Prishtina, 5 February 2014 - In the early hours of the morning began a raid and arrest operation against a group suspected of committing offenses of organized crime, fraud and exercising influence.
EULEX spokesperson, Blerim Krasniqi, told KosovaLive arrested Ukë Rugova, who suspected of organized crime. He said the defendants’ homes raided. This operation is part of a joint investigation of Kosovo Police and EULEX.
Early this morning, an international prosecutor in the Special Prosecution Office in Kosovo (SPRK) conducted an arrest and search operation against ten (10) defendants allegedly involved in an organized criminal group suspected of committing various offences, including (1) Organised Crime (contrary to Article 283 of the Criminal Code of Kosovo ‘CCK’); (2) Trading in Influence (contrary to Article 431 CCK); and (3) Fraud, against the Italian Embassy in Pristina (contrary to Article 335 ‘CCK’). The SPRK and the Italian Embassy in Pristina are working in close and mutual cooperation in this ongoing investigation.
The operation today is a joint investigation between Kosovo Border Police and EULEX, under the auspices of the SPRK.
Ukë Rugova lawyer, Bajram Tmava, said to KosovaLive that EULEX prosecutor has ordered 48-hour ban for his client and raid is ongoing. He said the arrest order made for the offense of organized crime.
Searches of several properties are still on-going.