The US Treasury announced yesterday that it has designated 4 people and 5 entities said to be associated with the criminal organisation led by narcotics trafficker Naser Kelmendi as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers. The designations are made pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. They are:
- Elvis Kelmendi
- Besnik Kelmendi
- Liridon Kelmendi
- Donata Kelmendi
The entities listed are:
- Predstavnistvo Casagrande Export-Import
- Donata Company D.O.O.
- Hotel Casa Grande (Montenegro)
- Hotel Casa Grande (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- N.P.T.T. Dona-Shell
The entries for Naser Kelmendi were also amended.
Naser Kelmendi was arrested on 6 May 2013 pursuant to an international arrest warrant, and was indicted by the Special Prosecution Office of the Republic of Kosovo on 4 July 2014 on charges of murder and narcotics trafficking.