The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti today met with police officers who received bodily injuries in the action against smuggling in the north of the country on October 13.
Kurti expressed regret for the attack on police officers, stressing that crime and criminal groups will not be tolerated and will be fought.
"This police operation that was carried out in the region of Prishtina, Peja, South Mitrovica and North Mitrovica had passed without problems, except in North Mitrovica. There, organized criminal groups had gathered, created roadblocks with various means of transport, used gas cylinders, shock bombs, shots with firearms and hand grenades, in order to prevent and attack police and customs officials, who have been in the performance of official duties ", it is said in the notification of the office of the Prime Minister.
As a result of this police action, 10 officials were injured, seven of them of Albanian nationality and three of Serbian nationality.
"The progress of the police operation aimed at preventing and combating smuggling in some regions of Kosovo was assessed, as well as the professional actions of police officers carried out in cooperation and coordination with Kosovo Customs and the judiciary," the statement said.
During the meeting it was said that the Kosovo Police will continue to carry out its duties and responsibilities at the national level, in order to prevent criminal activities, prevent the smuggling of goods and the destruction of criminal groups.
The Minister of Internal Affairs, Xhelal Sveçla, was also present at the meeting./21Media