Fight against organized crime remains a challenge for Kosovo

Fight against organized crime remains a challenge for Kosovo

Pristina, 13 April 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Organization for Democracy, Anti-corruption and Dignity “Rise!” presented today a study in relation to illegal assets seized in Kosovo.

Presenting this study, Arton Demhasaj of “Rise!”said that fight against organized crime remains a challenge and this has to do with the lack of action.

“Currently Kosovo has a legal basis for illicit assets, but so far there hasn’t been any success, due to the lack of action. Also, there are cases when judicial proceedings cost more than the seized assets”, Demhasaj said.

Albulena Haxhiu, head of the parliamentary law committee said that there’s irresponsibility among institutions in relation to illicit assets.

“The current law for the seizure of assets has not brought any results even after three years since it was approves as justice institutions have been captured”, Haxhiu said.

Fadil Bunjaku of the Agency for the Administration of Seized Assets said that not all assets are handled by this agency and that the statistics that this institutions has only relate to the assets that this institution holds. /