Ex-Yugoslav star Dzajic arrested in fraud probe
BELGRADE, Serbia -- Former Yugoslav soccer star Dragan Dzajic was arrested Tuesday along with two other former Red Star Belgrade officials as part of a fraud investigation into the sale of a player to a Spanish team.
Dzajic, former Yugoslavia basketballer Vladimir Cvetkovic and Milos Marinkovic were arrested and questioned by police over striker Goran Drulic's move from Red Star to Real Zaragoza in 2001.
The move allegedly led to the three illegally receiving about $9 million, police said. Red Star reportedly received a club-record fee of $10.5 million for Drulic.
The three men, who left Red Star several years ago, have been detained for 48 hours after a judge's ruling.
Dzajic played on the left wing for Red Star in the 1960s and 70s and has made the most international appearances (85) in the history of Yugoslavian soccer. He became the administrative director of the Serbian national team last week.
In December, police raided Red Star's Belgrade headquarters as part of an investigation into fan riots and the 1991 European champions' possible links to organized crime.