The Svedok news site reports that some of the luxury items owned by businessmen who were allegedly blackmailed by Boki 13 ended up with members of the Zoran Zaev family, indicating a direct link between the extortion gang and the ruling family.

The site reports that luxury cars and yachts owned by Jordan Orce Kamcev, Dejan Pandeleski and Sead Kocan, all ended up in the hands of Trajce Zaev – the Prime Minister’s cousin, and an oil trader named Vladimir Stajik. Some of the luxury vehicles were also taken by Zoran Mileski – Zoki Kicheec, who was arrested alongside Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 for blackmailing Kamcev, the site reports.

According to Svedok, Trajce Zaev is now the proud owner of a Bentley which used to belong to Orce Kamcev. Stajik has Sead Kocan’s Bentley, while an Adriatic based yacht owned by Dejan Pandeleski is now the property of Stajik.

The group allegedly used wiretaps held by Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, and her ability to intiiate charges against whoever was mentioned in the thousands of illegally recorded conversations, to blackmail businessmen. According to the charge, Boki 13 and Zoki Kicheec extorted 1.5 million EUR from Kamcev and demanded a full six million, in exchange for getting Janeva to drop her money laundering charges against him.

Stajik responded to the allegations through his Facebook account, to say that he himself was the victim of one of the two defendents, but also from some journalists. He announced that he will talk to the state prosecutors to explain the situation and that he will sue commentator Milenko Nedelkovski for also reporting that he has taken luxury vehicles from some of the blackmailed businessmen.