Playmate on the run after murder plot conviction
Published 08/09/2016 | 02:30
Police in the Balkans are searching for a former 'Playboy' model who has gone on the run after being sentenced to prison for setting up a honey trap in a plot to kill a mafia gangster.
Authorities in Bosnia-Herzegovina have issued an Interpol arrest warrant for Slobodanka Tosic, who posed topless for men's magazines and appeared on the cover of 'Playboy' in 2008.
The 30-year-old model, who was named Miss Bosnia at the age of 19, was convicted earlier this year of arranging to meet a mafia boss, Djordje Zdrale, for a date and then betraying him to his rival Darko Elez, who then attempted to have him killed.
Zdrale was wounded in the assassination attempt, which took place in 2006, but managed to escape. The model was charged as an accomplice to the plot.
A court handed down a two-and-a-half year jail sentence in March, which was upheld by an appeals court in July.
Bosnian prosecutors said she had links to "one of the largest groups of organised crime" in the country.
But she has failed to present herself to the authorities and is now the subject of an international hunt.
She was last known to be living with her parents in eastern Bosnia. (© Daily Telegraph, London)