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Bosnia's Federation entity has been presented with a draft law on confiscation of illegal property on the insistence of the senior Social Democrat Zeljko Komsic.
The government of the mainly Bosniak and Croat Federation entity in Bosnia has been presented with a draft law on confiscation of illegally acquired property.
Adoption of the law is one of conditions set by Zeljko Komsic to remain at his posts in the governing Social Democratic Party, SDP.
Komsic resigned on Monday as a deputy president of Bosnian SDP and from all other party posts, but decided to remain after the party presidency promised to meet several of his conditions, one of which was adoption of the law on confiscation of illegally acquired property.
The draft leaves Federation entity ministers 15 days to send possible complaints or amendments to the entity Prime Minister, Nermin Niksic, the Social Democrat who brought in the law draft.
The aim of the law is to enable the judiciary in the Federation to combat organized crime more efficiently, Niksic said in Sarajevo after a Federation entity government session.
Niksic said his proposal should create a legal basis for illegally acquired property to be taken from crime suspects as well as from third parties in whom the property is registered.
The law will focus on suspected criminals who have wrongly obtained property through organized and business crime, corruption and drug smuggling.
Niksic said the Federation entity might also establish an agency to work on combating organized crime and corruption similar to the USKOK bureau in Croatia.
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