Shocking new videos released by OCCRP partner KRIK have shown top police palling around with a drug kingpin.
Balkan drug gang boss Rodoljub Radulovic has met nine times with officials of the Serbian Ministry of Police, according to the intelligence videos obtained by KRIK.
Two of the meetings were with Ivica Dacic, who previously served as prime minister and minister of police, and Ivica Toncev, his advisor for national security. The meetings took place while Dacic was head of the police and Radulovic and convicted drug lord Darko Saric were arranging large shipments of drugs to Europe from South America.
Dacic is currently serving as chairman of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and as Minister of Foreign Affairs for Serbia.
Based on the videos, the meetings with Dacic and Toncev seem cordial, even warm, with the men kissing each other and raising toasts.
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The videos show Radulovic having the following meetings:
- On Nov. 29, 2008, Radulovic met Lazarevic, Dacic’s chief of cabinet, for a 15-minute chat at the Zodiak restaurant at around 4 pm. Lazarevic shows something to Radulovic on his mobile phone. Half an hour later, the video continues with Radulovic meeting an unknown bald person at the Tai-tai restaurant.
- On Dec. 6, 2008, also around 4 pm, Radulovic is seen standing in front of his jeep, talking on a cell phone,
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