The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses events in the Middle East and the Balkans. IFIMES has analysed current situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the occasion of yet another failed political agreement between the leaders of the main political parties in BiH and the beginning of a series of police actions to combat organized crime and deal with unsolved murders. The most interesting sections from the analysis entitled â€œBOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA: AN ATTEMPT TO INSTALL A NEW BOSNIAK LEADERâ€ are published below.
Der Capo der Mafia in Bosnien Fahrudin Radoncic, ist nun Innenminister
Heute gilt Radončić als reichster Mann seines Landes und wird auch „Bosniens Donald Trump“ genannt.
gangster are coming under scrutiny.
BIRNSarajevoThe alleged relationship of Fahrudin Radoncic, owner of Bosnia’s most read daily, Dnevni avaz, to a suspected criminal has come under the spotlight following his acceptance of the post of Security Minister.
The current Security Minister, Sadik Ahmetovic, is to be dismissed following the collapse of the coalition of his party, the Party of Democratic Action, SDA, with the Social Democrats.
Instead the Social Democrats are forming a coalition with Radoncic’s party, the Alliance for the Better Future of Bosnia, SBB.
Ahmetovic recalled the fact that his successor’s alleged friend, Naser Kelmendi, was on a US blacklist as an alleged drug-trafficker.
Bosnia’s Center for Investigative Journalism, CIN, in its data base on Kelmendi, names Radoncic as his main business associate.
CIN first reported on the business relationships between Kelmendi and Radoncic in 2009.
According to CIN, Kelmendi, born in Kosovo, but with Bosnian citizenship, and his three sons, Elvis, Liridon and Besnik, along with his brother Becir, runs several businesses in Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo, including hotels and a trucking company.
He is suspected of leading one of the biggest crime rings in the Balkans and of trafficking drugs to Europe through the Balkans.
CIN said his business ties to Radoncic were conducted throughout Radoncic’s publishing company, Avaz, with which he exchanged real estate in Zenica and Sarajevo, while Avaz bought an armoured vehicle from Kelmendi.
The editor of CIN, Azhar Kalamujic, who published the story in 2009, told Balkan Insight that businesses ties between the two men had been proven, though Radoncic has denied to CIN having had any contacts with Kelmendi.
A 2008 report by the Bosnian State Investigative and Protection Agency, SIPA, which CIN used in its research, described Kelmendi as the head of one of the best organized criminal organizations in the region, allegedly smuggling drugs and cigarettes, trafficking in people and laundering money.
Although Kelmendi was indicted numerous times in Bosnia, he has never been prosecuted.
In the Canton of Sarajevo alone at least 13 criminal complaints have been filed between 2005 and 2009 against Kelmendi and his sons Elvis, Liridon and Besnik.
Members of the Kelmendi family have been charged with unauthorized possession of weapons, murder and attempted murder.
In 1976 by the District Court in Pec, Kosovo, Naser Kelmendi was sentenced to a prison term of 18 months for attempted murder….Balkaninsight.com
Immer dreister werden überall die Verbrecher, welche ganze Wirtschaften und Staaten kontrollieren im Balkan