An illegal migrant who was arrested by police in Bihać is suspected of participating in the murder of five people, confirmed the commander of Unsko-Sanska County Police Mujo Koričić in an interview for Bihać TV USK.
Koričić said that this was a person who was arrested two weeks ago for other criminal offenses, and additional verifications found that there was an arrest warrant made for him because he was charged with murdering five illegal migrants during a mutual conflict in Macedonia.
‘That man is here,’ said the police commander
Koričić did not confirm the identity of the arrested but pointed out that the police in the Bihać area face a growing number of criminal offenses due to the migration crisis.
Over the past four months, the police have recorded 250 criminal offenses: attempted murder, rape, serious theft, and burglary in residential and other buildings, he said. After taking additional measures, the situation was stabilized and there were no new criminal offenses related to migrants in the past week, Koričić added.
He announced that additional measures would be taken after the opening of new migrant accommodation centers in the Bihac area to prevent their stay in the open and control their movement.
The goal is to close an improvised camp at a former student home in the settlement of Borići where a part of the migrants are staying in tents, the police commander said and explained “The plan is to finish by the end of next week,” the police commander said.
Koričić claims that the arrival of new migrants in Unsko-sanska County has been prevented in the past days. Over the past six days, about 700 migrants have been returned from the county borders, he said.
‘There is no entry into the county until further notice’ , Koričić said, but he also confirmed that the accommodation capacities in the centers in Sarajevo where the migrants return are already filled and now the question is what will happen to those who mostly go to the capital of BiH when they manage to enter that country.
Koričić believes that this is a new problem that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has to deal with now and the only permanent solution is to close the border with Serbia and Montenegro.
Article translated into English from www.tportal.hr