Prishtina, 22 August 2013 - A mixed panel of EULEX and local judges at Prizren Basic Court today announced the verdict on a migrant smuggling case, where two of the three defendants were sentenced to ten years of imprisonment.
The court found Okay Altuntas, a citizen of Turkey, guilty for one count of smuggling of migrants and sentenced him to seven years of imprisonment. Altuntas was acquitted for the counts of organised crime, money laundering, and one additional count of smuggling of migrants.
Bujar Fazliu was found guilty on one count of smuggling of migrants and sentenced to three years of imprisonment. Fazliu was acquitted for the counts of organised crime, money laundering, and the second count of smuggling of migrants.
The third defendant in the case, Florent Ademaj, was acquitted of all charges.
The case was prosecuted by a EULEX prosecutor from Kosovo Special Prosecution Office (SPRK).
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