INDICTMENT ISSUED FOR CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF MONEY COUNTERFEITING05.10.2021. 11:53
A Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina has issued an Indictment against the following person:
- Dario Čukić aka "Čuka", born in 1994 in Tuzla, with prior convictions, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The aforementioned accused is charged that, at the beginning of 2020, he acquired a large amount of counterfeit banknotes in the area of the municipality of Gradačac, from persons known to him, with the intention of putting those banknotes into circulation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
During the investigation, 678 counterfeit banknotes of various currencies and denominations were seized from the accused, including hundreds of counterfeit EUR banknotes in the denominations of 10, 20 and 100 EUR, respectively, with a total value of about 16,000 EUR, as well as money in USD currency, in the denomination of 100 USD, with the total value of about 20,000 USD.
Thus, the counterfeit money in the total value of approximately 68,000 BAM was confiscated from the accused, which makes this seizure one of the largest seizures of counterfeit money in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the past period.
The aforementioned accused person was discovered after he had made a payment with a counterfeit EUR banknote in a restaurant in the area of Gradačac, and he was deprived of liberty.
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