After nine months of research of the Federal police the bosnian narco bozidar ratkovic member of the Los Balcanes cartel, took the bait in March, when the criminal organization which leads inserted 149 packages with a total approximate weight of 165 kilos with 610 grams of cocainein a container belonging to the company Uranga Trading SA
The international operation named “Promises of the East” ended with bosnian arrests who was caught in a parking lot of an Escobar hypermarket, when he was trying to escape to Bolivia with a false Brazilian document. Their eight accomplicesthey also had no luck and were arrested including their lawyer, who was arrested in the country Boca Raton by Pilar.
In addition to the arrests 1.2 kilos of marijuana and 575 buds, 312,882 dollars, 1,091,285 pesos, four trucks, two cars, a motorcycle, a quad, weapons, cell phones and other items of interest to the cause were seized.
In the case, the federal judge of Campana Adrián González Charvay and the prosecutor Sebastian Alberto Bringas.
How was the investigation that ended with the arrests?
It should be noted that it is presumed that the organization operated for a year and a half, based in Zárate from where ships full of merchandise set sail for Europe.
It was on April 1 when the ship sailed “Great France” of the Grimaldi company, bound for the European continent. After passing through a port in Brazil, she docked for the first time in the port of Santa Cruz, in Tenerife, Spain, at the end of the same month.
The organization did not know that it was being monitored by agents of the General Directorate of Anti-Drug Operations of the Paraná Waterways of the PFAunder the command of Commissioner Carlos Rodríguez Adrover and the Customs Departmentin charge of Walter Guillerme.
So when the ship reached its destination, the boat was boarded by the police. In the marked container they found bricks of cocaine, inside blue bags that bore the portraits of Alphonse Gabriel Capone (Al Capone) and Nemesio Ruben Oseguera Cervantesalias “El Mencho”, the head of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, from Mexico.
The operation was possible thanks to the steps taken by PROCUNAR and the Special Anti-Drug Prosecutor’s Office of the Kingdom of Spain based on the existing cooperation within the Network of Anti-Drug Prosecutors of the Ibero-American Association of Public Ministries (RFAI).
Who is the arrested Bosnian narco?
Bozidar Ratkovic, better known as “Bozo”, he fought in the Balkan war. In addition, it is presumed that he would have been part of the intelligence services.
According to his background, he is accused of committing the murder of an Italian policeman, so that he is part of the Interpol red list and was required by the Italian and Brazilian Justice.
In 2010 he was caught in Puerto Alegre, after being related to the trafficking of 500 kilos of cocaine, valued at 1,230,000 euros, which were seized on a river boat near Manaus, a city in the Amazon, in 2008.
In Brazil, the criminal organization led by the Serbian established a base in Florianópolis and dedicated itself to exporting, through ships of cargo or tourism, of cocaine acquired in South American countriesmainly Bolivia, for sale in Europe and South Africa.
When he was arrested in that country, Ratkovic used the nickname “Doctor” and the false name of Slobodan Njegic, identity with which he was confined in the Charqueadas High Security Penitentiary, until fingerprints showed that it was “Bozo ”.
In Argentina it happened four years in prison for drug trafficking, and was released in 2020, in the midst of a pandemic. Although he was based in Bolivia and Brazil, he came and went with a false document.