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Bosnian Mafia

Bosnian mafia
Founding location Bosnia and Herzegovina
Territory The Balkans, Western Europe, United States, Canada, Scandinavia
Ethnicity Bosniak, Bosnian Serbs and Bosnian Croats
Criminal activities Drug trafficking, gambling, cigarette smuggling, human trafficking, prostitution, illicit antiquities trafficking, extortion and weapon trafficking

The Bosnian Mafia (or Bosnian organized crime) is the body of illegal gangs and criminal organisations operating in drug trafficking, gambling, cigarette smuggling, human trafficking, prostitution, illicit antiquities trafficking, extortion (often under the cover of ostensible security and insurance companies) and the arms trade. Smuggling revenues are between €150 million and €300 million.[1]


  • Organised-crime groups and activities 1
    • Sandžak mafia 1.1
      • M-Falangen 1.1.1
  • Judicial prosecution and the struggle against criminal networks 2
  • Key people 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Organised-crime groups and activities

The Bosnian Mafia can be broadly divided into four categories – the Zastava M70 Yugoslav-made AK-47s to Iraq.

Sandžak mafia

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  1. ^ Griffiths, Hugh (21 February 2005). "Investigation: Will Europe Take on Bosnia's Mafia?". Institute for War & Peace Reporting. 
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See also

Key people

However, there have been some efforts to increase collaboration between the two regions. In 2006 the European Union established the State Investigation and Protection Agency. SIPA is a Bosnian federal police agency with authority in both regions, and is under the direct administration of the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH MIS).

The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska – both of which have their own capital, parliament, president and police force. Due to the poor cooperation between law-enforcement agencies in the two regions, criminals can often evade prosecution simply by moving from one to the other. Mafia groups from neighbouring countries (particularly Serbia and Croatia) often base their operations in Sarajevo, due to its proximity to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Judicial prosecution and the struggle against criminal networks

The so-called M-Wing (in Swedish M-Falangen) is an organized crime group based in Albanian crime group, which has resulted in murders.[3]

Territory Malmö
Ethnicity Primarily Sandžak Bosniaks
Criminal activities Drug trafficking, weapon trafficking, extortion, robbery, fraud and murder


. Scandinavia regions such as Western European Sandzak crime groups have spread to Bosnia and Herzegovina itself, as well as several [2]

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