Former UFC fighter Denis Stojnić was detained final week as a part of a collection of mass arrests throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Footage posted on YouTube appeared to point out the heavyweight being handcuffed by regulation enforcement earlier than being taken to the BiH Prosecutor’s Workplace.
Stojnić’s arrest occurred simply days earlier than the fighter was scheduled to compete in opposition to Russian heavyweight Oleg Popov at a Bellator occasion in Milan, Italy.
Over the previous 12 months, dozens of individuals have been arrested on prices of drug & weapons trafficking, in addition to prostitution and homicide. The mass arrests stemmed from a sting operation that was a part of a collaboration by regulation enforcement companies from a number of international locations that intercepted thousands and thousands of messages despatched by the supposedly safe smartphone-based messaging app ANOM.
The ANOM service was broadly utilized by criminals, however as a substitute of offering safe communication, it was truly a computer virus covertly distributed by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP), enabling them to watch all communications.
The sting operation resulted within the arrest of over 800 suspects allegedly concerned in felony exercise, in 16 international locations. This included a number of key figures in Bosnia, together with the chief police inspector of the Ministry of Inner Affairs of the Republika Srpska (RS) and the pinnacle of the regional workplace of the Intelligence.
Stojnić, who misplaced each his UFC fights to Cain Velasquez and Stefan Struve, seems to be the most recent arrest associated to the sting operation.