Today's action is in no way directed against citizens, or certain locations

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The Minister of Internal Affairs, Xhelal Sveçla, spoke about the developments in the north of the country due to the police operation undertaken today there, against the smuggling of goods.

"Today's action in four different regions in Kosovo was successful with the confiscation of goods and the arrest of their smugglers. "This action is a continuation of our commitment in the fight against corruption and organized crime throughout the territory of Kosovo and in no way is directed against citizens, or certain locations." said Sveçla.

Sveçla also announced that there are eight police officers injured in this action.

"You already have information that there are eight injured police officers, I call on the responsible institutions to react against those who attacked officials", Sveçla said during a press conference.

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 went smoothly, 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, in order to prevent and attack customs and police officers, who have been on duty./21Media