- Category: Defence&Security
- Published on Monday, 02 December 2019 11:08
November 29, 2019
Serbia’s Security-Information Agency (BIA) said on Friday it filed criminal charges for espionage against two men, N1 reported
BIA filed charges against Nikola Kajkic and Drazen Letic before the Higher Prosecutors’ Office in the northern town of Sremska Mitrovica.
The Agency said it collected data which showed that Letic, Serbia’s former police officer, was gathering intelligence information in Serbia and passing them on foreign intelligence officers.
He, BIA said, did that under orders from Croatia’s security and political structures and secret agents of the Croatian Security-Intelligence Agency (SOA) and was paid for those activities.
“Letic is a part of a network of several Serbia’s nationals, formed and used by Nikola Kajkic, Croatian national, an inspector for terrorism and extreme violence at the Vukovar – Srijem Police Department, and the head of the Croatian National Police Union, to collect intelligence data, to recruit persons from this area for cooperation with the Croatian judiciary as well as to obtain information that can be abused in foreign policy to discredit Serbia, “ BIA said.
Kajkic, BIA said, was especially active in gathering information related to investigations on crimes against Croatians in the 1991-1995 war, especially those already dealt with by the Special Department for War Crimes at the Belgrade District Court.
The Agency said Kajkic’s work was illegal, outside the existing channels between the two countries, “and under orders of some rightist political structures in Croatia and its intelligence service to challenge the capability of Serbia’s judiciary before the international institutions.”
BIA said Letic was arrested on July 13, 2019, in an international police raid by Serbia, Croatia, Czech Republic and Switzerland, as a member of an organized crime group led by an American national Michael Dokovic (real name Ilmija Frluckic) during an attempt to smuggle 600 kilogrammes of cocaine worth 18 million Euros, from Uruguay to Switzerland.
Kajkic is not within reach of Serbia’s investigators and is outside the country, BIA says.