Alleged Persons' Trafficker Sentenced to 14 Years in Italy, at Large in Slovenia

Trieste, 22 June - Josip Loncaric, an alleged head of an extensive pan-European network smuggling illegal immigrants into Western Europe, was sentenced by an Italian court on Friday to 14 years in prison and a fine of 700,000 euros, the Trieste-based daily Il Piccolo reported Saturday. However, Loncaric, a Slovene citizen, will not go to prison in Italy as yet, as he is standing trial in Slovenia, successfully prolonging the procedure due to health problems.

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