Top soccer referee Slavko Vincic has insisted he was arrested after unwittingly becoming a witness as police in Bosnia and Herzegovina swooped on a gang of 26 men and nine women suspected of being part of a drugs and prostitution ring.

The Slovenian referee has called his attendance at a business lunch in the Bosnian city of Bijeljina “my biggest mistake” after he was allowed home on Friday following a raid in which police arrested a gang of people on suspicion of carrying cocaine and firearms and pimping prostitutes.

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Purported footage from the scene, posted by BN TV, showed several men sitting with their arms tied behind their backs near a selection of guns, as well as clips of women modeling for photoshoots and drinking champagne in glamorous settings as part of a ring allegedly led by Tijana Maksimovic (Pics Above).

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