32 arrested for trafficking during mass police raid in Bosnia

09:54, July 02, 2010      

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During an early morning mass raid on Thursday, 32 people were arrested for drug trafficking and the illegal possession of firearms and explosives in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), reported the Bosnian news agency Srna.

The joint police action, code named "Prud," coordinated police departments in north-east BiH, from both Bosnian entities and Brcko District. Approximately 400 police officers and 120 vehicles were engaged in the mass raid on 40 separate sites.

According to Mirna Soja, spokesperson for the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republika Srpska (the Bosnian Serb dominated entity), the police action was monitored by the European Police Mission in BiH (EUPM).

"We discovered and confiscated more than two kilograms of marijuana, two illegal plantations of Indian hemp, many digital scales for weighing narcotics, shot gun ammunition, and other firearms, hand grenades, and 15,500 KM (7,000 Euros) that came from the sale of drugs," said Soja.

The stated objective of the raid was to disrupt the street sales and distribution of illegal drugs. "Prud" is part of an ongoing police action aimed at organized crime.

Source: Xinhua


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