• Serbia: Crime Group Used Industrial Meat Grinder to Get Rid of Victims

    A criminal group in Serbia has most likely used an industrial meat grinder to get rid of bodies of its victims, Serbian police and forensic experts said after having detected a number of different human DNA samples on the machine and the walls of the room.

  • Montenegro Police Arrest Kavač Clan Boss, Slobodan Kašćelan

    Montenegrin police said they have arrested five suspected members of a criminal group involved in usury, bribery, extortion and drug trafficking. The operation took place in the coastal city of Kotor, the home of two of the Balkans most dangerous mafia clans.

  • Portuguese Authorities Arrest Members of Montenegrin Mafia

    Authorities in Portugal said on Saturday that they have arrested two alleged members of a Montenegrin criminal organization who are sought in the Balkans for extortion and drug trafficking.

  • KRIK Faces Pro-Government Tabloid Smear Campaign

    Serbia’s pro-government media launched a coordinated smear campaign against reporters of the investigative outlet KRIK on Tuesday, linking them to a recently arrested crime boss the same reporters investigated and determined to have frequently socialized with the president’s son.

  • Bosnian Police Arrest Suspected Montenegrin Mafia Members

    Police in Bosnia detained three men believed to be members of one of Montenegro’s two criminal clans known for drug smuggling and for their years-long bloody rivalry that has so far taken more than 170 lives on both sides.

  • Serbian Police Arrest 17 Suspected Members of a Mafia Group

    With the help of Serbia’s Security and Intelligence Agency (BIA), police in Belgrade arrested 17 people suspected of being members of an organized group that committed serious crimes, including kidnappings and murders, Serbian authorities said Thursday.

  • Serbian President Pledges to “Fight the Lies” About His Son

    After reporters again caught his son in company of alleged members of a drug trafficking clan, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić hinted on Friday that journalists were painting a target on his son’s forehead but that he will fight with all the strength he has and “defeat their lies.”

  • KRIK: Serbian President’s Son Again in Company of Mafia Suspects

    Following a tip from a reader, a reporter from OCCRP’s Serbian partnerKRIK managed on Wednesday evening to take a photo of the son of Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić in company with organized crime figures, adding proof to previous allegations about Danilo Vučić’s connections with the underworld.

  • Ukraine Media: Wife Shot Back at Assassins of Kavač Clan Boss, 5 Nabbed

    A week after the alleged leader of a Montenegrin drug trafficking clan was badly injured in an assassination attempt in Ukraine, investigative journalists reported that the victim’s wife saved his life when she shot at the assassins. Another report said five were arrested, among them a local policeman - a claim authorities deny.

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