After the criminal charges of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and on the order of the Public Prosecutor’s Office for Prosecuting Organized Crime, the former mayor of Karposh, Stevco Jakimovski and two of his associates, heads of the expropriation and urbanism sectors, were arrested Tuesday morning.

Together with them, six more businessmen from the construction business were summoned before a pre-trial judge at the Skopje-based Criminal Court.

The Prosecutor’s Office for Prosecuting Organized Crime confirmed this information but did not want to tell the names of the arrested, except that information spread on social media that the former Karposh mayor was among the nine arrested people.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office requested detention for these three suspects, and precautionary measures, ie seizure of travel documents and regular reporting in court for the six businessmen.