Serbia and Spain to Negotiate Extradition of Luka Bojovic
Serbian and Spanish authorities will meet in Madrid next week to discuss the extradition of Luka Bojovic and two other Serbian gangsters arrested in Spain in February, a Serbian Justice Ministry official said Sunday.
Bojovic is a prominent figure in the Zemun organized crime group based near the Serbian capital of
The three men were arrested on February 9, in
The Serbian delegation is bringing new evidence of crimes Bojovic’s group is accused of in Serbia to convince Spain to extradite the three criminals. Bojovic, Milisavljevic and Petric have already been convicted in
However, State Secretary at the Ministry of Justice Slobodan Homen told Tanjug news that the Serbian side recognizes the interests of the Spanish people in putting Bojovic on trial in Spain for the crimes he committed in the country. He added that the Serbian judiciary will try to reach an agreement with their Spanish counterparts to try Bojovic and his group in
He added that the Serbian authorities are also very interested to know how Bojovic and his gang financed themselves while in
Homen told Tanjug that in addition to the Bojovic case, the goal of the meeting is also to discuss the development of cooperation between
In mid-March, the Spanish police uncovered the remains of a man determined to be Zemun gang member Milan Jurisic, who was murdered and dismembered, possibly by his fellow gang members. Jurisic’s murder was allegedly described in detail in one of the coded notes found in Bojovic’s possession when he was arrested.
The Serbian delegation will be led by Minister of Justice Snezana Malovic. Malovic will be joined by Homen, and State Prosecutor Zagorka Dolovac. They will meet with Spanish Minister of Justice Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, Secretary of State for Justice Fernando Roman, the General Director for International Legal Coordination Angel Llorente and State Prosecutor Eduardo Torres-Dulce.