Slovenia police arrest 8 in international operation

Slovenia police arrest 8 in international operation

As part of the international operational action ATM in the area of Sarajevo and Zenica, police officers of the State Investigation and Protection Agency SIPA conducted searches of business and residential buildings and movable property in 14 locations and arrested eight people.

As stated in the official statement of the SIPA, eight persons were arrested for criminal processing and questioning as suspects due to the existence of grounds for suspicion that they had committed the crimes of organized crime and money laundering prescribed by the Criminal Code of Bosnia and Herzegovina BiH.

During the search, a number of business and bank documentation, computers, and other items that can be used as evidence in criminal proceedings were discovered and temporarily confiscated.

The accounts and safes of the suspected persons were checked through the banks, during which there was a temporary suspension of transactions in the amount of 69.024. The international operational action is the result of the work of the Joint Investigation Team of SIPA and the Prosecutor's Office of BiH and the Specialized Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Slovenia and the Police of the Republic of Slovenia.

In the period from October 2016 to February 2023, money laundering in the territory of BiH was carried out through criminal acts committed to the detriment of a large number of legal entities from Slovenia, according to