The Basic Prosecution in Prishtina has appeared in a press conference regarding today’s action conducted in the Ministry of Agriculture which is a continuation of the operation conducted on February 24, 2021, the case “Subsidy 2021”.
The prosecutor of the case, Rafet Halimi, told the media that the action took place in several municipalities of Kosovo, such as Prishtina, Podujeva, Peja, Gjilan and Istog.
Halimi said 21 officials have been arrested in connection with the case.
“Following the operation of the Prosecution, in the early morning hours we have undertaken an extensive operation in Prishtina, Podujeva, Peja, Gjilan and Istog where 21 defendants have been arrested for giving and receiving bribes, abuse of official duty,” he said. .
According to him, 14 of them are officials within the Ministry of Agriculture.
“14 of them are officials within the Ministry and some officials from Kosovo Municipalities. Most of them are directors. “The prosecutor has sufficient evidence that the defendants have committed criminal offenses and a request for detention on remand will be filed against them within 24 hours”, said Halimi./Zëri