President Vjosa Osmani reacted after today's action of the police and customs, emphasizing that the fight against organized crime is uncompromising and non-negotiable.
Osmani said that the action of the Kosovo police and customs, authorized by the justice institutions, can not be called "action in the north", because it was an action in different parts of Kosovo, against persons of different ethnicities, and that the common had smuggling and organized crime.
"Now that this fight against crime is real, uncompromising, and non-negotiable, we expect the EU to remain loyal to the values of the rule of law that it represents," Osmani added.
She explained that "this type of crime has always been multiethnic."
"Some Albanians in the south and some Serbs in the north and people of other ethnicities, often assisted by certain politicians, have been organizing this crime for years. But those days are over. The fight against organized crime does not have the logo of ethnicity, but the logo of belonging to criminal groups. "Anyone who tries to present it differently is a helper to criminal groups, which the EU has been trying to fight for two decades," Osmani wrote on Facebook, adding that the fight against crime is uncompromising.
Today, a police operation was carried out against the smuggling of goods in Prishtina, Peja, South Mitrovica and North Mitrovica. While in all other regions the police operation passed without problems, in the north of Mitrovica organized criminal groups have gathered, created roadblocks with various means of transport, used gas cylinders, shock bombs, firearms shots and hand grenades, for the purpose of obstructing and attacking customs and police officers who have been in the line of duty./ 21Media