- Published on Tuesday, 17 July 2012 00:41
- Written by BC & Agencies
Belgrade-based tabloid Press is writing that money has been offered "for the heads" of a number of former and current Serbian officials - maybe even including Ivica Dacic, future Serbian PM.
According to this article, the security agency BIA received this information "from a European service".
Beside Dačić - who serves as interior minister in the outgoing cabinet and will head Serbia's next government - the names mentioned include former President Boris Tadić, his adviser Miodrag Rakić, BIA head Saša Vukadinović, Organized Crime Prosecutor Miljko Radisavljević and former Justice Minister Snežana Malović.
The article identifies suspected fugitive drug boss Darko Šarić as the person who offered EUR 10mn for the murder of the six Serbian officials, whom he "blames for the downfall of his narco-empire".
According to this, Šarić is currently located in South Africa.
The tabloid adds that President Tomislav Nikolić had been informed about the content of the message. His cabinet confirmed that they learned about the endangerment of the said officials, and that "investigations have been launched".
Nikolić's associates were quoted as saying that he "insisted that Tadić and his family receive maximum protection even after Tadić was out of office".
Serbian newspapers reported that the Serbian special police BIA received information about the bounty for Boris Tadic, Ivica Dacic, Miodrag Rakic, Sasa Vukadinovic, Miljka Radisavljevic and Snezana Malovic.
However, Serbian media station B92 has reported that according to the information they have, Ivica Dacic, the current Serbian interior minister and a potential future prime minister is not on that list.