Serbian Internal Affairs Minister Aleksandar Vulin said on Tuesday that 18 organized crime groups have been "processed" this year, eight of which were involved in drug trafficking.
A ministry press release quoted him as saying that the police seized more than 2.5 tons of drugs this year. “The Serbian police is continuing to deal blows to crime in a determined and brave manner and Serbia can be proud of the results achieved by the police,” he said after an exercise by the Criminal Police Department (UKP) using the latest training equipment.
Vulin said that the police are continuing their “fierce battle with criminals and drug dealers” and providing equipment to strengthen and develop the UKP. “It’s important for UKP personnel to be secure and protected and for that reason we have invested significant funds in the needs of the UKP,” he said.