25 April 2014
Today, an international prosecutor from the Kosovo Special Prosecution Office (SPRK) filed an indictment against one defendant at the Prizren Basic Court. The defendant is charged with Organised Crime, Unauthorised purchase, possession, distribution and sale of dangerous narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, and Money Laundering. It is alleged that the defendant is responsible for the trafficking of narcotics from Albania to Kosovo and onwards to several European Union countries in 2009 as a member of an organised criminal group, and the laundering of the criminal proceeds made by the group from these activities.
The defendant was arrested in February 2014 and is in detention on remand.
Three other defendants who were alleged to be part of the same criminal group were already tried and convicted in earlier proceedings in Kosovo.
The case is being prosecuted by an international prosecutor from the SPRK.