Arkan's Legacy: The Serbian Mafia



They are war heroes in their own country, yet are considered as war criminals to the rest of the world. The men who joined up „to defend the Serb nation“ and fought proudly in the notorious paramilitary group, Arkan’s Tigers, never accepted that they had done anything wrong. What has become of these men? Many went on to join the Serbian mafia, trafficking drugs, women and arms into Europe. In the years of sanctions after the war, the mafia offered a way of avoiding economic disaster. Other Tiger members were recruited into the state security force, where one went on to assassinate Serbian Prime Minister, Zoran Dindic. And others remained at home, reminiscing of past „glories“ and preparing for the next time they need to defend their motherland. We gained exclusive access to one of the most controversial militia in modern European history.