Prosecutor’s Office charged Seven People for Smuggling 46 Migrants

January 4, 2019 2:30 PM

Bosnian prosecutors on Thursday charged seven people, including one Iraqi and two Pakistani men, with people smuggling.

The group is suspected of ferrying at least 46 people through Bosnia into EU member state Croatia, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

They made at least $40,800 (35,800 euros) from the trade, it added.

The accused is charged with participating in the attempt to illegally transfer four migrants –citizens of the Republic of Turkey across the state border from Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Republic of Croatia, with the intention of their further illegal transfer to the Federal Republic of Germany; he did all that for the purpose of procuring unlawful material gain.

According to the allegations in the Indictment, during the month of October 2017, with an aim of carrying out the plan, the accused was supposed to receive the migrants on the territory of the Republic of Croatia for an agreed sum of money, after the migrants would have illegally crossed the state border across the Glina River, but they were prevented from doing so and deprived of liberty by the authorized official persons of the Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The accused is charged with the commission of the criminal offence of Smuggling of Persons, as referred to in Article 189, paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina, all in conjunction with Article 26 of the same Code.

 

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