Croatia: Organized crime service chief arrested for theft

Former head of Croatia's Organized Crime Service Zeljko Dolacki has been arrested on suspicion that he stole money and gold from Interior Ministry premises.

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According to the charges, he took EUR 280,000 in cash and two kilograms of gold from a safe located at his office at the HQ of Criminal Investigations Police.

The Croatian police announced on Friday they solved the case, adding that Dolacki, by virtue of his office, had access to these items that had been confiscated during criminal investigations.

"The suspect took them and kept them for himself - there is suspicion that he falsely presented the case as a robbery, and, using his position, made considerable financial gains," said the police.

The Croatian police will file a criminal complaint against Dolacki on suspicion that he abused his official position and powers.

Dolacki was suspended after the reported robbery, while Croatian Police Director Vlado Dominic, Zagreb Police Chief Goran Burusic, and two more MUP (Interior Ministry) officials resigned.

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