15 July 2010
EULEX Executive Police in conjunction with the Anti-Corruption Task Force of the Kosovo Police are currently carrying out searches at eight locations. Three of these are in Pristina and the other five are in Peja. The searches relate to financial and corruption matters in connection to a telecommunications license.
The background of this investigation is the transfer of an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) telecommunication license in 2007 and 2008 between Dardafon LLC; Dardafon. NET.LLC and PTK which is suspected to have taken place under fraudulent circumstances.
As a consequence, the offices of Dardafon LLC company; Devolli company group Sh.p.k; Z mobile company and private residences of representatives of those companies are being searched.
In addition some PTK offices, in particular the office of the Chief Executive Officer and his private residence, are the target of searches. These searches are also related to a second investigation into corruption.
A EULEX pre-trial judge authorized the searches.
The ongoing investigation is being carried out under the supervision of the Kosovo Special Prosecution Office (SPRK).