Prosecutors Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina issued Indictment against One Person because of Illegal Transfer of Persons


Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina has issued an Indictment against Mersad Šakanović, born in 1980 in Velika Kladuša, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

This accused person is charged with attempting to allow the illegal transfer of two persons across the state border, for the purpose of obtaining unlawful material gain.

According to the allegations in the Indictment, in mid-May of 2018, in the area of Velika Kladuša, the accused arranged with the smuggled Iraqi citizens that he would organize their illegal transfer across the state border, on foot and outside of the official border crossing from Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Republic of Croatia, as well as that he would then further organize their illegal transfer towards the countries of the European Union, all with the aim of acquiring material benefit from the cash payment received in advance.

The aforementioned accused person is charged with the attempted criminal offense of Smuggling of Persons, referred to in Article 189, paragraph 1, in conjunction with Article 26, paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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


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