An indictment has been filed against 24 Slovenian members of the Kavaški clan
STA, November 4, 2021 – Six months after a police attack that broke the Slovenian cell of the infamous Montenegrin criminal group known as the Kavaški clan, the prosecution has filed charges against 24 of the 64 suspects, the Večer newspaper reported on Thursday.
According to Večer, the indictment of the Specialized State Prosecutor’s Office does not include two members who cooperated with the authorities, who contributed a lot to the arrest of the suspects with useful information.
An individual under the nickname “Darko N.” to appear as a crown witness, and his identity will remain hidden, as he has the status of a protected witness, just like another repentant individual.
Police were unable to establish the identities of certain individuals involved in the drug, and only their nicknames are known. Some suspects are on the run and some are already in jail in other countries.
According to Večer, a third individual is among the accused, who is said to have been described as an unreliable witness. The investigating judge decided not to grant him protected witness status.
The 490-page indictment, which was filed with the Ljubljana District Court by Jože Levašič from the Specialized State Prosecutor’s Office, represents allegations of drug trafficking.
The trade in firearms is not mentioned, as the court did not allow the investigation to be extended to this segment, Večer wrote.
The indictment, which details the alleged actions of the criminal group, also proposes penalties for the suspects. The leader of Klemen Kadivec is sentenced to twelve and a half years in prison.
According to the police and the prosecution, the Slovenian section of the Montenegrin criminal group has been operating since 2018 and had strong connections in Spain, Germany, Austria, Serbia, Italy, the Netherlands and Croatia.