After detaining six people for questioning, including officials of the ruling party from neighbouring Serbia, Adam Sukalo and Vladimir Mandic, police in Bosnia’s Republika Srpska (RS) entity submitted a report to the District Public Prosecutor's Office in Banjaluka, expressing suspicion that the persons in question were attempting to influence voters ahead of the election.
According to the RS Interior Ministry, what started as a traffic stop on Thursday evening turned into an investigation into potential electoral engineering.
The Banjaluka Prosecutor’s Office said that it was “informed by the police officers of the Interior Ministry of the RS Criminal Police Department about the existence of operational knowledge that there is a possibility of influence on the voters by six persons, who will be questioned about these circumstances.”
All six were released after they gave statements to police. However, prosecutors said they will not question them any further.