INDICTMENT ISSUED FOR SMUGGLING ILLEGAL MIGRANTS12.01.2023. 13:23
The accused are charged with smuggling 10 illegal migrants, citizens of Afghanistan and Iran, from the territory of the Republic of Serbia to the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, among whom were 6 minors, knowing that smuggled persons - migrants do not meet the conditions for legal residence in Bosnia and Herzegovina nor the conditions for legal crossing of the BiH state border.Smuggling was carried out on 4 April 2022 across the river Drina, using a rubber boat, and the accused were detected and detained by police officers of the BiH Border Police.
The accused are charged with having acted contrary to Article 6 of the Protocol against Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, Article 7 of the Law on Border Control and Article 8 of the Law on Foreigners, knowingly and aware that smuggled migrants do not have valid travel documents and do not meet the criteria for legal residence in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The accused are charged with having committed the criminal offense of Smuggling of Persons under Article 189, paragraph 4 in conjunction with paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in conjunction with Article 29 of the same Code.
The indictment was forwarded to the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina for confirmation.
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