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Champions League ref arrested over drugs and prostitution ring

Slavko Vincic, who has refereed in the Champions League and Europa League and was an assistant at Euro 2012, was arrested in a drugs and firearms operation.

Champions League ref arrested over drugs and prostitution ring

Champions League referee Slavko Vincic has been arrested by police in Bosnia and Herzegovina for his alleged involvement in a drugs and prostitution ring. Vincic, who took charge of the match between Genk and Liverpool in this season’s elite European competition as well as two more Champions League games and one in the Europa League, was detained in a cabin in Bijeljina where the authorities discovered nine women, 26 men and a cache of weapons and cocaine.

Vincic linked with drugs and firearms

Croatian daily 24Sata reported that Vincic, who was an assistant to Damir Skomina at Euro 2012, was arrested alongside Tijana Maksimovic, who police believe was the ringleader of the prostitution ring. Maksimovic was detained while attempting to cross the border with Croatia in a boat that was also carrying three women.

While Vincic is not believed to be directly involved in the operation, he stands accused of being one of the 26 men who were allegedly caught in possession of drugs and illegal firearms.