Indictment issued against Three Persons over Drug Smuggling

February 15, 2019 10:00 AM

In this case, significant cooperation has been achieved with the partner institutions of the Kingdom of Sweden. The narcotic drug in question was seized on a ship, in the course of an action carried out by the Swedish customs and police authorities.

Prosecutor from the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina has issued an Indictment against Damir Nurkić, born in 1981 in Tuzla, Savo Dragišić, born in 1986 in Bosanska Gradiška and Dobrica Dragišić, born in 1959 in Bosanska Gradiška

The accused Damir Nurkić and Savo Dragišić are charged with participating in the planning, organization and smuggling of the cocaine narcotic drug of extremely high purity, in 2015, from Slovenia, through Austria and to the territory of the Kingdom of Sweden.

The Indictment alleges that the drug was smuggled in a custom-made compartment in the car, and it was discovered and seized on a ferry travelling between Denmark and Sweden, in an action carried out by the Swedish customs and police authorities.

As a result, around four kilograms of the cocaine narcotic drug of extremely high purity was seized, which value in an illegal narcotics market exceeds the amount of BAM 300,000. Following the seizure of the aforementioned narcotic drug, the Swedish judicial authorities arrested and prosecuted two persons from the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Serbia, respectively, who were sentenced to several years in prison.

While working on this case, the Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina has established intensive cooperation with the partner institutions of the Kingdom of Sweden.

The first accused and second accused are charged with the criminal offence of Organized Crime, as referred to in Article 250 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as with the criminal offence of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, as referred to in Article 195 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The accused Dobrica Dragišić is charged with the criminal offence of Giving False Statements, as referred to in Article 235 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

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