Policy Actions During 2012

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On January 6, 2013, “Justice in Kosovo” discussed the police actions during 2012.

Among the questions discussed were: What were the police actions during 2012?How many kilograms of narcotic substances were confiscated? What were the statistics of confiscated narcotic substances, of traffic accidents and of confiscated weapons?

The police had many actions during 2012. Some people were arrested during these actions. During the first action the police arrested one suspected person but they could not find two other suspected individuals. The three persons were suspected of committing severe crimes.

The second action concerned illegal weapons. Six persons were suspected and only two were arrested. Two weapons were found, and one of them was illegal. The action was considered successful.

Moreover, the amount of illegal drugs found in Kosovo in 2012 was significantly higher than in 2011. In 2012, 1,300 kilograms of drugs were confiscated. The types of drugs confiscated were: marijuana (1200 kilograms), heroin (92 kilograms), and cannabis plants (10,000). “Justice in Kosovo” cameras were present during three actions where 400 kilograms of marijuana were confiscated.

During one of the actions of the Kosovo police, in Junik, two police officers were injured because they faced resistance while arresting suspects. The two police officers were sent to the hospital in Peja.

The police responded to a report of family violence – a father and mother who were beaten by the son. Medical treatment was offered to the family. Another case included a woman who was beaten by her boss. Two suspects and the victim were sent to the police station. The victim was offered medical treatment.