Goran Vuković

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Goran Vuković
Born 1959
Belgrade, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia
Died 12 December 1994 (aged 35)
Belgrade, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia
Other names "Majmun" ("Monkey")
Occupation Gangster

Goran "Majmun" Vuković (1959 – 12 December 1994) was a Serbian gangster who earned his nickname Majmun ('Monkey') due to his unique style of breaking into buildings: climbing and jumping balconies to enter a premises.[1]

Although he spent a considerable amount of time in Germany, he is regarded as a member of the Voždovac gang.[2] He garnered notoriety in the killing of mobster Ljubomir Magaš (aka Ljuba Zemunac) in Frankfurt, West Germany on 10 November 1986, in front of the local courthouse.

Magaš was unofficially proclaimed as the godfather of Serbian organized crime at the time. Vuković received a prison sentence of 5 years for the crime. He later returned to Belgrade.[3]

After returning to Belgrade in 1991, he survived five assassination attempts.[3] Such attempts included the bombing of his car as well as two policemen trying to kill him.[citation needed] Due to this, he concluded that the Serbian secret police had a hit-list, and that Romeo Savić was murdered by said police. The reason for Savić's assassination (according to Vuković) is because Savić was openly talking about police drug dealers. Vuković was mentioned in Ratko Mladić's personal diaries. Mladić wrote that Vuković and Duško Malović were involved in the 1994 murder of Serbian reporter Radislava Vujasinović.[citation needed]

When he got back to Belgrade, he survived five murder attempts before getting murdered in December 1994. He was shot in his car near the Yugoslav Drama Theater building by three masked assassins, who appeared out of darkness of nearby Manjež park and opened continuous fire from automatic weapons. Vuković and his bodyguard Duško Malović were found dead.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Kako kriminalci dobijaju nadimke" [How criminals got their nicknames]. B92. 5 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fama zvana Voždovac" [Fame called "Voždovac"]. Večernje Novosti. 17 July 2002. 
  3. ^ a b c Švarm, Filip (28 June 2012). "Eksplozivno leto i posledice" (in Serbian). Vreme. 
  4. ^ "Masters of the underground: 7 most famous Serbian criminals of the 1990s". Kurir. 12 September 2015.