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Arrest in organized crime investigation into trafficking in drugs

04 May 2011

EULEX Executive Police have arrested one man in Peja in connection with international heroin trafficking.  Searches at two different premises in Peja linked to drugs trafficking, were also carried out by EULEX Police.

The operation took place in the early morning of Wednesday 4 May.

The arrested individual is accused of trafficking in drugs in and out of Kosovo to various European countries in 2008-09. His arrest is part of a wider investigation into organized crime.

The arrest and searches were duly authorized by a EULEX pre-trial judge at the District Court of Pristina. The investigation is supervised by a EULEX prosecutor from Kosovo’s Special Prosecution Office (SPRK).