Report: Three Serbs murdered in Bolivia

Three Serbs working as bodyguards for a narcotics boss in Bolivia have been murdered, along with three others, Belgrade newspapers said Monday.

The three Serbs - Bojan Bakula, 28, Predrag Sertfko, 35, and Sasa Turcinovic, 31 - owned the Combat Team Security Solution, a "security and detective agency" based in Ruma, 50 kilometres west of Belgrade, the daily Blic said.

The manager of one of the agency branches, Dejan Andjelkovic, said he had not received official confirmation of the killings.

The alleged narcotics boss, William Rosales Suarez, was traveling in a convoy guarded by Bakula, Turcinovic, Stojkov and six locals. According to reports from Bolivian sources, the convoy was pulled over by men in special police uniforms.

Six of the nine people with Rosario were executed with shots to the head. Rosales is still missing.

Bakula and Turcinovic started the security agency two and a half years ago and had about 15 employees, reports said.

Turcinovic had been a member of the "Red Berets," a secretive special police unit that was disbanded after its members carried out the assassination of Serbian prime minister Zoran Djindjic in 2003.

[Source: Deutsche Presse-Agentur DPA, Belgrade, Serbia, 17may10]

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