INDICTMENT ISSUED AGAINST SIX PERSONS FOR SMUGGLING OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS04.01.2013. 14:38
- J.S. (1964) from Bosanska Gradiška, with prior convictions, BiH citizen;
- G.M. (1968) from Modriča, with prior convictions, BiH citizen;
- O.D. (1967) from Modriča, BiH citizen;
- I.V. (1973) from Pelagićevo, with prior convictions, BiH citizen;
- M.C. (1987) from Pelagićevo, BiH citizen; and
- M.M. (1993) from Pelagićevo, BiH citizen.
The accused are charged with having participated on two occasions, during February and March 2012, in the illegal transfer of two groups: one consisting of seven and the other of eight nationals of Somalia, Afghanistan, Eritrea and Sudan who did not meet the requirements for crossing the state border, across the state border of the Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to continue with their further illegal transfer to the EU countries, all in the aim of obtaining illegal financial gain.
The accused persons were detected and prevented in their actions by the authorized officers of the BiH Border Police and the Brčko District Police. In the first attempt of the Border Police to stop them in their intent, the accused G.M. prevented an official in the performance of official duty by way of inflicting a light bodily injury.
The accused are charged with having committed the criminal offense of Smuggling of Persons under Article 189, Paragraph 1 in conjunction with Article 29 of the Criminal Code of BiH and the accused G.M. is charged with the criminal offense of Smuggling of Persons, in concurrence with the criminal offense of Preventing an Official Person in the Exercise of Official Duty under Article 241a, Paragraph 2 in conjunction with Paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code of BiH.
The indictment was forwarded to the Court of BiH for confirmation.
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