Bosnia’s Republika Srpska (RS) entity police apprehended Slavko Bojic, Sasa Markovic and Dragan Dubravac Wednesday on account of serious misuse of the public procurement procedure during the pandemic, fictitious money transfers and money laundering, N1 learned.
According to the RS Prosecution spokesperson Dragica Tojagic, in addition to the said three individuals, the investigation also deals with the director of the RS Public Health Institute Branislav Zeljkovic who is “at large.” Tojagic added that the authorities are searching for him intensively in the area of Banja Luka where they suspect he resides.
Earlier N1 learned that Zeljkovic was not found at his workplace and that the police looked for him at his home address.
The subject of the investigation are the contracts signed by the Institute during procurement negotiations. The authorities are suspecting wrongdoing by companies Travel4fun and Procontrol.
According to N1’s earlier reports, the tourist agency Travel4fun procured facemasks worth 6 Bosnian marks (€3) each, to which Procontrol owner Slavko Bojic said that the price was so high because those were KN95 masks and not the ordinary surgical ones.