In a significant development along the Bosnian-Croatian border, law enforcement officials from the Gruda Border Police Station made a startling discovery on September 15, seizing more than 11 kilograms of marijuana intended for distribution to consumers in the Dubrovnik and surrounding areas, according to the Dubrovnik-Neretva County Police Department.
The alert was raised when officers patrolling the state border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, in the vicinity of Osojnik, spotted an individual carrying a suspiciously large travel bag around 3:30 PM local time. Suspicion of illicit activity led the police to intercept the individual, who was identified as a 32-year-old Croatian citizen. A search of the bag revealed a staggering 11 packages of marijuana, with a total weight of 11,184 grams, containing a high level of THC.
The confiscated narcotics, along with the apprehended suspect, were subsequently taken into police custody. Investigative efforts revealed that the 32-year-old had procured the drugs in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the intention of further distribution in the Dubrovnik region and its vicinity. The suspect is expected to face charges related to drug possession and trafficking, and further investigations are underway to trace the origins of the illicit substance and the network behind its distribution.
The Dubrovnik-Neretva County Police Department commended the vigilance and dedication of the Gruda Border Police officers in preventing these drugs from reaching the streets and potentially causing harm to the local population.