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Press Release

EULEX-KFOR operation in northern Kosovo to tackle organised crime

Pristina 03 March 2011

In the early hours of Tuesday 15th February, EULEX police teams together with the supportof units from KFOR carried out an operation to tackle organised crime in the Zubin Potokarea of northern Kosovo. Four private residences and one business were searched.  

The operation relates to an on-going investigation into a number of criminal offencesincluding: smuggling of goods, tax evasion, fraudulent evasion of import duty and excise tax and organised crime.

In the course of one of the searches, three people were arrested on separate alleged offences.

The investigation is being supervised by the Special Prosecution Office of Kosovo (SPRK). The searches and arrests were duly authorised by a pre-trial judge.