Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, accused of genocide, was arrested on Monday by the Serbian secret police, President Boris Tadici's administration informed, quoted by international media.

Karadzic was arrested on Monday night, a press release of the institution reads. Radovan Karadzic will be judged for war crimes in accordance with the UN war crimes court for former Yugoslavia, the document adds, without giving out more details.

Insider sources inform that he was arrested in Serbia and that Karadzic was depressed and did not fight his arrest, AFP reports. He has been taken to a prison in Belgrade. His arrest is considered another success for the pro-European Serbian forces.

Karadzic and Ratko Mladic - who is still missing - were condemned to 30 years of prison for genocide and war crimes during the Bosnian conflict in 1992-1995. His arrest marks Serbia's progress in finding American and European support for the country's actions.

EU officials declared on Monday night that Karadzic's arrest marks an important step towards a possible EU integration while Washington authorities declared that his arrest is an homage to all the victims who died during the war.

American diplomat Richard Holbrooke, one of the brains of the Dayton Peace Agreement, which marked the end of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina named Karadzic, in a BBC interview, Europe's Osama bin Laden.