UN police arrest three men for smuggling arms and explosives in Kosovo

Two Albanians and one Kosovo-Albanian were transporting a large arms cache by mule when they were intercepted by police serving with the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), supported by the international force for Kosovo (KFOR). The three suspects, currently in police custody pending prosecution, could face prison sentences of up to eight years if convicted of illegally possessing a large quantity of weapons. According to UNMIK, items confiscated included 20 automatic and sniper rifles, 2 machine guns, 15,000 rounds of ammunition, 20 kilogrammes of explosives and 30 hand grenades.

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