Criminals under the guise of “supporters” are a big problem, but they’ve strengthened under the protection of part of the establishment. Testifying to this indirectly is the fact that they haven’t committed any serious incidents in the last eight years. This suggests that certain flirting has existed between them and the authorities.
During these 100 days, the Government of Serbia has – among other actions and promoted objectives – launched its struggle against organised crime. Every action in the fight against crime should be welcomed and supported in any country. However, one should not be euphoric in that. Criminals under the guise of “supporters” are a big problem, but they’ve strengthened under the protection of part of the establishment. We need only recall that in the last eight years they haven’t once created chaos in the city like they did before. This leads to the consideration that certain flirting has existed between them and the authorities.
We shouldn’t forget that there are numerous ‘supporters groups’ in serbia with thousands of members organised according to a military principle
However, when they strengthened in terms of financing, status and organisation, they became a problem that isn’t easy to solve now.
They now have their own logistics among the ranks of the police, judiciary, political parties, media companies, football clubs etc. We shouldn’t forget that there are thousands of them organised according to a military principle. The arrested Belivuk is the leader of the “Principles” group, but what is happening with others like the Ultra Boys, Alcatras, Bad Boys, Delije, Grobari and others.
Numerous professional murders have occurred due to the dividing of jobs and territories, which have not been resolved and were carried out by these groups. They are also well connected in the region and beyond, while their main business is drug trafficking, racketeering, extortion and blackmail. We are yet to see a fierce clash in this struggle, which will be neither quick nor easy.