Court of Serious Crimes Blocks Tahiri’s Passport

Court of Serious Crimes Blocks Tahiri’s Passport

The Court of Serious Crimes has decided to block the passport and identity card of former Minister of Interior Affairs Saimir Tahiri and ordered his to report weekly to the Prosecution of Serious Crimes. The Court decided on these new security measures after the Prosecution had presented new evidence from wiretaps of 25-year-old businessman Orest […]

Besnik Çapja Arrested in Elbasan

Besnik Çapja Arrested in Elbasan

The police of Elbasan has arrested 40-year-old Besnik Çapja, one of the Çapja family members accused with drug trafficking. On November 28, Interpol in Rome issued an arrest warrant against Çapja, who used two other pseudonyms, Besnik Bylyku and Klinton Prifti. He was wanted for drug trafficking, specifically cocaine trade. In January 20, Çapja was convicted […]

After 18 Months the Police Confiscates Balili’s Property

After 18 Months the Police Confiscates Balili’s Property

On Friday, the Police of Saranda has confiscated Santa Quaranta, a luxury complex owned by Klement Balili, who is suspected by the Greek and Albanian police of being the leader of an international drug trafficking organization. The decision for the confiscation of all the properties of the former Director of Transport in Saranda was made […]

Albania Consolidates Position on European Drug Market

Albania Consolidates Position on European Drug Market

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 […]

Italian Police Dismantles Albanian–Italian Criminal Organization in Naples

Italian Police Dismantles Albanian–Italian Criminal Organization in Naples

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 […]

The Only True Opposition Leader

The Only True Opposition Leader

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 […]

Albanian Cocaine Mafia Infiltrates Amsterdam

The Albanian mafia, which is very powerful in the UK, is also a growing threat for the Netherlands. It plays a big role in the Amsterdam drug circuit.

Albanian Cocaine Mafia Infiltrates Amsterdam

With raids in 14 buildings and the arrest of 7 suspects, the Amsterdam criminal investigation department concluded an intensive, one-and-a-half-year-long investigation of a large branch of an Albanian criminal organization. They worked in close collaboration with the Italian authorities, who are following many more Albanians. Around 100 Albanian criminals were monitored during the investigation in […]

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