BELGRADE — Serbia's state TV says that the man accused of organizing an attempted transfer of about 2.7 tons of cocaine from South America to Europe has been arrested.
State TV says that Darko Saric was arrested Tuesday in a joint action by police in Serbia and Montenegro. The location of his arrest has not been released.
Saric has been on the run since October 2009 when the drug smuggling operation which he allegedly led was disrupted near the Uruguayan coast in an international police action that included U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents.
The Balkan countries are one of the main drug smuggling transit routes toward western Europe.