March 16 (SeeNews) - The U.S. Department of State said its Treasury department imposed sanctions against Osman Mehmedagic, the former director general of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Intelligence Security Agency, and two other Bosnian individuals.
The U.S. Treasury is sanctioning Mehmedagic for misusing a government-owned telecommunications company and collaborating with criminal networks for the benefit of his party, the Party of Democratic Action (SDA), and himself, the Department of State said in a statement on Wednesday.
The U.S. Treasury has also imposed sanctions against Dragan Stankovic, the director of the Serb Republic's Administration for Geodetic and Property Affairs. Stankovic is accused of an attempt to pass unconstitutional legislation involving state property.
The U.S. is also sanctioning Bosnian national Edin Gacanin for alleged narcotics trafficking activities across multiple countries and money laundering.
"Gacanin’s cartel is involved in money laundering and is connected to the Kinahan Organized Crime Group, which was previously designated by Treasury for its role as a significant transnational criminal organisation," the statement read.
In October, the U.S. State Department imposed sanctions on Fadil Novalic, prime minister of the Federation entity, whereas in January 2022, sanctions were imposed against Milorad Dodik, president of the Serb Republic.
The Serb Republic and the Federation are two autonomous entities that form Bosnia and Herzegovina.