Serbian Link in Mobster Killing

Politics | August 3, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00| Views: 4568 | Comments: 0
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Serbian Link in Mobster Killing Dead bodies lie in front of a Sofia restaurant, where attackers shot dead six people last Friday. Photo by Yuliana Nikolova (novinite.com)

The alleged underworld boss Milcho Bonev, who was shot dead last week, had visited Serbia days before the deadly ambush against him in Sofia.

According to Serbian daily Vecernje Novosti, the man dubbed Baj Mile has kept close links with the Zemun Clan, Serbia's most influential mafia organization. The newspaper reveals the contacts between Bonev and Serbian gangster Dusan Spasoevic, dubbed the Shquiptar.

Spasoevic is seen as the mastermind of the country's criminal network managing illegal drugs traffic channels. Last year, Belgrade radio B-92 informed about the unraveling crime network of Spasoevic. Police has found that he used heroin supply channels going through Sofia in the period of 1994-1997, while cocaine reached Belgrade from Columbia.

The daily highlights three possible reasons for the Sofia boss' killing. One of them links his name with another Serbian gangster - Sretan Yosic - searched by Interpol. According to Bulgarian press reports, Baj Mile received about USD 3 M to pay ransoms to policemen and magistrates for Yosic's release, but did nothing as agreed.

The second press version suggests that Bonev had taken active role in the money-laundry activities of Serbian mafia, which might have become wolfish of its distributed share.

The daily informed that Belgrade's special services promised their Bulgarian colleagues to summarize the year-long operative information about Milcho Bonev and send it to Sofia.
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