Monday, July 16, 2012

"Crime boss offers money reward for killing of officials"

BELGRADE -- Belgrade-based tabloid Press is writing that money has been offered "for the heads" of a number of former and current officials - including Ivica Dačić.
A file photo of Dačić and Tadić (Tanjug)
A file photo of Dačić and Tadić (Tanjug)
According to this article, the security agency BIA received this information "from a European service".
Beside Dačić - who serves as interior minister in the outgoing cabinet and will head Serbia's next government - the names mentioned include former President Boris Tadić, his adviser Miodrag Rakić, BIA head Saša Vukadinović, Organized Crime Prosecutor Miljko Radisavljević and former Justice Minister Snežana Malović.

The article identifies suspected fugitive drug boss Darko Šarić as the person who offered EUR 10mn for the murder of the six officials, whom he "blames for the downfall of his narco-empire".

According to this, Šarić is currently located in South Africa.

The tabloid adds that President Tomislav Nikolić had been informed about the content of the message. His cabinet confirmed that they learned about the endangerment of the said officials, and that "investigations have been launched".

Nikolić's associates were quoted as saying that he "insisted that Tadić and his family receive maximum protection even after Tadić was out of office".

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