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Kosovo's top anti-corruption prosecutor has been arrested over allegations he took bribes to drop corruption charges against powerful individuals.

Police in Pristina say Nazmi Mustafi was arrested at his office on Monday.

The investigation into Mustafi's activities is being carried out by the European Union's rule of law mission -- EULEX -- which has the power to step in and prosecute cases considered too sensitive for local courts.

Two others have also been arrested as a result of the probe.

Mustafi headed the special anticorruption task force established by Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaci in 2010.

His biggest case focused on Hashim Rexhepi, the former governor of Kosovo's central bank.

That case collapsed last December when a court refused to confirm the indictment against Rexhepi, citing a lack of evidence.

With reporting by AFP

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