Alleged Croatian Drug Smuggler to Be Extradited from Slovenia

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ZAGREB, March 30, 2018 – A Slovenian court has rejected an appeal by Stjepan Prnjat, a Croatian citizen accused of drug smuggling, against a ruling by Ljubljana County Court that he should be extradited to Croatia, Prnjat’s defence attorney Luka Fabiani said on Friday.

Fabiani told the Slovenian STA news agency that that means that the extradition of his client will continue according to Slovenian law and the European detention order but that he did not know when Prnjat could be extradited.

Once the court’s decision becomes final, the investigative judge without delay instructs that the person in question be handed over and the extradition has to be executed within ten days.

The 47-year-old Croatian citizen was arrested in Ljubljana on March 8 in an operation against a drug smuggling ring. The police busted the ring and seized 100 kilograms of cocaine smuggled from South America to the European Union via Europe.

Prnjat appealed against the decision to be extradited from Slovenia, where he was arrested, to Croatia, due to an alleged media campaign against him in Croatia.


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