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Regional co-operation leads to arrest of reputed drug boss

Regional co-operation leads to arrest of reputed drug boss

After five years on the run, suspected drug lord Darko Saric is apprehended in a joint operation between Serbia and Montenegro.

A motorcade carrying Darko Saric arrives in Belgrade. [AFP]

RS marks 15 years since NATO aggression against Serbia

BANJA LUKA - Republika Srpska (RS) on Monday marked the Remembrance Day for the victims of the 1999 NATO aggression against Serbia, then part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which also included Montenegro.

Montenegro Urged to Stop Gender-Selective Abortions

The Council of Europe's human rights commissioner Nils Muiznieks called on the Montenegrin authorities on Sunday to educate health professionals and adopt strict guidelines in order to prevent selective abortions.

According to the UN, some 100 girls are born for every 110 boys in Montenegro, while the usual ratio is 100 to 102-104.

Montenegro Ruling Party Replaces Controversial Mayor

After months of speculation about who will succeed Mugosa as mayor of the capital, the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS, on Thursday named the Minister of Education, Slavoljub Stijepovic, as head of the list in the Podgorica local elections scheduled for May.

"Serbia's stance should be close to that of EU"

"Serbia's stance should be close to that of EU"

BELGRADE -- European Parliament Rapporteur for Serbia Jelko Kacin says Serbia is expected to take a similar stance towards Ukraine as the European Union.

Winners of Young Balkan Designers 2014 competition

BELGRADE – Belgrade-based cultural organization Mikser, in association with the Croatian Design Association and Public Room from Skopje, announced results of the Young Balkan Designers 2014 competition on Thursday.

"Caretaker cabinet has no comment on EU sanctions"

"Caretaker cabinet has no comment on EU sanctions"

BELGRADE -- Serbia did not take a stand on EU's sanctions imposed against officials of the ousted authorities in Ukraine "because the government is in a technical mandate."

The caretaker government "cannot comment on such situations," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Beta on Thursday.

Phebe Novakovic provided plane to take Saric to Podgorica

POWERFUL SERBIAN WOMAN PROVIDED TRANSPORT FOR SARIC Phebe Novakovic provided plane to take Saric to Podgorica

Former CIA officer of Serbian origin is a director of the company that provided a plane by which suspected drug lord Darko Saric was taken to Podgorica.

There were contacts between government and criminals

BELGRADE - Serbia's Justice Minister Nikola Selakovic said on Wednesday, commenting on the arrest of drug lord Darko Saric, that there was basis to suspect there had been contacts between government officials and criminal organizations.

The most important thing is that Saric is in the hands of the authorities and that he will appear before court on Monday, he told TV Pink.

Darko Šarić case - key moments

Darko Šarić case - key moments

BELGRADE -- Alleged drug lord Darko Šarić first grabbed the headlines in October 2009 when the Uruguayan police seized 2.8 tons of cocaine at the port of Santiago Vazquez.

Suspected drug boss placed in 60-day detention

Suspected drug boss placed in 60-day detention

BELGRADE -- Darko Šarić, who was arrested and transferred to Belgrade this morning, has been remanded in custody for 60 days by the Special Court for Organized Crime.

Minister: Šarić was not hiding in Montenegro

Minister: Šarić was not hiding in Montenegro

PODGORICA -- Montenegrin Justice Minister Duško Marković has said that Darko Šarić was in Montenegro only for a short time on Tuesday morning.

The suspected drug lord "saw his family at the airport in Podgorica," the minister specified, and added:

Krivokapic: Serbia-Montenegro cooperation proves successful

SARAJEVO/PODGORICA - Montenegrin Parliament Speaker Ranko Krivokapic has said that the cooperation between Serbia and Montenegro proved successful, referring to the arrest of fugitive drug lord Darko Saric that was carried out in cooperation between the public bodies of the two countries.

Markovic: Saric’s transfer operation took one hour

PODGORICA – Montenegrin Justice Minister Dusko Markovic has said that Darko Saric was handed over to Serbian authorities Tuesday morning and noted that it is definite that operational efforts of the two countries’ services led to the locating of the most wanted drug lord.

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