CUSTODY PROPOSED AGAINST FIVE SUSPECTS IN ACTION CODENAMED ‘RIVER’11.09.2019. 09:14
Having questioned the suspects, the Prosecutor from the Special Department for Organised Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina in charge of the case has put forward a Motion with the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, seeking custody to be ordered against all five (5) persons suspected as part of the action codenamed ‘River’.
Within the international operation which was being conducted by the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina, these suspects are charged with Organizing a Group or Association for the Purpose of Perpetrating the Criminal Offence of Smuggling of Migrants, as referred to in Article 189a of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The measure of custody has been proposed for the reasons set forth in Article 132, paragraph 1, items b) and c) of the Criminal Procedure Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Motion for Custody has been forwarded to the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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