INDICTMENT ISSUED AGAINST RADE VIŠNJIĆ (1973)04.07.2012. 15:11
Prosecutor of Department III within the Prosecutor's Office of BiH issued an indictment against Rade Višnjić, born on August 6, 1973 in Zvornik, where he resides, with prior convictions, citizen of BiH.
The accused Rade VIŠNJIĆ is charged to have, on December 13, 2011 at around 3:15 am in Tabanci -a place located in the municipality of Zvornik, as previously arranged with other unidentified persons known to him, committed the criminal offense of Smuggling of Goods.
The indictment alleges that unidentified persons have transported 98 sheep and lambs from the Republic of Serbia to Bosnia and Herzegovina over the river Drina in a boat with an outboard motor, without the required approval and by way of avoiding custom control measures.
The animals were transported without veterinary and other necessary documentation to the Bosnian side of the river Drina and the accused was the one unloading the animals.
These actions are contrary to Articles 5 and 7 of the Regulation on conditions of import and transport of live stock, animal products, veterinary drugs, fodder and waste of animal origin in Bosnia and Herzegovina ("Official Gazette" no. 52/09), and the accused was caught in action and prevented by the authorized officers of the Border Police - Unit Zvornik.
The indictment was forwarded to the Court of BiH for confirmation.
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