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Detention ordered for suspects in organised crime case

18 April 2012

A EULEX pre-trial judge of the District Court of Prizren has ordered the detention on remand for one month for two suspects in connection with an investigation against a transnational organised crime group. The defendants are charged with organised crime and smuggling of migrants.

The arrests took place early yesterday morning in a coordinated operation conducted by a Joint Investigation Team of EULEX Police Organised Crime Investigation Unit and Kosovo Police Department of Organised Crime, led by a EULEX Prosecutor of the Special Prosecution Office. Thirteen other suspects were arrested simultaneously in other countries in the region.

These arrests follow an earlier operation in Kosovo of December 2011 in which the alleged leader of the criminal group was detained.