MOTION TO EXTEND DETENTION FOR FOREIGN CITIZENS SUSPECTED OF SMUGGLING OF MIGRANTS FILED17.04.2020. 12:37
A prosecutor of the Special Department for Organised Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption filed a motion to the Court of BiH to order custody for the following suspects:
- Jackson Ndip, born in 1968 in Mamfe, Cameroon, citizen of Cameroon
- Agbor Donatus Eta, born in 1979 in Mamfe, Cameroon, citizen of Cameroon.
The aforementioned suspects are under investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH relating to the arrival of a larger number of persons from Cameroon to BiH earlier this year, who repeatedly tried to leave BiH in the direction of EU countries via BiH and Tuzla airports, as well as via inland border crossing points, with French documents belonging to different persons.
Smuggled persons were discovered and prevented by police officers of the Border Police of BiH.
The BiH Prosecutor’s Office is conducting an extensive investigation in this case, in which international legal assistance has also been implemented, and the measure of custody has been requested because of the risk of flight of the suspects who would, if they leave BiH, become inaccessible to the judiciary of BiH.
The measure of extension of custody was requested for another three months.
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