Friday, July 3, 2015 - 16:25
Serbian drug gang member arrested in Amsterdam
The police arrested Darko T., who is suspected of being a gang member of a notorious Serbian drug organization, in Amsterdam-West on Thursday night, the Public Prosecutor announced on Friday. According to the Public Prosecutor, the drug organization is widely involved in cocaine trade. Justice in Serbia had issued an international arrest warrant for T., along with a requested extradition. "For some time there have been signals that T. may be hiding in the Netherlands", the Prosecutor said. According to information provided by the Serbian authorities, T. is a member of Darko Saric's notorious drug organization. Saric was arrested last year in a joint action consisting of Serbian, Argentinian and American police officers and judicial authorities after a large shipment of cocaine was intercepted in Uruguay. T. lived in Italy in 2008 and 2009. There he was allegedly involved in large-scale cocaine trafficking between South American and Western Europe. "He visited Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay for drug business and allegedly prepared the purchase of 2,171 kilos of cocaine that would have been transported to Western Europe by boat", the prosecutor said. "This shipment was intercepted and that was the start of what became known as Operation Balkan Warrior." T. is of both Montenegrin and Dutch nationality. His extradition request will be handled by the Amsterdam District Court.