Court of BiH delivered Judgement in Case of Milorad Koprivica of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs


On 27 December 2019 the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina delivered a judgment in the case of Milorad Koprivica, acquitting the accused Milorad Koprivica of the charges that he committed the criminal offense of Organized Crime under Article 250(2) of the Criminal Code of BiH (CC BiH) as read with the criminal offense of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs under Article 195(1) of the CC BiH. The Court also issued a decision to terminate pre-trial custody of the accused, as previously ordered by Court’s decision on 7 December 2018.

The accused Milorad Koprivica is acquitted of the charges that, together with Radojica Baćović, Marko Krtolica and Nikola Vemić, he was a member of a group for organized crime, and that, together with other persons known to them from the territory of Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, they carried out international sale, transfer, possession, and mutual trafficking of the narcotic drug cannabis, which has been listed as a narcotic drug under the UN Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.

Its trafficking, prohibited under the Law on Prevention and Suppression of Abuse of Narcotic Drugs, may be carried out exclusively on the basis of a license issued by the relevant authority.

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