BELGRADE, June 14 (Xinhua) — One person was arrested as he was allegedly on his way to join Islamic State in Syria, police officials said Wednesday.
“Acting on the orders of the court and the prosecutor’s office, a person was arrested on suspicions of illegally forming and joining foreign paramilitary or para-police organizations,” police said in a press release.
Local media in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) report that the person is Enes Mesic, who was sentenced last year to several years in prison for participating in para-military forces, but still did not start serving his sentence.
Newspaper Dnevni Avaz writes that Mesic was arrested on Tuesday at a border crossing with Serbia in a place called Rudo by border police.
The suspect had around 5,000 euros (5,637 U.S. dollars) with him at the moment of arrest.
Mesic was arrested in 2014 for financing terrorist activities, persuading public to commit terrorist activities, scouting for newcomers who would partake in terrorist activities and organizing a terrorist group.
Mesic is considered to be one of the most radical members of the Salafi movement in BiH, local media reported.