Zoran Simic is guilty of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs

Having held a guilty plea agreement consideration and a sentencing hearing, on 13 August 2019 the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina delivered a judgment in the case of Zoran Simić, finding the accused Zoran Simić guilty of the criminal offense of Organized Crime under Article 250(2) of the Criminal Code of BiH (CC BiH) as read with the criminal offense of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs under Article 195(1), as read with the criminal offense of Unauthorized Production and Sale of Narcotic Drugs under Article 207 of the Criminal Code of Republika Srpska, all in conjunction with Article 54 of the CC BiH. The Court sentenced the accused Zoran Simić to 3 (three) years of imprisonment. The time the accused spent in pre-trial custody, from 26 September 2018 to 19 December 2018, shall be credited towards the imposed sentence of imprisonment.

Pursuant to Articles 110 and 111 of the CC BiH, the ill-gotten gain in the amount of 10,000.00 BAM shall be confiscated from the accused.

During the period between October 2017 and September 2018, in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Austria, N.M. organized a group for organized crime for the purpose of production and unauthorized international purchase, sale, transfer, transport, holding, mediating in further international sale, shipment and delivery of the narcotic drug marijuana skunk, which was declared a narcotic drug under the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, and the Decision on the List of Narcotic Drugs (Official Gazette of RBiH Nos. 2/92, 13/94), whose movement may be carried out only with the permission of the relevant authority in accordance with the Law on the Production and Trafficking of Narcotic Drugs, whose trafficking is prohibited by the Law on the Prevention and Suppression of Abuse of Narcotic Drugs, from the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the territory of West Europe countries. The group for organized crime was joined by Zoran Simić, Milutin Vukosavljević, Momčilo Zirojević and other persons known to them, who as its members had specific roles and tasks, so the group engaged in the production and unauthorized international trafficking in narcotic drugs for the purpose of obtaining property gain.

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