Sinisa Simic pleads guilty in illegal alcohol, cigarette transport ring

A former Prince George's County Police officer pleaded guilty Tuesday to multiple charges stemming from a conspiracy to transport untaxed cigarettes and cocaine.

Sinisa Simic, 25, pleaded guilty to charges of extortion, conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm in connection with drug trafficking.

According to his plea agreement, Simic participated in a wide-ranging conspiracy to transport untaxed cigarettes and cocaine through Maryland, Virginia and beyond. He used his official authority as a police officer to ensure the safe transport of cigarettes and drugs and received cash in return.

Prosecutors say that Simic also obtained a handgun for a co-conspirator, Mirza Kujundzic, for his use during the conspiracy.

Simic will be sentenced on September 23. He could be facing 20 years in prison on the extortion charge, at least five years on the drug charges and five more on the firearms charge.

On May 25, another former cop involved in the conspiracy, Sgt. Richard Delabrer, pleaded guilty to charges in connection to the scheme as well.