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Detention ordered for suspicion of involvement in organised crime

16 December 2011

A EULEX pre-trial judge at the District Court of Prizren has ordered one month’s detention on remand for a man accused of smuggling of migrants and organised crime.

The individual was arrested on Wednesday 14 December. The operation was carried out by a Joint Investigation Team of EULEX Police Organized Crime Investigation Unit and Kosovo Police Directorate of Organised Crime. Evidentiary materials were seized and the one individual arrested.

The individual is alleged to be involved in the illegal transportation of persons from Turkey, through Bulgaria, Kosovo, Bosnia, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia and into Italy.

The operation was overseen by a EULEX Prosecutor from Kosovo’s Special Prosecution Office.