On 9 September 2019 the Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior of Croatia and Europol, apprehended five citizens for the criminal offence of “people smuggling” in the International Operational Action “River”.

Those apprehended are thought to have smuggled at least 315 migrants from Serbia across BiH to Croatia, Slovenia and other European Union countries. 2,250 euros were seized by police, as well as other items that will be used as evidence in criminal procedure. The international operational action was realized under the supervision of the Bosnian Prosecutor`s Office and Court, with the aim to identify, detect and prosecute smugglers, and cut off the organised criminal groups.

For more information, please refer to the article published on the website of BiH Border Police or the website of the Bosnian Directorate for Coordination of Police Bodies (in Bosnian).