20 March 2014
Yesterday an international pre-trial judge of the Basic Court in Prishtinë/ Priština, upon the application of the prosecution, ordered one month detention on remand for three defendants arrested on Tuesday (18 March 2014). The defendants are being charged by the prosecution for Organised Crime and Smuggling of Migrants.
The arrests and searches, conducted by Kosovo Border Police Investigation Unit in the areas of Gjilan/Gnjilane and Viti/Vitina, are part of an on-going investigation led by an international prosecutor of the Kosovo Special Prosecution Office (SPRK).
Defendants have the right to appeal.