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Indictment filed in organized crime case

17 April 2013

A EULEX Special Prosecutor from the Special Prosecution Office of Kosovo (SPRK) filed an indictment at the Pristina Basic Court against Ylber Jashanica charged with the criminal offences of unauthorized distribution and sale of dangerous narcotic drugs, organized crime and unauthorized possession of weapons. 

Photo from the search and arrest operation conducted on 02 October 2012, which was part of the investigation of this particular case.

The prosecution alleges that between August 2010 and January 2011, the defendant was responsible for organizing the export from Kosovo to Germany of large amounts of heroin in co-perpetration with other defendants who have already been arrested in Munich and sentenced for their part in this criminal enterprise. 

The defendant was arrested in October 2012 in Pristina as part of a joint operation between the Kosovo Police and EULEX Organised Crime Investigation Unit (OCIU) investigators.

The case is being jointly prosecuted by a EULEX and a local SPRK prosecutor.