SIPA AND PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE OF BIH CARRIED OUT AN OPERATION CODENAMED "STOP"07.02.2013. 15:11
The raids and arrests were, inter alia, conducted in the area of Banja Luka, Prijedor, Šamac and Brčko, and nine people suspected of criminal offenses of organized crime, in conjunction with the smuggling of narcotics, smuggling of goods and illicit trafficking in arms and military equipment.
During the search, certain quantities of cocaine as well as weapons and military equipment were seized.
According to the evidence gathered, this organized criminal group also operated outside of BiH.
The suspects will be handed over to the Prosecutor's Office of BiH within the legal deadline, where they will be examined as suspects. A decision concerning custody motion shall also me made.
Prosecutor's Office of BiH and SIPA will continue with activities and efforts in this matter aiming to proceed with the indictment.
In the interest of the investigation we cannot provide any more details or information at this time.
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