BiH police arrest 3 Persons, seize 240 Kilograms of Skunk Drug

January 8, 2019 7:30 PM

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) police arrested three persons and seized 240 kilograms of skunk drug on Tuesday in the area around Gacko, a town located 130 kilometers southeast of the capital Sarajevo, chief of the Police Administration Zarko Laketa confirmed to local media on Tuesday.

At an extraordinary press conference, Laketa said that this was one of the largest seizures of skunk narcotic drugs in the area of Gacko municipality.

It is presumed that the drug reached Gacko by the steady route through Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, and was intended for the sale on Federation of BiH market.

In December 2018, members of BiH’s Border Police seized some 200 kg of cannabis drug, known as skunk, in the borderline Bileca, 180 kilometers southeast of capital Sarajevo, where four nationals of neighboring Montenegro attempted to smuggle drugs in three vehicles.

BiH, along with other Balkan countries, lies on the route of international drug trafficking linking Western Europe and Asia, Xinhua reports.

“During the control of a vehicle of Mercedes brand, which was driven by 25-years old K.B., citizen of BiH, accompanied by 39 years-old A.M., also citizen of BiH, police officers noticed movement of “Renault Traffic vehicle, which turned around, and started to drive fast in order to escape,” Chief of Trebinje Police Administration Zarko Laketa confirmed to local media on Tuesday.

At an extraordinary press conference, Laketa said that this was one of the largest seizures of skunk narcotic drugs in the area of Gacko municipality.

With a quick reaction, the police managed to stop “Renault Traffic” vehicle, which was driven by 48 years-old M.G., citizen of Montenegro.

On the back seat, several nylon bags were found, containing some 240 kg of narcotic drug skank, after which all three persons were deprived of liberty and taken to Trebinje Police Administration.

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