B92.net, Belgrade: Serbian President Boris Tadić confirmed during a news conference in Belgrade today that a man suspected to be Hague fugitive Ratko Mladić has been arrested.
Tadić said the arrest operation was carried out by Serbia's intelligence agency BIA and the Service for Discovering War Crimes.
According to reports earlier in the day, the Serbian police arrested on Thursday a man going by the name of Milorad Komadić, who was suspected to be former VRS General Ratko Mladić. B92 previously received confirmation that a man suspected to be Mladić was in custody.
The secret operation came after a tip-off that Komadić "possessed some identification documents of Ratko Mladić and was physically very similar to him", the Zagreb-based Jutarnji List reported earlier today. The report did not mention the location where the arrest took place. B92 has unofficially learned that the operation took place in the village of Lazarevo, near the town of Zrenjanin in northern Serbia.
The former military leader of Serbs in Bosnia is wanted by the Hague Tribunal on genocide and war crimes charges.