FECL 52 (December 1997):

GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT IN ORGANISED CRIME

Revelations have surfaced as regards criminal activities pursued by the Croat government, military and police.

Recently, in his book "Criminal Tale", the Italian Mafioso Felice Maniero accused the son of the President of Croatia, Franjo Tudjman, son of "participating in the illegal arms trade with the Italian Mafia".

Also, estranged Croat politicos have elaborated on an organised crime system existing where there is "a complex network of relations in which a significant part is played by high politics, the military and police". Specific allegations of criminality include involvement with the illegal car trade, arms, narcotics, and prostitution - precisely the forms of crime under the remit of Europol...

 

Source: AIM Review No. 50, August 1997