INDICTMENT ISSUED FOR SMUGGLING OF MIGRANTS12.05.2020. 11:42
Prosecutor of the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption has issued an Indictment against the following persons:
1. Ahmed Ghabir Mahmud Fethallah, born in 1991 in Egypt
2. Alan Duraković, born in 1997 in Bihać
3. Amir Bakrač, born in 1997 in Bihać
These accused persons are charged with acting together and in a mutual agreement for the purpose of acquiring unlawful material gain, and committing the smuggling of at least fifteen (15) illegal migrants from the territory of Egypt, who were residing illegally in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The aforementioned accused persons are charged with organizing and participating in the transport of illegal migrants from the area of Bihać, towards the river border with the Republic of Croatia on the Sava River, and procuring boats for illegal crossing of migrants, with the aim of transferring them to the Republic of Croatia and further to other EU countries, which is contrary to Article 6 of the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, and in violation of the applicable laws in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
These perpetrators were detected and prevented from committing the aforementioned criminal offence by the members of the police of the Republika Srpska Ministry of the Interior, who found the illegal migrants on the Sava riverbank near Kozarska Dubica and prevented their further smuggling, and arrested the perpetrators of this criminal offence.
These accused persons are charged with the commission of the criminal offence of Organising a Group or an Association for the Purpose of Perpetration of the Criminal Offence of Smuggling of Migrants, referred to in Article 189a of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in conjunction with the criminal offence of Smuggling of Migrants, referred to in Article 189 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Indictment has been forwarded to the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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