"Taxi crime group" falls in Serbia: They took 310 migrants to border, charging them up to €550
10 cars, a pistol, two rifles, several pieces of ammunition of various calibers, a mixture suspected of being an explosive, as well as 18,700 euros and 94,000 dinars and several mobile phones have been found
Members of the Ministry of Interior, the Service for Fighting Organized Crime, in cooperation with police officers of the Sremska Mitrovica Police Administration and members of the Security Information Agency (BIA), in coordination with the Prosecutor's Office for Organized Crime, arrested 12 people on suspicion of being members of an organized crime group that committed the crime of illegal crossing of the state border and people trafficking.
The arrested suspect are M.S. (45), N.Z. (56), M.B. (36), K.J. (39), M.A. (39), T.M. (58), B.V. (65), C.B. (31), B.A. (28), B.Z. (53), S.M. (56) and M.M. (36).
It is suspected that they, from May to October this year, illegally transported more than 310 irregular migrants from Obrenovac, Sid and Sremska Mitrovica to places near the border with Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, so that the migrants could later illegally cross into European Union countries.
It is suspected that members of the organized criminal group led by M.S. transported irregular migrants in taxis for between 170 to 550 euros per person, and then shared the money among themselves.
A search of an apartment and other premises used by the suspects turned up 10 cars, a pistol, two rifles, several pieces of ammunition of various calibers, a mixture suspected of being an explosive, as well as 18,700 euros and 94,000 dinars and several mobile phones.
The suspects will be brought before the competent prosecutor's office, along with a criminal complaint.
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