Human trafficking ring broken in Kosovo, eight arrests made

Published on July 17, 2007, Europe News

Category: Organized Crime in Kosovo

Pristina - Police in the southern Serbian province of Kosovo arrested two Albanians on Tuesday involved in the trafficking of six Chinese citizens from Serbia proper to Kosovo.

The trafficking ring was intercepted in the Gnjilane region of Eastern Kosovo, some 40 miles from the capital Pristina.

Two Albanians from Bujanovac, a town located near Kosovo's administrative border in Serbia's Presevo Valley, were arrested for trying to illegally transport six Chinese citizens from Serbia to Kosovo.

All eight are being held at a detention centre in Gnjilane.

Owing to its porous borders under control of a United Nations administration and a NATO-led peacekeeping force, Kosovo has become a major gateway between the East and West for drug smugglers and human traffickers.

2007 dpa - Deutsche Presse-Agentur

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