SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- An attorney for three Guantanamo detainees says they have been sent to Bosnia and are expected to be released to their families.

Attorney Stephen Oleskey calls it "a very happy ending." He says: "We are absolutely thrilled."

An unscheduled flight has delivered the men to police in Bosnia, where they were rushed into armored cars and taken to police headquarters. Oleskey says the transfer to police was a formality.

A judge in Washington ordered the release of the Algerian-born men last month, saying the U.S. government's case was not strong enough to continue holding them. The order came in the first hearing on the Bush administration's evidence for keeping prisoners at the U.S. Navy base in eastern Cuba as "enemy combatants."