BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police say they have uncovered a plot to sabotage a government plane while carrying top officials.
The police said in a statement Thursday "certain criminal clans" and individuals with access to the government aircraft planned to sabotage the plane during a foreign trip by President Tomislav Nikolic, Prime Minister Ivica Dacic or his deputy Aleksandar Vucic.
The sabotage "would cause limited damage and after takeoff would bring down the plane," the police statement said. The three top Serbian officials continued with their flights. No other details of the alleged plot were given.
Dacic used the French-made Falcon government jet for his visit to Ireland on Thursday. The government has proclaimed the fight against organized crime its top priority.