Harrisburg, PA – U.S. Marshal Michael
R. Regan announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) and
members of its Fugitive Task Force arrested Ismet Delić in Harrisburg.
In March 2006, an arrest warrant was issued in the Republic of Bosnia
and Herzegovina by the Cantonal Court of Novi Travnik. The warrant
charged Ismet Delić with murder. The warrant alleged that, on July 12,
1992, an incident occurred in which Delić shot and killed Sabadhudin
Ahmić. It is alleged that Delić and the victim become involved in a
verbal argument, leading to a fist fight, and that Delić went after
Ahmić with a handgun, fatally injuring him. After authorities were
unable to locate and arrest Delić in Bosnia, concluding that he may have
fled to the United States, an international arrest warrant was issued in
November 2007 by the Cantonal Court of Novi Travnik.
The United States Marshals Service is the primary agency within the
federal government responsible for locating and apprehending fugitives
who are wanted by foreign countries and who have been identified and
located in the United States.
Pursuant to the extradition treaty between the United States and the
Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnian authorities asked the United
States through diplomatic channels for the issuance of a provisional
arrest warrant against Delić. The matter of applying for a provisional
arrest warrant is a lengthy, time-consuming process. It involves meeting
all of the requirements that exist in the extradition treaty between the
On September 25, 2009, a provisional arrest warrant was issued in U.S.
District Court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania – Harrisburg
On September 29, U.S. Marshals and members of its Middle District of
Pennsylvania (M/PA) Fugitive Task Force, arrested Delić in the 1600
block of Swatara Street in Harrisburg. Delić did not offer any
resistance, and was taken into custody without incident.
Delić, also known as “Šutko”, is a 55 year old Bosnian citizen. He will
have an initial appearance before a United States Magistrate Judge in
Harrisburg. Based upon the official request from the Republic of Bosnia
and Herzegovina for the arrest of Delić, he will be held in custody to
await further extradition hearings.
The following agencies from the USMS M/PA Fugitive Task Force provided
manpower and assistance in this case: Dauphin County Adult Probation and
Parole, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, and the Pennsylvania
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