Embassy of the United States of America in Kosovo has given a donation to Kosovo Customs, equipment for specialized control, with the aim of a better control, which will affect the detection and prevention of cross-border organized crime.
Kosovo Customs Director, Naim Huruglica stated that the U.S. Government consistently in two-three recent years has brought equipment to the needs of the Kosovo Police and Customs, these devices which...
Kosovo Customs Director, Naim Huruglica stated that the U.S. Government consistently in two-three recent years has brought equipment to the needs of the Kosovo Police and Customs, these devices which have helped enormously in the work of customs officers and police in detecting and stopping of crime. He said the value of equipment that U.S. government has donated to KC so far, exceeds the value of 800 000 euro and together with equipment donated today, reaches the amount of about one million euro.
"Thanks to this equipment and training that consistently, the U.S. government has provided to Kosovo, the Kosovo Customs and Police have managed to significantly increase its results in increased detection and stopping of cross-border organized crime. Only during 2011, statistics show that there is duplication of detections compared to 2010, whereas in 2010 has also been a duplication compared to 2009 in the case of detections. Approximate value of equipment that until now only KC were donated by the U.S. Government, the value exceeds 800 thousand euro and together with those which are donated today, reaches almost amount of 1 million euro, "said Huruglica.
According to him, U.S are an example of how the democracy should be developed within a state, but also how function the independent agencies in implementation of law, in fighting the organized crime and smuggling at the border.
Although Kosovo is a country with young democracy, Huruglica assured the representative of the U.S. that Kosovo Customs, the Police and other institutions will find the partners who will be able to build good relations in fighting cross-border crime. He thanked the U.S. Government for all this help that is giving to the capacity of KC and to other institutions.
While Dana Brawn, acting chief deputy of the U.S. mission in Kosovo, said that this donation with equipment for specialized control, will improve the control of Kosovo's borders.