One Ukranian charged with Smuggling of Illegal Migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina

July 19, 2020 9:45 AM

Prosecutor of the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina has issued an Indictment against Ruvym Hlabets, born in 1998 in Rivine, in Ukraine, a citizen of Ukraine.

This accused person is charged with taking over eight (8) illegal migrants in late April this year, namely three (3) migrants from Afghanistan and five (5) migrants from Pakistan, who had entered Bosnia and Herzegovina illegally and did not meet the conditions for a legal stay and movement in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Indictment alleges that this accused person acted in contravention of Article 6 of the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, Supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, when he took over the migrants in the place called Lug, in Prozor- Rama municipality, and put them in a rented vehicle in order to drive them in the direction of Bihać. The accused was detected and prevented from doing so by the police patrol in Prozor-Rama, which stopped the vehicle with illegal migrants in it and consequently hindered their further transport.

The aforementioned accused person is charged with transporting the smuggled persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina, thus enabling them to stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina, whereby he committed the criminal offense of Smuggling of Persons, referred to in Article 189, paragraph 2 in conjunction with paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Indictment has been forwarded to the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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