February 10, 2016

The Long Trial of the Balkan ‘Cocaine King’

Balkan drug lord Darko Saric is no stranger to courtrooms in Serbia. Stories on his ongoing trials have been published on the front pages of Serbian news portals for the past few years, catapulting the once-obscure organized crime figure into one of the most talked-about “persons of interest” in Serbia.  By Igor […]

November 22, 2012

Drug Family Owned Club in Party Building

By Stevan Dojčinović and Bojana Jovanović Accused drug lords Darko and Duško Šarić likely owned the popular night club Vanilla’ in the central building of the Socialist Party of Serbia in the center of Belgrade. A ruling party rented a nightclub in its headquarters to associates of drug lords Darko […]

June 07, 2012

Mystery Businessman Linked to Šarić Gang Leadership

A shadowy Balkan businessman is a leader and partner in fugitive Darko Šarić’s international drug ring, according to court records and investigative files from agencies in five countries. Rodoljub Radulović, 63, is among the leadership of Šarić’s criminal enterprise, controlling shipping routes in South America and Europe and running transactions […]

May 27, 2012

A Businessman on the Run

Rodoljub Radulović never had much trouble making friends, partners or money. He built a business reputation by building companies in Russia, Austria, the United States and elsewhere, and arrived back in Belgrade in the early 2000s ready to deal. On an August night in 2003 Radulović sat at the Koling […]

February 21, 2012

Brother of Drug Lord Šarić Charged With Money Laundering

Duško Šarić, brother of the Montenegrin drug lord Darko Šarić, and two others were accused Friday by Bosnian police of laundering drug money through two offshore companies.

February 09, 2012

South African Police May Have Located Darko Saric

South African police discovered a person who could be fugitive narco boss Darko Saric and will confirm with Interpol and authorities in Serbia and Montenegro whether the man they are investigating is him.

February 08, 2012

Failed Privatizations had Ćopić in Common

When the Serbian government privatized ZMAJ, a maker of farm equipment, they said it was a way to bring investment to an important sector of the economy. Economists saw the sale as a next step toward modernizing the strategically important company. And a group of accused criminals, respected businessman and […]

April 29, 2011

Arrested Businessman Declares Innocence

Serbian businessman and fugitive Zoran Ćopić sat in a coffee shop in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka last week and told reporters for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) that he fled his adopted homeland of Serbia because he was falsely accused and didn’t want to rot […]