BiH Security Minister, Dragan Mektic, stated at a press conference on Wednesday, that BiH security agencies during the night prevented the entry of a foreign national into BiH about whom they had reliable information that he is close to the Islamic State and other terrorist organisations and groups.
“This person tried to misuse the visa regime liberalization, but he was disclosed at the Sarajevo International Airport, where he was detained and then returned to his home country,” said Mektic to reporters in Sarajevo.
He added that he will not announce the citizenship of this person because, according to him, it is about security-confidential information on a person known to be a terrorist. Given the close ties this person has with various radical groups in the world, Mektic says, that the person is a threat to the security of BiH and its citizens, and as such will be closely monitored and not allowed to enter BiH.
Mektic has confirmed that the BiH Security Ministry has a number of suspicious persons, that can be linked to radicalism and terrorism, on its internal list. He has stated that these persons are under constant surveillance by security agencies in BiH.
Just two days ago, Mektic informed the public in BiH that Amir and Emir Hodzic, the twin brothers that Germany deported to BiH, are under suspicion for terrorist activity. Mektić said that all agencies work with relevant security services to protect citizens.
“Hodzic twins are not convicted, they did not commit any crime, but the Germans are not crazy. Germany is an organized country and would not let them go if they had committed any crime”, the Security Minister explained.
He added that the security agencies monitor more than 100 communications of persons that can be linked to terrorism.
“We can not detain anyone whom the Germans let go. This is not our first contact with Germany about Hodzic twins. We have been in communication with German agencies for several months”, Mektic explained./IBNA