Newsweek reports on the failed attempts of the government to address organized crime, leading the mafia to invest its marijuana profits into cocaine and heroin trafficking.
Italian media outlet Notizie has reported that the Italians and Dutch police have dismantles an international drug trafficking network, furnished with drugs from Albania. The police seized about 1 ton of drugs and arrested 14 persons on the account of international drug trafficking. According to the police, Albania was the country of origin of the drugs, […]
Date presented in the National Drug Report 2017 of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), an EU agency, show that over the last year Albania has consolidated its position in the European drug market. In last year’s report, the EMCCDA stressed the growing role of Albanian cannabis producer and main transit […]
This weekend the Italian Guardia di Finanza has dismantled in Naples yet another criminal organization trafficking drugs from Albania to Italy. No details are yet available about the organization, but the Italian media report around 26 people have been arrested. The criminal organization is suspected of trafficking different types of narcotics, including marijuana, heroin, and […]
After an item from Dutch public television program Nieuwsuur, in which the chief of the Rotterdam Police Frank Paauw warned that within three years the Albanian mafia in the Netherlands has significantly increased its activities, Liberal-Conservative VVD deputies Foort van Oosten and Malik Azmani have sent parliamentary questions to the Minister of Justice and Security Ferdinand Grapperhaus. […]
The mission was difficult, if not to say embarrassing: to go to Albania, invited by a government that a few months ago removed its Minister of Interior, who for long had been supported by the Italian technical and diplomatic mission in the country, under the accusation of collaboration with narco-traffickers – accusations that arose precisely […]
UK newspaper The Daily Mail reports that Albanian gangs have taken over most of the UK drug trade and use “ruthless” tactics.
Minister of Interior Fatmir Xhafaj and representatives of the Guardia di Finanza presented today the results of the aerial monitoring to identity cannabis plantations in Albania. During May 15–September 15, the Italians monitored the Albanian terroritory in a project mainly financed by Italy and European Union. During these flights about 23% of the total non-urban […]
Unexpectedly, the chief of the secret service, Visho Ajazi, accused of being in the camp of former Prime Minister Sali Berisha, resigned, allowing his deputy, proposed by Prime Minister Edi Rama. With this action he has made any possible resistance of President Meta unnecessary, as well as any attempt of the so-called united opposition to […]
It appears that every case with public interest, now, is no longer channeled through the pertinent institutions, but, contrarily, served for judgment to the uninformed public opinion. This model is transformed into the standard government formula. For this aim it uses the majority of the media, to inject and make official its version of events or to distort […]