Military Security Agency (VBA) of Serbia confiscated a large quantity of weapons in southern Serbia, which was supposed to be illegally transported to FYROM (Macedonia). It is assumed that it was for the party infrastructure of the largest Albanian parties whose officials participated in armed conflicts in Macedonia, writes Serbian daily “Blic”, referring to the sources from VBA.
According to these sources, last week were confiscated several thousand rifles, machine guns, mortars and hand grenades, which members of VBA discovered near Presevo and Bujanovac, while one foreign citizen and two Serbian citizens of Albanian nationality tried to transport them to Macedonia through illegal channels.
“This is a large cargo of weapons which was obviously intended for use if conflict in Macedonia escalates, or perhaps to provoke incidents”, says the source.
He added that the infantry weapons could have been used for the possible coup.
The source said that the action was a part of VBA operation but also operation of the other security services that have raised their level of awareness to the highest level at the order of state officials.
The action was carried out in great secrecy but chief of VBA and state leaders were notified about it. According to the daily’s source, it was decided not go public with this information at the time of action.
“Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said that amount of confiscated weapons could serve someone to pour oil on the fire in the current fragile political situation in Macedonia”, said the source.
He added that the competent Macedonian Intelligence services were notified about the action.
“At the same time VBA noticed increased movement of Albanians from the area of Presevo and Bujanovac to Macedonia in previous days. The similar situation is with Albanians from Kosovo, primarily those known as former KLA members”, added the source of the daily.