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Bosnia, Croatia detain multiple organized-crime suspects

Associated Press Associated Press 11/11/2016

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Authorities say that police in Bosnia and Croatia are detaining suspects and raiding 60 locations in search of evidence of organized crime, abuse of office, violation of the law by a judge and money-laundering.

The operations started early Friday morning at 40 locations in Bosnia and 20 in Croatia, said Azra Bavcic, from the prosecutors' office in Sarajevo. She would not reveal how many people were targeted or who they are as the operation is ongoing but said that for several months Bosnian and Croatian authorities have been investigating together.

Media in Bosnia identified Alija Delimustafic as one of the detained. Delimustafic served as Bosnia's interior minister before the 1992-95 war. He was later accused of bank fraud and organized crime. He served four years for kidnapping.

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