Darko Šarić,


Name: DarkoSurname: Šarić,AKA:
Date of birth: Oct. 21, 1970Place of birth: Pljevlja, MontenegroNationality: Serbian/MontenegrinAddress:
Spouse: Nataša Šarić (former wife in Serbia), Veronika Polačekova (former wife in Slovakia)Children: 3 Interests: Šarić controlled companies in Serbia and Montenegro.
Alleged Illegal Activities: Cocaine trafficking, money launderingSource: Indictments against Šarić, Certificate of Citizenship, Company records
Additional Information:
Biography
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.
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Countries of Residence
Montenegro
Serbia
Slovakia
Countries Used as "Safe Heaven"
Montenegro
Countries Operating In
Serbia
Montenegro
Italy
Slovenia
Argentina
Uraguay
Colombia
Brazil
United States of America
Czech Republic

Associates

Persons with some association whether legally or personally with the party
First NameSurnameAKAConnectionDate of BirthDescriptionSource
GoranSokovićOrganizer of cocaine trafficking groupDec. 5, 1971Goran Soković, along with Darko Šarić and Željko Vujanović, organized a criminal group police say were involved in trafficking cocaine from South America to Western Europe in from 2008 until October 15, 2009. Soković was charged in April 2010 and since then he is a fugitive from Serbia. In early February 2010, Soković surrendered to the authorities in Montenegro, but was soon released. Serbian prosecution charged him three more times with cocaine smuggling. According to indictments, Soković was very close associate of Darko Šarić and he was charged as one of the organizers of the criminal group. Soon after first indictment, the state seized his 3 apartments in Belgrade. Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, April 2010; Prosecution information for public, 21.01.2010,List of seized assets from Darko Šarić and his associates, Ministry of justice; Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 27.06.2011; Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group 22.08.2011; Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group 26.10.2012
ŽeljkoVujanovićDebeli Organizer of cocaine trafficking groupJan. 13, 1978Vujanović, Šaric's cousin, along with Darko Šarić and Goran Soković, organized a criminal group police say were involved in trafficking cocaine from South America to Western Europe from 2008 until October 15, 2009. He was also manager of Šarić's night club CASSINO in town Kragujevac. Vujanović was charged in April 2010 and now he is in detention, on trial. State seized his property. After this indictment, Serbian prosecution charged him three more time with organizing cocaine smuggling. According to the indictments, Vujanović together with Šarić and Soković was one of organizers of the criminal group. He was in charge of recruiting new members of the group and for transmitting orders from group organizers to other members.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, April 2010; Prosecution information for public, 21.01.2010, List of seized assets from Darko Šarić and his associates, Ministry of justice; Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 27.06.2011; Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group 22.08.2011; Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group 26.10.2012
DejanŠekularacMember of cocaine trafficking groupMay. 1, 1980Wanted by Interpol for involvement in smuggling more than 2 tons of cocaine from South America. In Febraury 2010 Montenegrin police arrested Šekularac, but they didn't extradited him to Serbia. After 96 hours of police detention, Šekularac was released. He now lives freely in Montenegro.Interpol, Media
BorisLabanMember of cocaine trafficking groupOct. 5, 1976Wanted by Interpol for involvement in smuggling more than 2 tons of cocaine from South America. Owner of PARKING SERVIS in Berane, Montenergo. Laban was arrested in Montenegro in 2010, after which he was extradited to Serbia. According to the documents obtained by OCCRP, Boris Laban made plea agreement with Serbian prosecutors and he got 10 years and 6 months of prison. Interpol, Central Registry of the Commercial Court in Podgorica; Boris Laban Plea Agreement; Media
MarkoPandrcMember of cocaine trafficing groupJan. 31, 1980Marko Pandrc is charged with involvement in a cocaine trafficking in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. He is now a fugitive.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, April 2010; Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 27.06.2011.
MilošPandrcMember of cocaine trafficking groupJun. 5, 1982Brother of Marko Pandrc. He was charged with transferring information from group leaders to his brother and rest of group members who were in South America. He was arrested in October 2009, after which state seized his 2 apartments in Belgrade. In march 2012, Pandrc made a plea agreement with Serbian Prosecution Office after which he was sentenced to 10 years and 6 months.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, April 2010; Prosecution information for public, 21.10.2009, List of seized assets from Darko Šarić and his associates, Ministry of Justice; Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 27.06.2011; Miloš Pandrc Verdict, 27.03.2012
BoškoNedićMember of cocaine trafficking groupNov. 29, 1975Boško was charged in April 2010 and August 2011 with involvement in trafficking cocaine in Italy and South America. Before this, in May 2005 he was fined by a court in Užice for violation of traffic safety. In October 1999 he was sentenced to 5 months by a court in Užice for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition and using drugs. Now he is a fugitive.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 12.04.2010, Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 22.08.2011; Verdict from 20.05.2005, Verdict from 12.10.1999
NenadNovakovićMember of cocaine trafficking groupFeb. 20, 1975Charged in April 2010 with involvement in a cocaine trafficking in South America. Now he is a fugitive.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 12.04.2010
DraškoVukovićMember of cocaine trafficking groupOct. 31, 1977Vuković was charged in April 2010 with involvement in trafficking cocaine in South America. Before this, he was sentenced for 2 years in Luxembourg for drug trafficking. He escaped from prison in Denmark after he was arrested for drug trafficking. He is now a fugitive.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 12.04.2010, Media
DarkoTošićMember of cocaine trafficking groupAug. 23, 1970Tošić was charged in April 2010 for transferring information from group leaders to group members who were in South America. He is now a fugitive.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 12.04.2010
MarkoVorotovićMember of cocaine trafficking groupAug. 22, 1980Charged in April 2010 with transferring information from group leaders to group members who were in South America. He is now in prison.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 12.04.2010;Prosecution information for public,26.11.2009.
NikolaPavlovićNidža, Džoni, CikiMember of cocaine trafficking groupJun. 28, 1980Charged in April 2010 with transferring information from group leaders to group members who were in South America. He was arrested in October 2009 and in March 2012 he made a plea agreement with Serbian Prosecution after which he was sentenced to 8 years of prison.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 12.04.2010;Prosecution information for public,26.11.2009; Verdict, 23.03.2012
DraganLabudovićGago, LabudMember of cocaine trafficking groupApr. 17, 1973Charged in April 2010 with transferring information from group leaders to group members who were in South America. Owner of company LD COM in Berane, Montenegro. State seized his apartment in Belgrade. Labudović was arrested in October 2009 in Belgrade. Although Argentina has sought his extradition, Serbian Ministry of Justice issued a decision not to extradite Labudović. In November 2012, Labudović and Serbian Prosecution Office mad a plea agreement by which he got 9-year prison sentence.In 1994 Labudović was charged because he together with his brother shot a man in room in student city in Belgrade. For this act, in 2000 he was sentenced to one year parole.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 12.04.2010, Central Registry of the Commercial Court in Podgorica; Prosecution information for public, 21.10.2009, List of seized assets from Darko Šarić and his associates, Ministry of justice; Dragan Labudović Plea Agreement; Dragan Labudović Court records
DejanRakićRakaMember of cocaine trafficking groupJan. 5, 1976Charged in April 2010 with involvement in trafficking cocaine in Italy and transferring information from group leaders to group members who were in South America. He was arrested and state seized his car. In March 2012, Rakić made a plea agreement with Serbian Prosecution after which he was sentenced to 8 years in prison, including time he spent in detention.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 12.04.2010;Prosecution information for public, 21.10.2009,List of seized assets from Darko Šarić and his associates, Ministry of justice; Dejan Rakić Plea Agreement
MilošCajićMember of cocaine trafficking groupMar. 31, 1980Charged in April 2010 with involvement in cocaine trafficking in South America. Now he is in prison.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 12.04.2010
RadanAdamovićMember of cocaine trafficking groupSep. 5, 1975Charged in April 2010 with involvement in cocaine trafficking to Western Europe and drug dealing in Serbia. Soon after arrest, he became cooperating witness in the case against Šarić and his group. Before this, in July 2008 a court in Pančevo sentenced him to 9 months for forgery of documents. In January 2000 a court in Kragujevac sentenced him to 2 years and 4 months for attempted murder, illegal possession of weapons and ammunition and forgery of documents. In June 1997 a court in Požarevac sentenced him to 2 years for robbery. Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 12.04.2010; Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 27.06.2011; Indictment and verdict from 09.07.2008, Verdict from 10.01.2000, Verdict from 30.06.1997; Prosecution information for public, 21.10.2009.
Miloš KrpovićMišoMember of cocaine trafficking groupDec. 13, 1976Charged in April 2010 with involvement in falsification of documents and cash transferring between group members. Owner of STR FORTUNA. State seized his apartment in Belgrade. He was arrested in October 2009 and in March 2012 Krpović made a plea agreement with Serbian Prosecution. According to the verdict, Miloš Krpović was sentenced to 2 years and 9 months of prison.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 12.04.2010, Serbian Business Regsiter Agency; Prosecution information for public, 21.10.2009,List of seized assets from Darko Šarić and his associates, Ministry of justice; Miloš Krpović Verdict 27.03.2012
NebojšaJoksovićJoksaMember of cocaine trafficking groupMar. 8, 1971Charged in April 2010 with involvement in cocaine trafficking in Italy. Owner of construction company DONT PLUS, owner of bakery MILKA PLUS, co-owner of printing company BMG-NM. He is in prison.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 12.04.2010, Serbian Business Regsiter Agency
BorislavTunjićMember of cocaine trafficking groupOct. 16, 1954Charged in April 2010 with involvement in cocaine trafficking in Italy. He is in prison. The state seized his property.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 12.04.2010,List of seized assets from Darko Šarić and his associates, Ministry of justice
MirkoKneževićmember of cocaine trafficking groupSep. 25, 1951Charged in April 2010 that he was hiding Nebojša Joksović in his apartment in Belgrade.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 12.04.2010
MilošNikolićmember of cocaine trafficking groupDec. 17, 1979Charged in April 2010 that he was helping in hiding Nebojša Joksović. Owner of printing company MN ŠTAMPARIJA and co-owner of printing company BMG-NM.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 12.04.2010, Serbian Business Regsiter Agency
AnastazijeMartinčićtransporter of cocaine He was arrested and charged in Uruguay in October 2009 for transporting 2 tones of cocaine on yacht MAUI. He was also charged in Croatia for involvement in smuggling protected species of shellfish.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 12.04.2010, Media
StanislavUdrihmember of cocaine grupe Arrested in Italy in January 2009 as member of Darko Šarić narco-clan. In his apartment in Italy was found 214,5 kg of cocaine. He is in prison.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 12.04.2010
DraganGaćešamember of cocaine trafficking group Arrested in Italy in January 2009 as member of Darko Šarić narco-clan. He is in prison.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 12.04.2010
MiloradStijepovićmember of cocaine trafficking group Arrested in Italy in January 2009 as member of Darko Šarić narco-clan. He is in prison.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 12.04.2010
DraganTošičleader of Slovenian branch of narco trafficking group Tošić was arrested in Ljubljana, Slovenija, with 16 members of his group in May 2010. He is charged that he was organizing cocaine trafficking through Slovenia for Darko Šarić. He is owner of cafe RANDEVU and cafe LE PETITE in center of Ljubljana.Ministry of interior of Slovenia, Slovenian Business Register
MiralemLucevićmember of Slovenian branch of narco group He was arrested in May 2010 as member of Dragan Tošić group.Ministry of interior of Slovenia
MirzetLucevićmember of Slovenian branch of narco group He was arrested in May 2010 as member of Dragan Tošić group.Ministry of interior of Slovenia
DraganBjelkašmember of Slovenian branch of narco group He was arrested in May 2010 as member of Dragan Tošić group.Ministry of interior of Slovenia
JakobRimškarmember of Slovenian branch of narco group He was arrested in May 2010 as member of Dragan Tošić group.Ministry of interior of Slovenia
SuzanaRimškarmember of Slovenian branch of narco group He was arrested in May 2010 as member of Dragan Tošić group.Ministry of interior of Slovenia
PeterKhermajermember of Slovenian branch of narco group He was arrested in May 2010 as member of Dragan Tošić group.Ministry of interior of Slovenia
AnesSilmanmember of Slovenian branch of narco group He was arrested in May 2010 as member of Dragan Tošić group.Ministry of interior of Slovenia
BoštijanKopčićmember of Slovenian branch of narco group He was arrested in May 2010 as member of Dragan Tošić group.Ministry of interior of Slovenia
RobertŠabićmember of Slovenian branch of narco group He was arrested in May 2010 as member of Dragan Tošić group.Ministry of interior of Slovenia
DejanZupanmember of Slovenian branch of narco group He was arrested in May 2010 as member of Dragan Tošić group.Ministry of interior of Slovenia
MarkoBublićmember of Slovenian branch of narco groupApr. 8, 1983He was arrested in May 2010 as member of Dragan Tošić group.Ministry of interior of Slovenia
DžemaliMandžukamember of Slovenian branch of narco group He was arrested in May 2010 as member of Dragan Tošić group.Ministry of interior of Slovenia
SandraUdrihmember of Slovenian branch of narco group He was arrested in May 2010 as member of Dragan Tošić group.Ministry of interior of Slovenia
ValterAbramovičmember of Slovenian branch of narco group He was arrested in May 2010 as member of Dragan Tošić group. Owner of SAVETOVANJE VALTER ABRAMOVIĆ S.P. registered in Koper, Slovenija in 2006.Ministry of interior of Slovenia, Slovenian Business Register
TadejPoljakmember of Slovenian branch of narco group He was arrested in May 2010 as member of Dragan Tošić group. Owner of TADEJ POLJAK - IZVRŠITELJ, founded in Koper, Slovenija in 2009.Ministry of interior of Slovenia, Slovenian Business Register
ZdenkaKondićmember of Slovenian branch of narco group He was arrested in May 2010 as member of Dragan Tošić group.Ministry of interior of Slovenia
NebojšaJestrovićmember of group involved in money launderingJan. 1, 1971 Jestrović, who was born in Pljevlje, had participated in the most important Šarić’s investment in the Serbian economy. He led, in the name of the company MUNICIPUM S, a consortium that bought the THU PALIĆ AD and hotels PREZIDENT and PATRIJA in Subotica and than on auctions in 2009 hotels PUTNIK and VOJVODINA in Novi Sad. Jestrović is also president of managing board of privatized construction company ADRIACOOP, owned by Slovenian company REMEX and he is owner of SZR TARA. Jestrović recently gave up to the Serbian police, and the state in mid-April seized purchased hotels.Serbian Business Register Agency, Privatization Agency, Central Securities Depository and Clearing House, Belgrade Stock Exchange
RadovanŠtrbaclawyer of Darko Šarić involved in money launderingJan. 12, 1957Štrbac was arrested in February 2010 as member of Darko Šarić group involved in money laundering from cocaine business. According to the Serbian prosecution, he was Šarić's front person who bought companies MLADI BORAC AD and JEDINSTVO in Vojvodina, Northern part of Serbia. According to the indictment from August 2010, under the direction of Darko Šarić, Štrbac on his behalf conducted preliminary negotiations on a sale and purchase price of these companies. In that way, he received Šarić's dirty money and invested it in the legal money flows. He was in detention, but in 2011 he was released on bail. State seized some of his property, on suspicion that it was bought with dirty money. Prosecution information for public, 08.02.2010, Serbian Business Register Agency, Privatization Agency,List of seizured assets from Darko Šarić and his associates, Ministry of justice; Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 06.08.2010
DubravkaŠtrbacmoney launderingNov. 23, 1957Arrested in Febraury 2010 for helping her husband Radovan Štrbac in laundering money for Darko Šarić. In may 2011 she was released on bail. Prosecution information for public, 08.02.2010, Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 06.08.2010., Media
StevicaKostićmoney launderingApr. 30, 1949Arrested in February 2010 for helping Radovan Štrbac in laundering money for Darko Šarić. According to the indictment from August 2010, Kostić worked as gardener in Darko Šarić's family house in Novi Sad, and received large amount of dirty money in small denominations which he carried to Radovan and Dubravka Štrbac. Prosecution information for public, 08.02.2010, Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 06.08.2010.
AndrijaKrlovićlawyer of Darko Šarić involved in money launderingDec. 13, 1961Krlović is a former police officer and lawyer who was arrested at 9.March 2010 for involvement in money laundering for Darko Šarić, primarily for his role in the privatized company MITROSREM AD. Krlović also had important role in selling distribution network Štampa to German media group WAZZ.Serbian Business Register Agency, Privatization Agency
JovicaLončarleading companies for Darko ŠarićJan. 20, 1962Lončar was front person for companies that Darko Šarić established in Montenegro and also for Delaware based company MATENIKO LLC through which Šarić invested money in buying hotels in Serbia.Serbian Business Register Agency, Central Registry of the Commercial Court in Podgorica, Statement of Harvard Business Services INC - registered agent of Mateniko LLC
MiroMrdakleading companies for Darko ŠarićDec. 7, 1965He is, together with Lončar, owner of Delaware based company MATENIKO LLC through which Šarić invested money in buying hotels in Serbia.Serbian Business Register Agency, Statement of Harvard Business Services INC - registered agent of Mateniko LLC
DuškoŠarićDarko Šarić's brotherAug. 8, 1978Owner of various companies in Montenegro and real estates in Serbia and Montenegro.Central Registry of the Commercial Court in Podgorica, Real estate administration of Montenegro
DanijelaŠarićDarko Šarić's sisterJun. 17, 1972Owner of companies in Montenegro and Serbia and real estates in Montenegro.Serbian Business Register Agency, Central Registry of the Commercial Court in Podgorica, Real estate administration of Montenegro
IvankaŠarićDarko Šarić's motherAug. 2, 1949Owner of companies in Montenegro and real estates in Montenegro.Central Registry of the Commercial Court in Podgorica, Real estate administration of Montenegro
MarkoŠarićleading security company for Darko ŠarićFeb. 12, 1955Marko, born in Pljevlje, is Darko's uncle and owner of security company TOTAL SECURITY SYSTEM which is registered on Duško Šarić's apartment.Serbian Business Register Agency, Gun permits
DaniloOdovićdirector in companyAug. 12, 1976Danilo, born in Pljevlje, is former police officer who works as director in TOTAL SECURITY SYSTEM.Serbian Business Register Agency
ArsoŠarićDarko Šarić's relative Arso was arrested in 2007 for heroin trafficking, together with his 3 associates – Dejan Despotović, Darko Devedžić and Igor Dimić. More than 20 kg of heroine was found in car in garage that Duško and Darko Šarić owned. Duško Šarić explained that one of the arrested, Arso Šarić, was his cousin and he had given him the garage key gave because he was taking care of his car.According to Arso’s testimony, he couldn’t find any job in Montenegro, so Duško Šarić called him to come to Belgrade and hired him to help him and his wife Svetlana with housekeeping. Arso also said that Duško paid rent for apartment in which he lived and was giving him monthly salary of 300 Euros. In 2008 Arso Šarić was sentenced to 5 years in prison.Court records - Šarić, Despotović, Devedžić, Dimić
DejanDespotović Destpotović was arrested in 2007 for heroin trafficking, together with Dimić, Devedžić and Arso Šarić. In the court, he testified that he was working in nightclub Vanilla, owned by Duško Šarić. Police raided his apartment and found a safe with 147.000 Euros, which he claimed were derived from the sale of family land in Montenegro. Police also found money counting machine, which according to Despotović, he brought from club Vanilla.The Šarić brothers were never charged in the case despite owning the garage. “I’ve known Dejan Despotović for seven years… He at one time worked for me in the club that I have in Pljevlja, as a waiter. Despotović has recently lived in Belgrade… and ran my cafe – Vanilla Club... I was paying Despotović €400 Euros per month,” Duško Šarić told the judge.In 2008 he was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison.Court records- Šarić, Despotović, Devedžić, Dimić
IgorDimić Dimić was arrested in 2007 for heroin trafficking, together with Despotović, Devedžić and Arso Šarić. According to the verdict, in his car were found more than 20 kg of heroine. In 2008 he was sentenced to almost 8 years in prison.Duško Šarić testified as witness in court and said that he doesn't know Igor Dimić.Court records- Šarić, Despotović, Devedžić, Dimić
DarkoDedžević Devedžić was arrested in 2007 for heroin trafficking, together with Despotović, Dimić and Arso Šarić. According to the verdict, Dimić gave him his car in which were more than 20 kg of drugs, after what Devedžić parked car in garage owned by Darko and Duško Šarić. Police raised apartment in which Devedžić was living and found firearms. Despotović told the judge at the hearing that Darko Devedžić also worked on the security team in the Duško Šarić's club.In 2008 Devedžić was sentenced to 8 years in prison.Court records- Šarić, Despotović, Devedžić, Dimić
PredragMilosavljevićleading companies for Darko Šarić, money launderingApr. 3, 1951Predrag Milosavljević was arrested in March 2010 for money loundering. According to the indictment, he was formally engaged as a financial expert in Serbian based company MUNICIPIJUM S. In order to cover the real owner, Darko Šarić, Milosavljević formed several off shore companies - LAFINO TRADE LLC, MATENICO LLC, DURABILI LLC and FINANCIAL ANGELS LLC, all based in Delaware, USA. As financial expert, Milosavljević was making simulated contracts for mutual takeover of these offshore companies, which served as the basis for the transfer of dirty money. He was involved in putting that money into legal cash flows, which was used for purchase of several companies in Serbia, states indictment.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 06.08.2010.
Marinko Vučetićleading company for Darko Šarić, money launderingAug. 14, 1976Marinko Vučetić was arrested in March 2010 as member of Darko Šarić group involved in money laundering. Vućetić, as a responsible person - the director of company PALIĆ in Subotica, formally managed the company, on behalf of an organized group led by Darko Šarić. Under the directions of Darko Šarić, that are transferred by Nebojša Jestrović and Andrija Krlović, Vučetić deposited dirty money(in cash)in Metals Bank Novi Sad, falsely portraying that money through documentation, in order to obtain the necessary bank guarantees needed for privatization of the companies PUTNIK and VOJVODINA from Novi Sad, LIPA from Novi Pazar and the purchase of MITROSREM from Sremska Mitrovica.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 06.08.2010.
NikolaDimitrijevićDžoniMember of cocaine trafficking groupJun. 25, 1980Dimitrijević was charged in June 2011 with involving in cocaine trafficking from South America to Western Europe from 2008 until October 15, 2009. According to the indictment, Dimitrijević was in charge for purchasing cocaine, buying and renting houses for the accommodation of cocaine and scheduling purchase of drugs with customers in the Brasil. He is a fugitive now.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 27.06.2011.
MirkoMiodragovićTurčinMember of cocaine trafficking groupJan. 23, 1959Mirko Miodragović was charged in June 2011 with involving in cocaine trafficking from South America to Western Europe from 2008 until October 15, 2009. According to the indictment, Miodragović together with other group members, was in charge with conducting a handover of cocaine in the Brazilian territory, transporting drugs to the rented houses - storage and packing and transporting cocaine to the ships that smuggled cocaine to Europe. He was arrested in January 2011 and in April 2012, he made a plea agreement with Serbian Prosecution Office. According to the verdict, obtained by OCCRP, Miodragović got 7 years and 6 months of prison.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 27.06.2011; Mirko Miodragović Verdict, 25.04.2012
AleksandarMiodragAca TurčinMember of cocaine trafficking groupApr. 13, 1981Miodrag was charged in June 2011 with involving in cocaine trafficking from South America to Western Europe from 2008 until October 15, 2009. Miodrag was dealing with handover of cocaine in the Brazil, transport of drugs to the rented houses which group used as storage. In 2008, Miodrag carried 250.000 Euros from Belgrade to Sao Paolo, plastered around his body, an indictment states. He was arrested in January 2011 and in March 2013 he made a plea agreement with Serbian Prosecution. According to the verdict , Miodrag was sentenced to 4 years of prison.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 27.06.2011; Verdict Aleksandar Miodrag, 07.03.2012
Darko GazdićTeškaMember of cocaine trafficking groupJan. 6, 1968Gazdić was charged in June 2011 with cocaine trafficking from South America to Western Europe from 2008 until October 2009. Under instructions of Nikola Dimitrijević, Darko Gazdić together with other group members, was checking the quality of cocaine, packing drugs in suitable bags and delivering cocaine to the other members of the criminal groups in order to transport drugs via ships to Europe or other customers in the Brazil, an indictment states.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 27.06.2011.
MilanMilovacCiglaMember of cocaine trafficking groupMay. 1, 1974Milovac was charged in August 2011 with involvement in cocaine trafficking and distribution in Italy. As member of Darko Šarić's narco group, he was in charge for selling cocaine in Italy, indictment states. Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 22.08.2011.
ŽivkoSibinskiMikica, ŽikaMember of cocaine trafficking groupDec. 25, 1971Živko Sibinski was charged in August 2011 with involvement in cocaine smuggling and distribution in Italy. In 2009 Sibinski was charged for cocaine possession. Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 22.08.2011; Živko Sibinski Indictment 24.11.2009
BojanStanojkovićBokiMember of cocaine trafficking groupJun. 28, 1970Stanojković was charged in October 2011 with involvement in cocaine trafficking in South America and Italy. According to indictment, in September 2008 Stanojković together with Šarić financed the purchase 320 kilos of cocaine which other organized group members were hiding in house in Milano, Italy. Italian police raided apartments that group used as stacks and found drugs, indictment states. He is still a fugitive.Stanojković was charged in 1995 for attempt of murder in Montenegro. According to the indictment, he shot at man who had shot his brother. For this criminal act, Stanojković was sentenced in 2010 to 3 months in prison and to pay 1.300 Euros of court costs. Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 14.10.2011; Bojan Stanojković Verdict, 29.03.2010
BobanStojiljkovićĐuraMember of cocaine trafficking groupJan. 2, 1973Stojiljković was charged in October 2011 with involvement in cocaine trafficking in South America and Italy. According to indictment, in September 2009 Stojiljković went to Brasil where he together with other group members coordinated buying and transferring of 990 kilograms of cocaine to group member Beljkaš Dragan, who stored cocaine to its further transport to Europe. Boban Stojiljković was arrested in April 2011 and trial is ongoing. Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 14.10.2011
MarkoDabovićMember of cocaine trafficking groupMay. 5, 1969Dabović was charged in October 2011 with involvement in cocaine trafficking from South America to Europe. According to indictment, in September 2009 Dabović went to Brasil where he together with Stojiljković and other group members coordinated in buying and transferring of 990 kilograms of cocaine. He was arrested in April 2011 and trial is ongoing.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 14.10.2011
AleksandraMišićMember of cocaine trafficking groupOct. 10, 1981Mišić was charged in October 2011 with involvement in cocaine trafficking, as a member of the group led by Boban Stojiljković. According to the indictment, Aleksandra Mišić was finding appropriate travel relations and buying airline tickets for Stojiljković and Dabović's trips to South America. Also, she was informing the other members of organized crime group in Latin America about the day of arrival of the Stojiljković and Dabović.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 14.10.2011
AgušErdinčmoney launderingJul. 15, 1968Erdinč Aguš was charged in December 2011 with money laundering. According to the indictment, Aguš as owner of Aguš construction company has made a contract of consortium with company Maestral Tours from Budva, Montenegro, which served as a cover for the placement of dirty money. This consortium bought a company Bratstvo in Preševo in 2009. Serbian Prosecution for fight against Organized Crime says that behind the companies Maestral Tours and Aguš construction "stood illegal capital of organized criminal groups". He is still a fugitive and trial is ongoing.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 09.12.2011
GoranVučkovićmoney launderingDec. 9, 1961Vučković was charged in December 2011 with money laundering. According to the indictment, Vučković was in charge for regulating bank guarantees to a consortium consisted of companies Aguš construction and Maestral Turs, so the consortium can fulfill the conditions for the privatization of Bratstvo company. According to indictment, he carried the cash money in the bank in small denominations, so the group avoid liability application to the Administration for the prevention of money laundering.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 09.12.2011
NebojšaSpasićmoney laundering Oct. 25, 1963Spasić was charged in December 2011 with money laundering. According to the indictment, Spasić, as Branch Manager of Commercial Bank in Vranje, Serbia, used his position in the bank to issue the required bank guarantee to a consortium of companies Aguš construction and Maestral Tours. In this way, consortium has fulfilled necessary conditions for the privatization of the company Bratstvo, indictment stated.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 09.12.2011
NemanjaKrstajićmoney launderingMar. 23, 1982Krstajić was representative of the company Maestral Tours and together with Erdinč Aguš made a contract of consortium, in order to purchase company Bratstvo from Preševo, Serbia. According to the indictment, Krstajić together with Erdinč had important role - to launder money of organized crime group led by Darko Šarić, since it is not easy to relate them with other group members. Nemanja Krstajić was arrested in June 2012 in Montenegro and extradited to Serbia.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 09.12.2011
GoranBogdanovićBocemoney launderingSep. 4, 1970Bogdanović was arrested in September 2011 and charged with money laundering for narco group led by Darko Šarić. According to the indictment, Bogdanović's role were to laid drug money, in the form of deposits, in a Commercial Bank in small amounts in order to avoid liability application to the Administration for the prevention of money laundering. Trial is ongoing.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 09.12.2011
NikolaDimitrijevićmoney launderingOct. 30, 1982Dimitrijević was the owner of DTM Relations, a company Ćopić used as a conduit in the sale of Mitrosrem AD to accused drug lord Darko Šarić. He was charged in 2010 with conspiring with Ćopić and Šarić to launder money. Dimitrijević’s brother in law Branko Lazarević, former chief of staff of the Minister of Interior Ivica Dačić, also was a co-owner of DTM Relations in the period from late 2006 until mid-2007. After the daily newspaper Blic reported that Lazarević was associated with Šarić, over the company DTM Relations, he was transferred from Dačić’s office to work in diplomacy.In January 2011, Dimitrijević cut a deal with the Prosecution for Organized Crime and admitted that he helped Šarić buy Mitrosrem AD. He was sentenced to a year of home detention.Serbian Buisness Registers Agency; Purchase Contract Mitrosrem AD; Interview with Ćopić; Prosecution for Organized crime – Request for investigation; Court Records - Nikola Dimitrijević
NebojšaSretenovićBokser, SreleMember of cocaine trafficking groupApr. 16, 1977Sretenović was charged in October 2012 with cocaine trafficking. Prosecution said that Sretenović as a member of Darko Šarić's narco group, has been actively involved in the purchase, storage and transfer of cocaine from Argentina to Western Europe. According to the cooperation witness Draško Vuković, Sretenović also was a courier who was passing reports on the costs of purchasing cocaine from Agrentina to the group organizers in Serbia. For his role, Sretenović got an apartment in Kragujevac (Serbia), prosecution said. Nebojša is a fugitive.OCCRP obtained court records that show Sretenović was charged in 2000 for participation in kidnapping businessman from Kragujevac, Serbia. He was sentenced in 2002 to 6 years in prison. Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 26.10.2012; Court Records - Nebojša Sretenović
PetarObradovićPero, RopeMember of cocaine trafficking groupJun. 6, 1979Obradović is charged in October 2012 with involvement in cocaine trafficking from South America to Western Europe from 2008 until October 2009. According to the indictment, Obradović participated in loading cocaine to the ship that smuggled drugs from Argentina to Spain. Also, house in La Plata, Agrentina, which group bought for cocaine storing and hiding, was listed as Obradović's property. Now, he is a fugitive, wanted by Serbian authorities.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 26.10.2012
MarkoRačićMember of cocaine trafficking groupSep. 16, 1977Račić was charged in October 2012 with cocaine trafficking. Prosecutor Office in Serbia said that Račić as a member of Darko Šarić's narco group, has been actively involved in the purchase, storage and transfer of cocaine from Argentina to Western Europe. According to the indictment, Marko's brother Vladimir enabled his arrival to Argentina, before which Željko Vujanović approved participation in criminal activities for which Marko is charged. Račić is a fugitive.Indictment against Darko Šarić, 26.10.2012
VladimirRačićMember of cocaine trafficking groupJun. 26, 1980Vladimir, together with his brother Marko, was charged in October 2012 with involvement in cocaine trafficking from South America to Western Europe from 2008 until October 2009. According to the indictment, until April 2009, criminal group bought at least 1.8 tones of cocaine which they smuggled by transoceanic ships owned by Radulović. Vladimir Račić is still a fugitive. According to the court documents from 2005 Vladimir Račić was indicted for selling drugs in Kragujevac, Serbia. Later that year, Račić was sentenced to 2 yeras of prison.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 26.10.2012; Court Records - Vladimir Račić
MihajloĐokovićMember of cocaine trafficking groupJan. 12, 1979Đoković is arrested in Italy for drug smuggling and that court process is still on. In October 2012 he was charged in Serbia for actively participation in buying, storing and smuggling drugs from South America to Western Europe. As a part of Darko Šarić's narco clan, Đoković worked on gathering many earlier drug shipments that organized criminal group sent from Argentina to Europe, but according to the cooperating witness Draško Vuković, he didn't participate in the last ships loading, in April 2009.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 26.10.2012
SrđanPetrovićmoney launderingJun. 28, 1961Petrović, as administrator in the Metals Bank, since February until August 2009, helped the Darko Šarić’s group to issue the necessary bank guarantees which they used for privatizations of several Serbian companies. According to the indictment, he used foreign cash money in the amount of 603 400 Euros, as alleged foreign currency deposits of 42 individuals and didn’t treated these deposits as suspicious transactions, so and failed to take measures within his authority to report these transactions to the Administration for the prevention of money laundering. In which way the money is put into legal and conceal the illicit origin. Organized crime group got bank guarantees for PALIC and DTM Relations so they got an opportunity to investment in companies MITROSREM, PUTNIK, VOJVODINA and LIPA. In January 2011 Petrović made a plea agreement with Serbian Prosecution in which he admitted all allegations in the indictment.Indictment against Srđan Petrović, 14.02.2011
DušanKovačevićmoney launderingMar. 3, 1949According to an indictment, Kovačević helped Darko Šarić organized crime group in money laundering. As deputy of director, Kovačević in concert with Radovan Štrbac, granted custody transfer of dirty money in multiple accounts in order to hide its illegal origin and put in legal cash flow. This money in amount of 455 000 Euros, crime group used to pay part of the purchase price for company Jedinstvo AD, indictment states.Indictment against Dušan Kovačević, 14.02.2011
Dragan DudićOne of the leaders of the criminal groupFeb. 25, 1960Dudić was a leader of Darko Šarić’s cocaine smuggling ring and was murdered in 2010. He was a sailor and owner of Secondo Porto, company based in Kotor and Risan Port. According to records in Montenegro,in late 2006 Radulović transferred 90-percent ownership of the Trecom Company to him. There is no explanation why Radulović would transfer assets worth tens of millions of euro to unknown sailor. In June, 2009, three years after receiving control of Radulović’s company, Dudić gave €265,000 in cash to buy a yacht that was supposed to be used in drug trafficking, according to records of the investigation. In October 2009, Argentina police intercepted the yacht and seized more than two tons of cocaine. In May 2010, Dudić was gunned down in a Kotor café. A local man who has been charged with the crime, Ivan Vračar, says he had been threatened by Dudić, but police have provided no true motive for the crime. Documents in Belgrade shows that at the time of his murder, Dudić was under investigation in Serbia where he was seen as one of leaders of cocaine smuggling network. Exclusive documents show that he was considered a crucial part of Šarić’s gang. Suspect "Dudić, along with Šarić Darko, Soković Goran, Vujanović Željko and several unknown persons, organized this crime group," the document said. Last year, Greek police arrested two of Dudić’s children and charged them with laundering drug money for Šarić and Radulović, who also have been charged but as leaders of the group.Trecom Company records; Dragan Dudić Investigation Document; Greek Police Report; Media
Rodoljub RadulovićOrganizer of the criminal groupNov. 3, 1948Šarić and Radulović were partners in international cocaine smuggling, according to court records and investigative files obtained by OCCRP. Documents show that Radulović and Šarić are targeted by British investigators, the U.S. DEA and South American prosecutors. Citing a confidential report received from the British Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA), Argentinian investigative files provide details of the drug operation. Documents span from April 2009 until March of 2010 and include confidential correspondence between South American and Serbian police, passport information and surveillance. The records say that the bosses of these organized crime structures are called Darko Šarić and Rodoljub Radulović. Last year Greek police arrested four young people and charged them with laundering drug money for Šarić and Radulović, who also have been charged but as leaders of the group. Radulović and Šarić were indicted in October 2012 in Serbia for participating in smuggling 1.8 tones of cocaine from South America to Europe, which was hidden on ships in legal loads of soybeans. According to the indictment, between January and March 2009, Radulović organized arrival of ships "Verti" and "Golden" and arranged transport of goods from Argentina to Spain, as a camouflage for cocaine transport through that route. Indictment against Šarić, Radulović and others from October 2012; Argentina records, which include British SOCA; Greek police Press Release
VeliborVranešleading companies for Darko ŠarićDec. 7, 1978Velibor Vraneš was one of the owners of the Spa Group, company that operated Vanilla nightclub located in the central building of the Socialist Party of Serbia in Belgrade. Vraneš, who is from Šarić’s hometown of Pljevlje, took over one third of the company ownership in 2006 and stayed as owner until July 2007. Vraneš told OCCRP reporters that he was the co-owner during that period, and denied the Šarić brothers were involved.“He (Duško Šarić) was my friend from school, but he doesn't have anything to do with that,” Vraneš said. “I was doing the manager’s part of job. I was bringing in guests (to the club).” Velibor Vraneš also was member of the board of supervisors of a company called Palić, which Šarić controlled. Serbian authorities seized that company after Darko Šarić was indicted and the indictment alleged that Šarić laundered drug money through it.Serbian Business Register Agency; Interview with Velibor Vraneš
VitomirBajićMember of cocaine trafficking groupMar. 13, 1967Bajić was arrested in 2010 in Budva, Montenegro by Interpol wanted list on suspicion that he is a member of Darko Šarić ctriminal group involved in international cocaine smuggling from South America to Europe. In March 2011, Vitomir Bajić was transferred to Italy and in September hanged himself in Italian prison.Italian police report; Media
IvanBegovićMember of cocaine trafficking groupApr. 18, 1981Begović was arrested in Germany as member of Darko Šarić's narco clan which operated in Italy. Italian police report
SrećkoCrljenMember of cocaine trafficking groupJan. 1, 1948Crljen was charged in Italy as member of Šarić's organized group based in Italy. Italian police report
ZlatkoDjordjevićMember of cocaine trafficking groupSep. 10, 1978Djordjević is arrested in Serbia, as member of italian brach of Šarić's criminal group.Italian police report
DraganGaćešaMember of cocaine trafficking groupOct. 12, 1965Gaćeša is member of cell of Šarić's organized group that smuggled cocaine in Italy. During police action called "Loptice", Gaćeša was already detained in the prison of Massa Carrara. Italian police report
LoranGodiceljMember of cocaine trafficking groupMay. 1, 1967Godicelj was arrested as member of cocaine smuggling group during police action "Loptice".Italian police report
JovanaHutterMember of cocaine trafficking groupJul. 6, 1970Hutter was arrested as member of cocaine smuggling group during police action "Loptice" in Italy. Italian police report

Documents
Prosecution information for public, 21.01.2010
Interpol wanted list- Dejan Sekularac
Interpol wanted list- Boris Laban
Prosecution information for public, 21.10.2009.
Bosko Nedic verdict, 20.05.2005
Bosko Nedic verdict,12.10.1999
Radan Adamovic indictment and verdict, 09.07.2008.
Radan Adamovic verdict,10.01.2000.
Radan Adamovic verdict, 30.06.1997
STR FORTUNA
MN ŠTAMPARIJA company records
ADRIACOOP business report 2009
SZR TARA
Prosecution information for public, 08.02.2010
BMG-NM company and court records
Court records- Šarić, Despotović, Devedžić, Dimić
Šarić Duško Testimony, November 2007
Court Records - Nikola Dimitrijević
Court Records - Vladimir Račić
Boris Laban Plea Agreement
Boris Laban Indictment, 20.04.2011
Aleksandar Miodrag Verdict, 07.03.2012
Dejan Rakić Verdict, 23.03.2012
Miloš Pandrc Verdict, 27.03.2012
Mirko Miodragović Verdict, 25.04.2012
Nikola Pavlović Verdict, 23.03.2012
Marko Vorotovic Verdict 26.03.2012
Miloš Krpović Verdict, 27.03.2012
Dragan Labudović Plea Agreement
Indictment against Srđan Petrović, 14.02.2011
Indictment against Dušan Kovačević, 14.02.2011
Bojan Stanojković Verdict, 29.03.2010
Court Records Nebojsa Sretenovic
Dragan Labudović Court records
Živko Sibinski Indictment 24.11.2009


Charges

TypeCharging BodyChargeDateDescriptionSource
IndictmentHigh court in Belgrade - Department for organized crimeorganizing criminal group, drug traffickingApr. 12, 2010Darko Šarić has charged with organizing a criminal group that trafficked cocaine from South America through the Balkans and Italy to Western Europe.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, April 2010
ConvictionCourt in PljevljarobberyOct. 6, 2000In 1993 Darko Šarić and a friend were charged with breaking and entering into a house in Pljevlja and stealing money and jewelery (53 000 Deutsche mark, 9 000 CHF, 3 000 USD, golden necklace, bracelet, rings). In 2000, the Court in Pljevlja released Šarić because of lack of evidence. Darko Šarić verdict, October 2000
ConvictionCourt in Pljevljaillegal posessing of weapons and explosive, causing danger in public, body injuryDec. 31, 1998In June 1996, the Court in Pljevlja sentenced Darko Šarić to 4 months in prison for illegal possession of weapons and explosives, endangering the public and causing bodily injury. In August 1998 Šarić's penalty was reduced to 2 months in prison. In December of 1998, the court finally sentenced Darko Šarić to 3 months in prison.Darko Šarić verdict, December 1998
ConvictionCourt in PljevljarobberyJul. 31, 1992In May of 1991, the Court in Pljevlja sentenced Darko Šarić to one year of probation for burglary of a market. According to the court documents, Šarić and Dejan Posuk stole more then 20 kg cured meat products,but also chocolates, socks, sheets, coffee, cigarettes etc. Darko Šarić verdict, July 1992
IndictmentProsecution for Organized Crime in SerbiaMoney launderingAug. 6, 2010In August 2010 Darko Šarić was charged together with eight associates for money laundering. Prosecution for Organized Crime in Serbia said that group organized by Šarić laundered at least 20 milion of euros. According to the indictment, group used several of shore companies from Delaware, but also companies from Serbia and Montenegro, to put dirty money into legal cash flows.One part of the money, group members invested in the lease of agricultural land, assets and financing operations of the company "Mladi borac", as well as shopping, taking in the privatization and financing business of enterprises "Jedinstvo", "Putnik", "Vojvodina", "Mitrosrem", "Zvezda" and a larger number of other real estate in the Serbia.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 06.08.2010
IndictmentProsecution for Organized Crime in SerbiaMoney launderingMar. 1, 2011According to an indictment Darko Šarić with other defendants used many companies from Serbia, Montenegro and of shore based companies to put dirty money into legal money flows. In late 2008 Šarić made an agreement with Ćopić, owner of company Mitrosrem, about company purchasing. In 2009 they put mortgage on the Palić hotel, earlier privatized by Šarić, and got €6 million from Banca Intesa. This money Šarić used to pay to Ćopić part of price for purchasing company Mitrosrem from him.From wiretapped conversations of Šarić and Ćopić, it is seen they have been in direct contact with key people of this bank. "From the conversation of the defendant Darko Šarić and the defendant Zoran Ćopić, follows that the defendant Šarić asks the defendant Ćopić when will he go to the bank for 'that' and Ćopić states that the conversation will reserve a place on a raft 'H2O' for the President of the Banca Intesa," the Indictment says.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group 01.03.2011
IndictmentProsecution for Organized Crime in Serbiaorganizing criminal group, drug traffickingJun. 27, 2011In June 2011 Darko Šarić was charged together with his ten associates for cocaine trafficking. According to the indictment, organized group led by Šarić in March 2008 sold 1.1 tons of cocaine to Dutch buyers. Group transported cocaine from their “safe house” in Sao Paolo to the buyers in Itatiba in two parts – each time 550 kg of cocaine were transported by cars driven on predetermined driving routes. Brazilian police in action called "Rheas", found and seized cocaine.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group 27.06.2011
IndictmentProsecution for Organized Crime in Serbiaorganizing criminal group, drug traffickingAug. 22, 2011In August 2011 Šarić and five members of his group were charged for cocaine trafficking. According to the indictment, five group members, under the direction of Šarić, Soković and Vujanović, arranged sale of 100 kg of drugs in Italy in September and October 2008.In order to sell drugs, group members used special vehicle "Mercedes Vaneo" with German license plates, which had double bottom. Italian police stopped the car on its way to Milano, found and seized 100 kg of cocaine which was packed in 90 packets placed in rubber balloons of different colors.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group 22.08.2011
IndictmentProsecution for Organized Crime in Serbiaorganizing criminal group, drug traffickingOct. 14, 2011Darko Šarić has charged with organizing a criminal group that trafficked cocaine from South America through the Balkans and Italy to Western Europe. Together with four associates, Šarić is charged for smuggling 2.494 tons of cocaine.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group 14.10.2011
IndictmentProsecution for Organized Crime in SerbiaMoney launderingDec. 9, 2011In December 2011 Darko Šarić was charged for money laundering together with his eight associates. The Prosecution claims that Šarić and Boban Stojiljković issued an attorney Nebojša Jestrović to develop a model of money laundering. Drug money, in the form of deposits, group deposited in commercial banks in amounts of less than 15.000 in order to avoid reporting duty Office for the Prevention of Money Laundering. Commercial bank then issued guarantees which are used for the privatization of company Bratstvo from Preševo, Serbia. Privatization was conducted as joint venture of the companies Aguš Construction and Maestral tours from Budva. Bratstvo company was purchased in 2009 for 310.000 of Euros.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group 09.12.2011
IndictmentProsecution for Organized Crime in Serbiaorganizing criminal group, drug traffickingOct. 26, 2012Darko Šarić was indicted in October 2012 in Serbia for participating in smuggling 1.8 tones of cocaine from South America to Europe, which was hidden on ships in legal loads of soybeans. According to the indictment, between January and March 2009, Šarić's close associate Radulović organized arrival of ships "Verti" and "Golden" and arranged transport of goods from Argentina to Spain, as a camouflage for cocaine transport through that route. Draško Vuković, a former member of the group who is now a protected witness, said that cocaine was bought from crime groups from Colombia, Bolivia and Peru. In early April 2009, when ships arrived in Argentine territorial waters, nearly 2 tons of cocaine, packed in bags, were transferred to an ocean liner from a small boat, said Prosecution for Organized Crime in Serbia. The ship then, with drugs hidden in chambers used for oil and water storage, sailed to the port of San Lorenzo in the Argentine province of Santa Fe, where they loaded soy as camouflage for cocaine transportation. From there cocaine came across the Atlantic Ocean near Spain and Gibraltar, where drug was overloaded from ship to a fishing boat and transported to Europe for resale. Greek police raided the ship, but after crime group unloaded the cocaine near the Spain, and found no drug, the indictment says.Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group 26.10.2012
PoliceGreek policeCocaine traffickingDec. 1, 2011In December 2011, Darko Šarić together with Goran Soković and Rodoljub Radulović is accused as the leader of an international criminal organization that have been trafficking drugs from countries of South America into European countries. Following a police investigation, in late November 2011, Greek police arrested four Montenegrin citizens, including two Dragan Dudić's children. According to the police, arrested were members of the criminal organization and trafficked huge amounts of money via banks and offshore companies, placing money in bank safe-deposit boxes, and had purchased luxury real estate properties. "All four persons arrested and the three leading members are accused of participating in criminal organization, repetitious and habitual legitimization of proceeds, within the context of the criminal organization, on account and to the benefit thereof. Moreover, they are considered to be particularly dangerous offenders, charged with bringing narcotic drugs into the country, purchasing, holding and selling drugs jointly, repeatedly and habitually," Greek police said.Greek police Press Release
InvestigationArgentinian prosecutionCocaine traffickingApr. 3, 2009Argentinian prosecution records obtained by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project show that Darko Šarić is targeted by British investigators, the U.S. DEA and South American prosecutors. Citing a confidential report received from the British Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA), Argentinian investigative files provide details of the drug operation and also reveal that they tracked a string of Serbians and other nationals of the former Yugoslavia who operated out of Argentina."This organization is from Europe, and will transfer drugs from Argentina to Europe … the (SOCA) report said that the bosses of these organized crime structures are called Darko Šarić and Rodoljub Radulović," investigative files reviewed and copied by OCCRP say. "They would use two vessels to transport 500 kg of cocaine each." The records also say Šarić and Radulović disguised their smuggled cocaine on ships carrying legal cargo such as sugar and cement. The ships are listed as the NV Verti and the Golden Lion, although a country of registration is not specified. In total, the reports show at least eight men from the Balkans participated in the smugglingArgentina records, which include British SOCA

Documents
Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, April 2010
DARKO SARIC veridicts 1992 1998 2000
Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group, 06.08.2010
Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group 01.03.2011
Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group 27.06.2011
Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group 22.08.2011
Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group 14.10.2011
Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group 09.12.2011
Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group 26.10.2012


Companies

NameType of OwnershipPercentage OwnershipOther OwnersDescriptionAnnual IncomeSource
SUR CAFE CLUB CASINO Personal100%Famous club in town Kragujevac. Founded in 2004. Seized by state in 2010. unknownSerbian Business Registers Agency
SOLIMBA Z.M. s.r.o. Personal11.1% Snežana Žakula, Željko Končar, Slobodan Petrović, Zoran Ilić, Ivan Kurčubić, Daniela Dujović, Stojan Dujović, Milisav Zečević Company founded in Prague, Czech Republic in 1998. Still active.unknownLexis Nexis (Czech and Slovak Company Register)
MATENIKO LLCThrough Connected Person or Company100%Offshore company registered in Delaware, USA in 2009. Through this company Šarić did most of his money transactions to Serbia. Owners are Šarić’s associates from Montenegro: Jovica Lončar and Miro Mrdak. unknownStatement of Harvard Business Services INC (registered agent of Mateniko LLC), MUNICIPIUM S bank documents
FINANCIAL ANGELS LLCThrough Connected Person or CompanyCompany registered in Delaware, USA in 2006.unknownRecords from Delaware business registry
DURABILLY LLCThrough Connected Person or CompanyCompany registered in Delaware, USA in 2007. Owned thorugh associate Predrag Milosavljevic, used for money laundering.unknownRecords from Delaware business registry
MUNICIPIUM SThrough Connected Person or Company100%Consulting company founded in 2005 by associate Nebojša Jestrović. Ownership changed first to FINANCIAL ANGELS LLC and finally to MATENIKO LLC. Through this company, Šarić was involved in the privatization and other important businesses in Serbia.110.460 Euros in 2009Serbian Business Registers Agency, MUNICIPIUM S company records and bank documents
THU PALIĆ ADThrough Connected Person or Company72%Company which owns hotels and restaurants. It was founded by the Serbian state in 1992. MUNICIPIUM S bought 72% of the shares of this company during privatization.1.268.580 Euros in 2009Notes to the MUNICIPIUM S financial report for 2008
Hotel PATRIJA in SuboticaThrough Connected Person or Company72%Owned through THU PALIĆ AD.Prospect THU PALIC AD, Belgrade Stock Exchange
Hotel PREZIDENT in SuboticaThrough Connected Person or Company72%Owned through THU PALIĆ AD.Prospect THU PALIC AD, Belgrade Stock Exchange
BEČKI restaurant in SuboticaThrough Connected Person or Company72%Owned through THU PALIĆ AD.Prospect THU PALIC AD, Belgrade Stock Exchange
ČANTAVIR Disco club in ČantavirThrough Connected Person or Company72%Owned through THU PALIĆ AD.Prospect THU PALIC AD, Belgrade Stock Exchange
VOJVODINA ADThrough Connected Person or CompanyMAESTRALTOURS from Budva, MontenegroTHU PALIĆ AD together with MAESTRALTOURS bought this company at auction in 2009. It is the holding company for the VOJVODINA hotel in Novi Sad. The company was seized by law enforcement in 2010.502.020 Euros in 2009Serbian Business Registers Agency, Privatization Agency
PUTNIK AD Through Connected Person or CompanyMAESTRALTOURS from Budva, MontenegroTHU PALIĆ AD together with MAESTRALTOURS bought this company at auction in 2009. The company owns hotel PUTNIK in Novi Sad. It was seized by law enforcement in 2010.350.930 Euros in 2009Serbian Business Registers Agency, Privatization Agency
DUNAVSKA OAZA restaurant in Novi SadThrough Connected Person or CompanyMAESTRALTOURS from Budva, MontenegroOwned through PUTNIK AD. Seized by state in 2010.Privatization Agency
SEČUAN restaurant in Novi SadThrough Connected Person or CompanyMAESTRALTOURS from Budva, MontenegroSečuan is one of oldest chinese food restaurants in Serbia. Šarić owned restaurant through PUTNIK AD. Seized by state in 2010.Privatization Agency
VENAC bife in Novi SadThrough Connected Person or CompanyMAESTRALTOURS from Budva, MontenegroOwned through PUTNIK AD. Seized by state in 2010.Privatization Agency
Union resort in Rovinj, CroatiaThrough Connected Person or Company33,3%MAESTRALTOURS from Budva, MontenegroOwned through PUTNIK AD. Seized by state in 2010.Privatization Agency
JEDINSTVO ADThrough Connected Person or CompanyAgricultural company in Gajdobra that was bought from the family of Mile Jerković who had bought it during privatization. Radovan Štrbac was a shareholder and the head of the board of directors. The state seized shares in 2010.798.740 Euros in 2009Serbian Business Regsiter Agency, Privatization Agency
MLADI BORAC AD Through Connected Person or CompanyAgricultural company in Sonta bought from Mile Jerković who bought it on privatization. Radovan Štrbac was head of board of directors. 28.620 Euros in 2009Serbian Business Regsiter Agency, Privatization Agency
MITROSREM ADThrough Connected Person or CompanyBig agricultural company in Sremska Mitrovica, which Šarić bought from Zoran Ćopić. Andrija Krlović was named as president of boards of directors.12.423.030 Euros in 2009Serbian Business Regsiter Agency, Privatization Agency
FORUM-PLASMAN ADThrough Connected Person or CompanyTrading company in which majority shareholder was MUNICIPIUM S. Privatization Agency took back shares this year.87.140 Euros in 2009FORUM-PLASMAN AD Annual Report on business 2008, Central Securities Depository and Clearing House
RAZVOJNA BANKA VOJVODINE ADThrough Connected Person or Company0.01%The Executive Council of The Autonomuous Province of Vojvodina is majority owner.MUNICIPIUM S is small shareholder in this bank. Former name of this bank is METALS BANKA AD NOVI SAD. 37.793.120 Euros in 2009Central Securities Depository and Clearing House
TOTAL SECURITY SYSTEMThrough Connected Person or Company100%Security company owned by Marko Šarić, Darko's uncle. It is registered on the address of the apartment of Duško Šarić. The apartment had a secret passage connecting it to Darko Šarić's apartment. Serbian police in 2006 and 2007 issued permits for 8 guns to Total Security System. These guns were recently confiscated by the state. 68.400 Euros in 2009Serbian Business Registers Agency, Gun permits
CODE PRESSThrough Connected Person or Company60%Naike Bokan, Jelena JankovićThis company was founded in mid 2009 by Svetlana Šarić, a professional model and wife of Duško Šarić. The company published magazine Code which followed news from the domestic jet-set scene, and stopped coming out shortly after authorities opened actions against Šarić and his group.unknownSerbian Business Registers Agency
ŠTRUMFOVIThrough Connected Person or Company100%Kinder garden founded in 2006. Owned by Šarić’s mistress Lana Popović. 17.800 Euros in 2009Serbian Business Registers Agency
LLP INTERMARK ENTERTAINMENT GROUPThrough Connected Person or Company48% (2005) - 10% (2010)Marko Krečković, Miloš KrečkovićCompany which owns exclusive cafes and nightclubs in Belgrade. Danijela Šarić held 48 percent of the ownership of this company in 2005. Today she has 10 percent. The clubs owned by this company were secured by TOTAL SECURITY SYSTEM, another Šarić company.828.630 Euros in 2009Serbian Business Registers Agency
Club H20Through Connected Person or Company10%Marko Krečković, Miloš KrečkovićFamous night club in Belgrade, owned through LLP INTERMARK ENTERTAINMENT GROUPSerbian Business Registers Agency
Café PASSUCIThrough Connected Person or Company10%Marko Krečković, Miloš KrečkovićFamous cafe in center of Belgrade, owned through LLP INTERMARK ENTERTAINMENT GROUPSerbian Business Registers Agency
Café CODEThrough Connected Person or Company10%Marko Krečković, Miloš KrečkovićCafé in Belgrade, owned through LLP INTERMARK ENTERTAINMENT GROUP.Serbian Business Registers Agency
MAT COMPANYThrough Connected Person or Company100%MAT COMPANY served as the base for Šarić's businesses in Montenegro. The company was established with the name MAT SHOP in 2006 in Pljevlje by Darko’s brother Duško. The ownership changed to MATENIKO LLC and Jovica Lončar in December 2010. The company was active in the transport business, oil, and construction. It had various contracts with the municipality of Pljevlje and the Montengrin Electric Enterprise Nikšić. unknownCentral Registry of the Commercial Court in Podgorica, Public Procurement Directorate of Montenegro, License for the oil distribution, Contracts
MAT CONSTRUCTIONThrough Connected Person or Company100%Construction company established by MAT COMPANY in November 2009.unknownCentral Registry of the Commercial Court in Podgorica
ŠMID PRODUKT ODThrough Connected Person or Company100%Transportation company founded in 2002 by Darko Šarić’s brother Duško and mother Ivanka.unknownCentral Registry of the Commercial Court in Podgorica
POBJEDA ADThrough Connected Person or Company4.6% Montenegrin state is majority owner. In 2009, MAT COMPANY and associates Jovica Lončar, Mrdak Miro and Goran Soković held 4.6 percent of the shares of this influential Montenegrin daily newspaper.unknownList of shareholders - 16.03.2009,
SUR MUNICIPIUMThrough Connected Person or Company100%Disco club in hometown Pljevlje, founded by Duško Šarić in 2002.unknownCentral Registry of the Commercial Court in Podgorica
STR DOLCE VITAThrough Connected Person or Company100%Boutique in Pljevlje, founded by Danijela Šarić in 2002.unknownCentral Registry of the Commercial Court in Podgorica
STZR ČAROBNJAKThrough Connected Person or Company100%Bakery in Pljevlje, founded by Ivanka Šarić in 2002.unknownCentral Registry of the Commercial Court in Podgorica
BONAKE ENTERPRISE LTDPersonalNaike BokanOffshore company registered in Gibraltar that owned largest print media distribution chain in Serbia. Darko Šarić was a shareholder of this company starting in 2006, when he bought it from family of murdered cigarette smuggler Vanja Bokan. In 2008, he sold his shares to the German media concern WAZZ for 30 million Euros.unknownSerbian Business Register Agency, WAZZ
ŠTAMPA SISTEMThrough Connected Person or CompanyNaike BokanLeading newsstand network in Serbia. Owned through BONAKE ENTERPRISE LTD from 2006 to 2008. It was then sold to German media concern WAZZ for 30 million Euros.84.258.710 Euros in 2009Serbian Business Register Agency, WAZZ
FC RUDARThrough Connected Person or CompanyDuško Šarić is president of this Montenegrin first league football club from Pljevlja. FC Rudar was champion of Montenegro in the 2009/2010 season.unknownwebsite of football club - http://www.fcrudarpljevlja.com/
FC MUNICIPIUMThrough Connected Person or CompanyDuško Šarić was president of this club and Jovica Lončar was sports director. Champion of Montenegro in Futbal. Municipium played in the UEFA Futbal Cup.unknownUEFA website (http://www.uefa.com/futsalcup/news/newsid=572593.html)
LAFINO - TRADE LLC Through Connected Person or Company100%Offshore company founded in U.S. state of Delaware in April 2006, owned by Darko's brother Duško Šarić. OCCRP reporters looked at Lafino Trade LLC when they investigated Darko Šarić’s dealings with the German media concern WAZ.Šarić sold the leading Serbian cigarette and news distribution company, Štampa system doo, to WAZ for €29 million and the money was paid to the account of Lafino Trade LLC in an Austrian bank. Lafino Trade LLC also showed up in an OCCRP investigation into Zoran Ćopić, a Serbian businessman who was indicted by the Court of Banja Luka in September 2011 for laundering Darko Šarić’s drug money. Ćopić and two others were charged with using Šarić’s money to purchase a sugar factory in Bijeljina, a town in northeast Bosnia. In December 2008, US$2.6 million was transferred from Lafino Trade LLC to the account of Agrocoop, a company owned by Ćopić.In February 2012, Duško Šarić, Marko Dabović and Duško Kerkez were accused Bosnian police of laundering drug money through two offshore companies, including Lafino Trade LLC.In May 2008, police allege the defendants signed a fictitious contract for consulting services between Lafino Trade LLC Delaware, owned by Duško Šarić, and Digivision LLC registered to Marko Dabović. The contract was paid through the Bobar Bank in Banja Luka and allowed them to launder around US$3 million in drug proceeds for Šarić, police say.Duško Šarić, who is currently on trial in Montenegro for money laundering and drug trafficking, testified last year that he is an unwitting owner of Lafino Trade LLC."My brother, Darko, asked me for a passport for a few days and later I was told that €29 million was paid to an account (of Lafino - Trade LLC) in Austria from the sale of a company Štampa from Belgrade… That's what I know about the company."Delaware business registry, Serbian business registry, court documents
DIGIVISION LLCThrough Connected Person or Company100%Offshore company founded in U.S. state of Delaware in late 2007. According to police, Darko's brother - Duško Šarić, together with Marko Dabović and Duško Kerkez, used it for laundering drug money. In May 2008, police allege the defendants signed a fictitious contract for consulting services between Lafino Trade LLC Delaware, owned by Duško Šarić, and Digivision LLC registered to Marko Dabović. The contract was paid through the Bobar Bank in Banja Luka and allowed them to launder around US$3 million in drug proceeds for Šarić, police say. Delaware business registry, police
VANILLA CLUBThrough Connected Person or CompanyVanilla, a popular night club, located in the central building of the Socialist Party of Serbia in the center of Belgrade, was owned by Šarić brothers. Court documents obtained by OCCRP shows that Duško Šarić testified in court in 2007 that he owned the club. Also, Zoran Ćopić, a Serbian businessman convicted in Bosnia of laundering money for Darko Šarić, said during questioning in his trial that he knew Darko Šarić to be the owner of the club. Montenegrin police records from February 2010, list Vanilla among Darko Šarić’s assets which they valued at several billion Euros. In 2010 when police acted against Šarić in the massive international Balkan Warrior action that took down the Šarić network, all of his clubs were raided including ones in which he owned only a small interest, Vanilla was never touched. Šarić Duško Testimony November 2007, Montenegrin police records, Zoran Ćopić's trial
SPA GROUPThrough Connected Person or CompanySpa Group is company that operated Vanilla night club, located on the ground floor of the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) headquarters. According to the company documents, in 2006 and 2007 one of the owners of the company was Velibor Vraneš. Vraneš told OCCRP reporters that he was the co-owner during that period, and denied the Šarić brothers were involved.“He (Duško Šarić) was my friend from school, but he doesn’t have anything to do with that,” Vraneš said. “I was doing the manager’s part of job. I was bringing in guests (to the club).”Serbian Business Register Agency; Interview with Velibor Vraneš
SHOES ROOMThrough Connected Person or CompanyCompany/shoe store founded in 2007 by Velibor Vraneš. The company was removed from the Serbian Business Register's list of active companies in February 2012.Serbian Business Registers Agency
EUFORIJAThrough Connected Person or CompanyCompany/entrepreneurial shop founded in April 2007 by Radan Adamović. The company was removed from the Serbian Business Register's list of active companies five months after the registration.Serbian Business Registers Agency
AGUŠ GRADNJA- SELECT -Construction company founded in 2007 by Erdinč Aguš and based in Vranje, city in south Serbia. Aguš Gradnja has real estate worth around 85.000 Euros. The only owner is still Erdinč Aguš. Serbian Business Registers Agency
ARIZONA ONYX- SELECT -Trading company founded in 2008. Boško Nedić was one of the founders with 50% of company ownership. In 2009, Milan Milovac became Nedić's partner - Nedić gave him half of his shares in Arizona Onyx. Company is still active.Serbian Business Registers Agency
BRATSTVOThrough Connected Person or CompanyBratstvo company was privatized in 2009 for 310.000 of Euros. Purchase was conducted as joint venture of companies Aguš Gradnja and Maestral Tours from Budva, Montenegro. According to the indictment issued by Prosecution for Organized Crime in Serbia, Darko Šarić and his group used this privatization for money laundering.Serbian Privatization Agency; Indictment against Darko Šarić and his group 09.12.2011
DONT PLUS- SELECT -Construction company founded and owned by Nebojša Joksović. Dont Plus is founded in 2006 and it's still active.Serbian Business Registers Agency
DTM RELATIONS- SELECT -This company was used for money laundering in purchase of Mitrosrem. At that time, owner was Nikola Dimitrijević, later sentenced to a year of home detention.Serbian Business Registers Agency; Court Records - Nikola Dimitrijević
DTM INVESTMENTS- SELECT -Company founded by separation from DTM Relations company in 2009. Nikola Dimitrijević was owner until March 2010.Serbian Business Registers Agency
Q-SPHERE SOLUTIONS- SELECT -Company was founded in 2007 by DTM Relations and Q-Sphere Limited from London. Nikola Dimitrijević is still director.Serbian Business Registers Agency
TAXI SERVICE- SELECT -Živko Sibinski as entrepreneur owned taxi service until August 2007.Serbian Business Registers Agency
AMOR- SELECT -Amor was hairdressing shop in Belgrade owned by Milan Milovac. It operated from 2006 until 2010.Serbian Business Registers Agency
TRANS KOP- SELECT -Trans Kop used to be company for gravel extraction. It was founded in 2004 by Mirko Miodragović and removed from the Serbian Business Register's list of active companies in 2011.Serbian Business Registers Agency
DI CARINI- SELECT -Di Carini is kennel owned by Željko Vujanović.Kennel Association of Serbia

Documents
SUR CAFE CLUB CASINO company record
SOLIMBA ZM sro
MATENIKO LLC statement of Harvard Business Services INC
MUNICIPIUM S company records and bank documents
MUNICIPIUM S - Notes to the financial report 2008
THU PALIC AD prospect
VOJVODINA AD contract on sale of shares
PUTNIK AD contract on the sale of shares
PUTNIK AD prospect
JEDINSTVO AD assignation of Radovan Strbac
JEDINSTVO AD contracts on sale of shares
MLADI BORAC AD assignation of Radovan Strbac
MLADI BORAC AD contracts on sale of shares
MITROSREM AD assignation of Andrija Krlovic
FORUM-PLASMAN AD report on business 2008
TOTAL SECURITY SYSTEM founding act
TOTAL SECURITY SYSTEM gun permits
TOTAL SECURITY SYSTEM relocation document
CODE PRESS founding act
ŠTRUMFOVI founding act and relocation document
LLP INTERMARK ENTERTAINMENT GROUP company records
Club H2O and Café PASSUCI
MAT COMPANY License for oil distribution
MAT COMPANY tender document Montengrin Electric Enterprise Nikšić
MAT COMPANY contract with Municipality of Pljevlje 2008
MAT COMPANY contract with Municipality of Pljevlje 2009
MAT COMPANY contract with JP Čistoća Pljevlja
POBJEDA AD List of shareholders - 16.03.2009
MIROSREM AD contracts on sale of shares
STAMPA SISTEM documents on transfers of ownership
FINANCIAL ANGELS LLC - Records from Delaware business registry
DURABILLY LLC - Records from Delaware business registry
Lafino - Trade LLC Delaware business registry
DIGIVISION LLC Delaware business registry
LAFINO TRADE LLC Company records
SPA GROUP Company records
Montenegrin police records
SHOES ROOM Company records
EUFORIJA Company records
AGUŠ GRADNJA Company records
ARIZONA ONYX Company records
BRATSTVO Company records
DONT PLUS Company records
DTM RELATIONS Company records
DTM INVESTMENTS Company records
Q-SPHERE SOLUTIONS Company records
TAXI SERVICE Company records
AMOR Company records
TRANS KOP Company records
DI CARINI Company records
ŠMID PRODUKT Company records


Legal Income

OriginAmountTime FrameDescriptionSource
companies in Serbiaabout 85 million Eurosone yearLegal income of Šarić companies in SerbiaSerbian Business Regsiter Agency, National Bank of Serbia

Illegal Income

OriginAmountTime FrameDescriptionSource

Donations & Charity

OrganizationAmountTime FrameDescriptionSource

Real Assets

Type of PropertyEstimated ValueDescriptionSource
Real-estateMONTENEGRO: The total area of particular parts of buildings that Darko Šarić owns in Pljevlja is 280 m2 and the total area of particular parts of buildings that Šarić owns in Žabljak is 314 m2; The total area of particular parts of buildings that Duško Šarić owns in Pljevlja is 492 m2;The total area of particular parts of buildings that Danijela Šarić owns in Pljevlja is 79 m2; The total area of particular parts of buildings that Ivanka Šarić owns in Pljevlja is 42 m2 and in Budva is 94 m2 Real estate and land records January 2010, Real estate administration of Montenegro
Real-estateSERBIA: Darko Šarić and his family owned two Villas size 400м2 and 927м2 in Sremska Kamenica; two houses size 400м2 and 142,42м2 in Belgrade; six appartments size 179,56м2,115м2,181,24м2,115,14м2, 97,91м2 and 76,08м2 in Belgrade; three garages size 22,67м2, 25,65м2 and 31,75м2. These real estates were seizured by state in 2010.List of seizured assets from Darko Šarić and his associates, Ministry of justice
LandMONTENEGRO: The total area of land in the cadastre of real estate that Darko Šarić owns in Pljevlja is 716 m2 and in Žabljak is 6.935 m2;The total area of land in the cadastre of real estate that Duško Šarić owns in Pljevlja is 837 m2;The total area of land in the cadastre of real estate that Ivanka Šarić owns in Zupci is 1.238 m2 Real estate and land records January 2010, Real estate administration of Montenegro
LandSERBIA: Darko Šarić and his family owned fifteen parcels size 177m2, 1641m2, 914m2, 817m2, 916m2, 742m2, 253m2, 1992m2, 3507m2, 726m2, 2710m2, 2486m2, 1448m2, 545m2, 483m2 in Sremska Kamenica. These land was seizured by state in 2010.List of seizured assets from Darko Šarić and his associates, Ministry of justice
CarFrom Darko Šarić and his family, state has seized two cars, Audi A6 and BMW X3, in 2010.List of seizured assets from Darko Šarić and his associates, Ministry of justice
Real-estateSPAIN: Šarić owns apartment size 155 m2 in town Marbella, Spain. Court

Documents
Darko Šarić real estate and land records, Montenegro
Duško Šarić real estate and land records, Montenegro
Ivanka Šarić real estate and land records, Montenegro
Danijela Šarić real estate and land records, Montenegro
List of seizured assets from Darko Šarić and his associates, Ministry of justice
Apartment in Spain


Links & Connections

This section lists persons who are linked through other connections including businesses or mutual associates. This may not indicate a direct relationship between the parties.
Name of the Person / OrganizationDescriptionSource
Futura Plus/Stanko SubotićIn March 2009, Šarić associate Nebojša Jestrović was named as president of the board of directors in Stanko Subotić's company Futura Plus, a media and cigarette distribution company. Assigning of Nebojša Jestrović to head of Futura Plus
Zoran ĆopićZoran Ćopić bought various agriculture companies in privatization in Serbia, most of them he bought through partnership with family of Antun Stanaj, convinced for organizing cigarette smuggling. One of this companies, Mitrosrem ad, Copic sold to Darko Saric for 27 million euros and because that he was charged for money laundering in august 2010 in Belgrade. Besides this, Copic is on trial since 2004 for cigarette smuggling, in 2010 and 2011 he is 3 times charged for abuses in privatization and in mid 2011 he is arrested in Banja Luka (Bosnia and Hercegovina) and accused for money laundering. Serbian Business Register Agency, Police, Courts, Interview with Copic
Mile JerkovićŠarić bought 2 agricultural companies from Mile Jerković - MLADI BORAC and JEDINSTVO, which Jerković bought in privatization. Today, he is protected witness against Saric in money laundering case.Mile Jerković is convinced in 2008 for cigarette smuggling. According to the court records, he bribed custom officials in order to avoid to pay import of cigarettes and in that way gained more then 80 thousand of Euros. For this criminal act, he is convicted to 7 years of prison. After the appeal of the accused, Serbia's Supreme Court overturned this verdict and reduced the sentence to 3 years of prison.In 2009, Jerković is charged with bribery. According to the indictment, he gave 5.000 of Euros to Goran Knežević, mayor of Zrenjanin at that time, in order to set up a business to one of Jerković's companies. Serbian Business Register Agency, Verdict Cigarette smuggling - Mile Jerkovic; Indictment against Mile Jerković March 2009
Naike BokanNaike Bokan is daughter of cigarette smuggler Vladimir Vanja Bokan, killed in Greece in 2000. She sold to Darko Šarić Gibraltar based company BONAKE ENTERPRISE LTD which controlled ŠTAMPA SISTEM, biggest news and ciggarete distribution company in Serbia. She also is business partner of Duško Šarić’s wife Svetlana in company CODE PRESS. Serbian Business Regsiter Agency
Safet KalićCriminal from Montenegro, involved in heroine trafficking, based in town Rožaje (near boarder with Serbia). Šarić had close personal contact with him and was present on his wedding. Kalić is fugitive since July 2011 after Montenigrian police rised charges against him for money laundering and arrested his wife and brother. Kalić is owner of various businesses in Rožaje.Video from Safet Kalić’s wedding, Interpol list
Ljubiša BuhaFormer leader of Surčin clan, one of most powerful crime groups in Serbia in 90s, involved mostly in dealing drugs and murders. From 2003 Buha is protected witness against Milorad Ulemek Legija and members of Zemun clan. On video from Safet Kalić’s wedding, recorded in, Ljubiša Buha is sitting and talking together with Darko Šarić. Video from Safet Kalić’s wedding.
Filip VukovićFormer mayor of Šarić's hometown Pljevlja. He said to the media that he was in good relationship with Šarić and that, even if he know, he would never tell where Šarić is hiding.Media
Goga SekulićFamous Serbian folk singer, born in Šarić hometown Pljevlje. Said to media that she is close friend of Duško Šarić and his wife Svetlana and that she was singing very offten in Šarić disco club Municipium in Pljevlje. Media
Blažo DedićMontenegrin businessman, owner of company MAESTRALTOURS from Budva which owns company MAESTRAL TOURS in Belgarde which together with Šarić's company THU PALIĆ AD bought hotels in privatization in Serbia. This hotels are seized by state in 2010.In November 2012 Dedić was arrested in Montenergo on an international warrant issued by Interpol, office in Belgrade, due to legal proceedings related to offenses of money laundering.Central Registry of the Commercial Court in Podgorica, Serbian Business Regsiter Agency, Privatization Agency, List of seizured assets - Ministry of justice
''Pljevaljske Novine'' newspaper''Pljevaljske Novine'' are local news paper in Šarić's hometown Pljevlja. Vela Mićković, wife of Šarić's lawyer Josif Mićković, is director and holds 60,48% of ownership in this paper. According to media reports, Šarić through these newspaper sent encrypted threatening messages to Serbian authorities for actions that were launched against him, but Vela Mićković all denied.Montenigrin business register, media reports
Socialist Party of SerbiaOn the ground floor of the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) headquarters, is located Vanilla Club, very popular night club in the Belgrade. OCCRP found out that at least from 2006 to 2007, the club was connected to the Šarić brothers. There is much evidence proving it: Court documents showing that Duško Šarić testified in court in 2007 that he owned the club. Zoran Ćopić, a Serbian businessman convicted in Bosnia of laundering money for Darko Šarić, said during questioning in his trial that he knew Darko Šarić to be the owner of the club. Montenegrin police records, dated February 2010, list Vanilla among Darko Šarić’s assets which they valued at several billion Euros. More about this connection read in our story: Drug Family Owned Club In Party BuildingŠarić Duško Testimony, November 2007; Zoran Ćopić Trial; Serbian Business Register Agency
Branko LazarevićBranko Lazarević was Chief of Staff of the Minister of the Interior Ivica Dačić and one of the owners of the DTM Relations company, which Šarić used for money laundering in the period from late 2006 until mid-2007. After the daily newspaper Blic reported that Lazarević was associated with Šarić, over the company DTM Relations, he was transferred from Dačić’s office to work in diplomacy. Other owner, Nikola Dimitrijević was charged for in 2010 with conspiring with Ćopić and Šarić to launder money and in January 2011, he cut a deal with the Prosecution for Organized Crime and admitted that he helped Šarić buy Mitrosrem AD. In an interview with OCCRP, Radovan Štrbac, a lawyer who is charged for money laundering for Darko Šarić, said he knew Lazarević and represented him at in a trial that lasted from 2003 to 2007. Serbian media reported on the relationship between Šarić and Lazarević and stated that Lazarević tipped to Štrbac that the whole organized group is under police surveillance. Štrbac told to the OCCRP reporters that Lazarević was just his client, and nothing more. Serbian Business Register Agancy; Court Records - Nikola Dimitrijević; Interview with Radovan Štrbac
Ivica Dačić Ivica Dačić is Serbian Prime Minister and president of Socialist Party in Serbia (SPS). In February 2013, Dačić has admitted to meeting on several occasions with Rodoljub Radulović, indicted with links to organized drug smuggling, but said he was unaware at the time that Radulović had any links to organized crime.The admission came at a press conference held one day after the Serbian newspaper “Informer” printed a story on Dačić’s meetings with Radulović. The article stated the two men met at least twice, in November and December 2008, and quoted police as confirming links between Dačić and Radulović.Press Conference organized by Socialist Party in Serbia, Media
Bogdan Rodić Bogdan Rodić is part of a well-known Serbian business family that owns grocery chain and retail outlets, with most of its holdings located in Vojvodina, a northern Serbian province. In early 2010 Darko Šarić’s lawyer Andrija Krlović transferred a multi-million dollar company once used to launder drug money and a valuable building to respected Bogdan Rodić. This transfer happened one month after Serbian police filled warrant for Šarić arrest and two weeks befor Krlović will be arrested and charged with money laundering.In court Krlović said that he approved the transfer of Novi Tamiš to Rodić in 2010 because he couldn’t return the money he had borrowed from him earlier. A copy of the contract obtained by OCCRP showed the transfer took place on February 26, 2010. The contract contains no purchase price, no mention of past debt nor any financial terms for the transfer. Bogdan Rodić also has ties with Rodoljub Radulović. According to the documents obtained by OCCRP, Rodić and Radulović are partners in the company Znak Invest that has building worth 1.2 million Euros. Serbian Business Register Agency; Court Records
Ivica TončevIvica Tončev is advisor for national security to the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Ivica Dačić. Tončev is also on the board that manages the finances of Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS). In July 2013, OCCRP published story about Tončev’s ties based on the information from the leaked report titled “Information on activities and contacts of Ivica Tončev”. According to report, Tončev was meeting with Rodoljub Radulović, one of the Darko Šarić closest associates. In an interview to OCCRP, Tončev said that the meeting was related to the energy business and he didn’t know Radulović was engaged in drugs and neither was he interested. Earlier in 2013, OCCRP discovered Tončev’s business relations with well-known Montenegrin criminal Branislav Šaranović, murdered in 2009.Interview with Ivica Tončev; Police reports

Documents
Assigning of Nebojša Jestrović on the head of FUTURA PLUS
SECONDO PORTO company records
MAESTRALTOURS company records
Italian Police Guardia di Finanza information on action SHA MAT - english translation
Saric with Ljubisa Buha at Safet Kalic wedding screenshots from video
Safet Kalić on Interpol list
NOVINSKO IZDAVAČKO PREDUZEĆE PLJEVALJSKE NOVINE D.O.O.
Verdict Cigarette smuggling - Mile Jerkovic
Indictment against Mile Jerković March 2009



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