Prosecutor’s Office issued an Indictment against Two Persons for Migrants Smuggling

Prosecutor of the Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crime and Corruption within the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH issued an indictment against Jasmin Grahović, born in 1987 in Ponikve – Velika Kladuša municipality, BiH citizen, and Edin Alibegić, born in 1987 in Todorovska Čelinja – Velika Kladuša municipality, BiH citizen.

The accused persons are charged with having, while acting as members of a group formed for the purpose of direct perpetration of a criminal offense of Smuggling of Persons with the goal of acquiring unlawful property gain, transported and enabled unlawful stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina for four persons from Kosovo during April 2018.

The indictment alleges that having made previous arrangements with a person known to them the accused persons have, for an agreed fee, collected smuggled persons who were staying unlawfully in the territory of BiH and transported them towards Velika Kladuša with the aim of enabling them to illegally cross into the territory of the Republic of Croatia and further on towards the EU countries.

The accused persons and smuggled persons were detected and prevented in the perpetration of the criminal offense by Officers of BiH Border Police.

The accused are charged with having committed the criminal offense of Organizing a Group or   Association for the Purpose of  Perpetrating the Criminal Offense of Smuggling of Migrants under Article 189a (2) in conjunction with the criminal offense of Smuggling of Persons under Article 189 (2) in conjunction with (1).

The indictment was forwarded to the Court of BiH for confirmation.


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