Selling Narcotic Drugs

A Prosecutor of the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption has issued an Indictment against N. B., born in 1966 in Uroševac, residing in Sarajevo, who is currently remanded in custody, M. Dž., born in 1977 in Čajniče, residing in Sarajevo and S. B., born in 1966 in Maglaj, residing in Sarajevo.

The aforementioned accused persons are charged that, after the first accused had illegally acquired a larger quantity of the heavy narcotic drug cocaine, they acted as an organized group instructed and directed by the first accused, and on several occasions they organized the hiding, smuggling and transport of the cocaine narcotic drug, which drug they were selling for the agreed amounts of money at several locations in Sarajevo.

These accused persons are charged with repeatedly putting a total of about 561 grams of the cocaine narcotic drug into circulation, thus acquiring unlawful material gain.

Operational field work and investigation, ordered by the Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina and conducted together with SIPA police officers, produced evidence on the committed criminal offenses that are charged against the accused.

The aforementioned accused persons are charged with the criminal offense of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, referred to in Article 195 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Prosecutor’s Office will be proving the allegations from the Indictment by calling about 10 witnesses and expert witnesses and by submitting dozens of pieces of evidentiary material.

The extension of custody or prohibiting measures were requested for these accused persons and in the course of the proceedings the Prosecutor’s Office will request permanent confiscation and destruction of the seized narcotic drugs, as well as the confiscation of unlawful property gain.

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

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