BIH PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE PARTICIPATES IN INTERNATIONAL ACTION AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING09.07.2019. 14:11
This operation, which is being conducted to fight organized crime and money laundering, involves five (5) countries in total (namely, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina) and it is focusing on the detection and prosecution of suspected physical and legal persons who are under investigation for illegal monetary transactions and money laundering, which was realized in several countries.
Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina is currently in The Hague, where he and his colleagues coordinate the activities which are being carried out in Bosnia and Herzegovina in relation to certain persons who are suspected of participation in an international network of crime perpetrators.
The persons targeted by an operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina are suspected to have committed the criminal offence of Money Laundering, as referred to in Article 209 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina have been carried out by SIPA and the Police Department of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Searches have been conducted at five locations, and the total amount of BAM 400,000 has been blocked on the accounts of one legal and one physical person.
In the past period, the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina has participated in the planning of the aforementioned operation and in consultations regarding the manner of its realization, together with its EU counterparts, via EUROJUST as the leader of these activities.
More information and details about this operation will be provided once the aforementioned activities have been completed in all the countries involved.
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