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EULEX carries out arrest near Zubin Potok related to organised crime

17 May 2011

EULEX Executive Police have arrested a man in northern Kosovo who is suspected of involvement in organised crime. The arrest took place this morning (17 May) on the road between Zubin Potok and Mitrovica north. The individual was arrested in the context of an investigation relating to organised crime, money laundering, smuggling of fuel, tax evasion and the fraudulent evasion of import duty and excise tax.

A search of the suspect’s house in Zubin Potok was also carried out after being duly authorized by a Pre-trial judge. The overall security of the operation was carried out by KFOR.

The arrest is a follow-up to the EULEX law enforcement operation that took place in Zubin Potok on 15 February 2011.

The investigation is under the supervision of a EULEX prosecutor from Kosovo’s Special Prosecution Office (SPRK).

 

 

 

For further information, please contact:

Nicholas Hawton – Head of PPIO , +386 49 78 1616
Blerim Krasniqi – Spokesperson (Albanian language), +386 49 78 2930
Irina Gudeljevic - Spokesperson (Serbian language) +386 (0) 49 78 4123