The appeal requests the Court to reverse the decision and order custody as the only adequate measure for the smooth continuation of the proceedings.
An Appeal was filed in relation to all five suspects.
In several media reports, in the past few days, disinformation was published that some police agencies had refused to carry out the orders and requests of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the case of Osman Mehmedagić and others
The Prosecutor in charge of the case of Darko Elez et al
. requested that one of the persons deprived of liberty be heard as a witness in the case conducted by the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
After being contacted by police officers of the Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina in connection with the seizure of a larger quantity of cigarettes, namely 13,470 packs of cigarettes found in a vehicle at the border crossing near Trebinje without the necessary documentation and valid BiH excise stamps, the duty Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina gave instructions for the seizure of the said vehicle and the found cigarettes, and he also gave further instructions to police officers to document this criminal offence.
Having questioned the suspect, a Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina put forward a Motion for Custody with the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The accused persons are charged with smuggling about 60 migrants from the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the territory of the Republic of Croatia, in the second half of last year.
Following the questioning of the suspect Osman Mehmedagić, a motion for custody in relation to this suspect was sent by the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina within the legally prescribed time limit.
The Prosecutor of the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption in charge of this case is on the site in Banja Luka, where she coordinates the work of police officers of SIPA, Indirect Taxation Authority (ITA) and entity police structures, during the search of persons suspected of the criminal offences of tax evasion in large amounts.
Central topics of the meeting were joint cooperation and activities in prosecution of criminal offenses of human trafficking and illegal migrations.