In an operation codenamed "Scooter 2", about 4 tons of tobacco have been seized, along with the machines and tools used for tobacco production, as well as a larger quantity of cigarettes without excise stamps and a larger amount of money in foreign currencies. Due to the commission of the said criminal offences, the budget of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been damaged by tens of thousands of BAM.
The victims of the crimes are citizens of Ukraine, who were exploited by two suspects for the purpose of sexual exploitation, in which way they acquired a large amount of unlawful property gain.
The activities are being carried out within the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina and judicial and police agencies of the Kingdom of Sweden, with the coordination of EUROJUST.
The Chief Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH, Gordana Tadić, met and talked with the Ambassador of Ukraine to Bosnia and Herzegovina, HE Vasily Kirilich, on topics of interest to the judicial institutions of Ukraine, as well as the activities carried out by the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH in a case known to the public as “Ikona” /Icon/.
After interviewing the suspects, the case prosecutor will send a motion to the Court of BiH to order custody.
A Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina has issued an Indictment against the following person:
The accused Niu Sujun (1965) is charged with smuggling goods the import of which is limited, which require special authorisations and which were imported into the territory of BiH without the approval of the Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Weapons, explosives and mines, which are suspected to be planned for international smuggling and illegal activities, were found and seized during the search.
With regard to several media inquiries, the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina would like to inform the media and the public that the Prosecutor assigned to the case known as "Ikona
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The central topics of the meeting related to the implemented activities, as well as to the action plan in the forthcoming period in the detection, criminal prosecution and prevention of criminal offences in the field of human trafficking and illegal migration.