Three arrested for migrant smuggling

18 March 2014

This morning the Kosovo Border Police Investigation Unit carried out an arrest and search operation as part of an investigation into offences of Organised Crime and Smuggling of Migrants. Three defendants were arrested and four properties were searched in the Gjilan/Gnjilane and Viti/Vitina areas.

The Kosovo Border Police Investigation Unit action was conducted in cooperation with Swiss law enforcement agencies who carried out simultaneous arrest and search operations in Switzerland.

The arrests and searches in Kosovo were made as part of an on-going investigation which is being led by an international prosecutor of the Kosovo Special Prosecution Office (SPRK).