One of Sweden's "Most Wanted" Criminals (a Drug Dealer) Busted in Phoenix. Sneaked Into U.S. Through Mexico
Selling nearly 200 pounds of amphetamine in the United States probably won't land you on the FBI's Most Wanted List, but it apparently will in Sweden, which is where Predrag Stojanovic is one of the country's "most wanted" criminals for allegedly slangin' some speed.
Stojanovic, 44, was busted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Phoenix last week. He told authorities he sneaked into the U.S. through Mexico.
"We will not allow criminal fugitives to seek safe haven in the United States," Albert Carter, acting field office director of ICE ERO in Phoenix, says. "Our [Enforcement and Removal Operations] officers and agents work closely with their law enforcement partners to identify fugitive aliens and ensure they are held accountable for their crimes."
In 2002, the Stockholm District Court in Sweden issued a warrant for Stojanovic's arrest for aggravated narcotics smuggling. They say he tried to move 184 pounds of amphetamine.
According to both Interpol and the Swedish National Bureau of Investigations, Stojanovic, a Serbian national, is one the country's most wanted criminals.
In comparison, all but three of the FBI's most wanted criminals in the United States killed at least one person. The others stole several million dollars or were involved in a large-scale investment scheme of some sort.
Stojanovic was turned over to U.S. Marshals for extradition back to Sweden.
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