Kosovo’s Special Prosecution said in a press conference that the police operation today followed considerable number of witness’ testimonies collected over a one-year period. Special prosecutor Syle Hoxha said investigations into the case that resulted in today’s arrests were launched in April of last year.
The prosecution of Kosovo announced that as part of the operation, the police arrested 11 Serbs, 4 Albanians and 4 Bosniaks and that weapons and money were also confiscated in the operation.
The police officers that have been also arrested in connection to the case have been suspended.
At the same time, Kosovo Police director Rashit Qalaj said that the police operation has been concluded and that apart from Zubin Potok, there were no problems in any other areas where the police operation was carried out.
Miradije Kelmendi from the Kosovo Police Inspectorate said that as part of today’s operation, 12 locations were searched and 19 police officers arrested of which 11 Serb, 4 Albanian and 4 Bosniak.
“Of police staff arrested, one was at the rank of captain, one of station commander, three sergeants. Various illegal items were confiscated which will serve as evidence, including weapons, technology equipment and money. Officials are being detained for 48 hours and have been suspended”, she said.