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Two Nabbed in Serb Assassination Probe

Police arrested two suspects and seized weapons in the home of a slain underworld boss during the manhunt for the assassins of the Serbian prime minister, the government announced Tuesday. Dragan Ninkovic and Zoran Vukojevic, two key members of an underworld clan blamed for Zoran Djindjic’s assassination last week, were arrested late Monday. In a statement, the government described Ninkovic as the leader of a Serbian drug cartel and Vukojevic as a former policeman-turned-criminal. It did not say what role the two were suspected of having played in the assassination. “Both suspects attempted to resist arrest and to escape, but special police teams apprehended them,” it said. Zoran Zivkovic, a close Djindjic’s ally nominated to succeed him as prime minister, told parliament Tuesday that over 750 people had been arrested since last Wednesday in the police sweep. He told the session, which is to vote on his nomination later Tuesday, that “a large quantity of arms and explosives” were discovered during the arrests. The government said investigators found weapons hidden in a concrete bunker in Monday’s raid on the home of a slain underworld boss, Zeljko Raznatovic, nicknamed Arkan. His widow Svetlana Raznatovic, known as Ceca, was arrested for sheltering key suspects sought in Djindjic’s killing. Full Story

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