Extension of custody has been proposed due to the risk of the suspects’ flight and the danger that, if at large, they might hinder investigation, conceal evidence and influence witnesses or accomplices, or commit a new criminal offence or complete the criminal offence.
It is an international regional operation in which prosecutor’s offices and law enforcement agencies from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia, in a joint cooperation, have discovered organized groups for smuggling of migrants. These accused persons are charged with smuggling of at least 141 illegal migrants.
A Prosecutor and an Investigator from the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption, together with SIPA police officers, have undertaken activities in coordination with their counterparts from Slovenia in order to prevent possible money laundering related to the procurement of protective masks for a Slovenian company.
Prosecutor in charge of the case has requested that the measure of custody be extended on the basis of all the grounds for custody described in Article 132, Paragraph 1 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Efficient detection and prosecution of all criminal offences that could endanger the health and safety of citizens and are linked with the prevention of and protection from the spreading of the Corona virus - COVID-19 is of utmost importance, as we have seen that irresponsible and unlawful behavior of individuals can cause unfathomable damage to citizens.