TIRANA, September 22 – Police are seeking the arrest of four Serbian citizens and two unknown persons allegedly involved in digging a tunnel into the Montenegrin Higher Court’s storage area in the capital, Podgorica, where trial evidence is kept.
Montenegrin Interior Minister Filip Adzic said on Friday that police will make an international request for the arrest of four Serbian citizens and two unknown persons, suspected members of a criminal group that dug a tunnel into the Higher Court’s storage area in Podgorica.
Adzic named the Serbian citizens as Veljko Markovic, Milan Markovic, Dejan Jovanovic and Vladimir Eric, and said they had at least five more associates.
“Criminal charges have been filed against four identified persons and two unknown persons for the offence of criminal association. There is a certain connection between this criminal organisation and one person from the High Courter and members of one of most organised criminal organisations in our country,” Adzic told a press conference.
“The police have clues that lead us to the perpetrators. We also expect help from neighbouring countries,” he added.
On September 12 the head of the Higher Court, Boris Savic, reported that unknown persons dug a tunnel into the court’s storage rooms where material evidence seized by the police during investigations is kept – reportedly including large amounts of drugs, weapons and documents.
It remains unclear why the tunnel was dug, officials said, adding that nothing appeared to have been taken away. The court depot contains evidence in current cases but also large amounts of confiscated drugs, officials said. /argumentum.al