Biography for Darko Šarić,
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According to Serbian authorities, Darko Šarić was leader of powerful Balkan criminal organization which had for a years trafficking cocaine from South America through Balkan, Italy and Slovenia to Western Europe and had profited around billion euros each year. Company records show that most of money Šarić laundered by investing it in privatization of important hotels in Serbia and in buying companies from people who were charged or convinced for involvement in organized crime, mostly cigarette smuggling. Also, Šarić got 30 millions Euro when he sold Serbia's leading distribution company ŠTAMPA SISTEM to the German media concern WAZZ.
Darko Šarić was unknown to the public until October 2009 when more than 2 tons of cocaine was seized near the Uruguayan cost in international police action with code name Balkan warrior. Šarić was soon named by Serbian authorities as leader of powerful Balkan criminal organization which was involved in cocaine trafficking from South America (Colombia-Argentina-Uruguay) through Balkan countries, Italy and Slovenia to Western Europe. According to Slobodan Homen, secretary in Ministry of Justice of Serbia, Šaric and his group had profited around billion euros each year in last couple of years. List of Šaric companies show that he laundered money by investing it in privatization of important hotels in Serbia, but also in buying companies and property from people who were charged or convinced for involvement in organized crime, mostly cigarette smuggling. Just in the sale of Serbia's leading distribution company ŠTAMPA SISTEM to German media concern WAZZ, Šarić earned 30 million Euro in ''clean'' money. Beside this, Šaric controlled many other companies in Serbia and Montenegro which were involved in various activities, from media and construction to kindergartens and night clubs. Darko Šarić fled before he was arrested, but some of his associates were arrested and are on or awaiting trial. Some members of his group now live in Montenegro where the government has so far not acted to arrest them and extradite them to countries where they are wanted. Darko Šarić's real assets in Serbia have been seized by the state but he still allegedly has property in Montenegro.