Saturday, December 8, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (December 8,2007) - The chief of the Bosnian State Border Police Vinko Dumancic suspended his deputy and 12 officers yesterday on suspicion of involvement in various criminal activities. He had suspended deputy border police chief ,Vahid Alalgic,on "reasonable suspicion" of his involvement in war crimes, Dumancic said in statement.

Dumancic also suspended 12 border police officers, suspected of abusing their authority and criminal activities.The 12 were suspected of helping certain companies to import goods without paying custom and taxes in return for bribes.

The officers had been suspended from their offices until the investigation had been completed.

The Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) also confirmed it had suspended an officer on suspicion of involvement in war crimes.

SIPA said it had suspended Milenko Tepavcevic, a Serbian living in Bosnia, suspected of war crimes against Bosnian civilians during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia.

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