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EULEX and Kosovo Police make arrests in major organized crime case

27 May 2010

The Kosovo Police Anti-Organised Crime Unit together with specialised units, under the lead of a EULEX Prosecutor from the Special Prosecutor’s Office of Kosovo (SPRK) have arrested two men in connection with a major investigation into organized crime.

The operation, related to drugs trafficking, was carried out in the Prizren region and was accompanied by a simultaneous raid by Albanian police in the Kukes area, Albania.

Kosovo Police carried out a number of searches and seized material, including a firearm and large amounts of money.  The long-term police investigation has involved a number of police services from different countries. A large amount of drugs has been seized in the past, related to the case. The drugs were thought to be destined for Western Europe.

In today’s operation by Albanian police, one person was arrested in the Kukes area.

The pre-trial judge at the Pristina District Court ordered both men to be held on remand for one month.