Rama Changes His Mind: Police Involved with Drugs

Rama Changes His Mind: Police Involved with Drugs

Prime Minister Edi Rama convened his drug task force to review the current state of the fight against drug trafficking and cultivation in the country. During his speech, the Prime Minister confirmed that officers of the police forces were involved with the cultivation and trafficking of narcotics. Parallel to cleaning cannabis from the map of […]

Minister Demiraj Requests Dismissal Police Chiefs

Minister Demiraj Requests Dismissal Police Chiefs

In an interview with the Voice of America, Minister of Interior Affairs Dritan Demiraj announced yesterday that he sought the dismissal of 3 regional police chiefs, over involvement in the electoral campaign. According to the report Minister Demiraj has fired the police chiefs in Dibra, Gramsh, and Puka. I have requested the dismissal of 2–3 chiefs of […]

State Police Tenders, €1.5 Million of Irregular Spendings

State Police Tenders, €1.5 Million of Irregular Spendings

TV Klan reports that the State Police during 2014–2015 has procured 43 tenders that violated the law on public procurement. From audit documents of the State Supreme Audit Institution (KLSh) secured by TV Klan it appears that at least three contracts were negotiated directly with a private company costing the state €1.5 million. The KLSh reports […]

Police Uniforms, Minister Tahiri Spends Another €9.5M

Police Uniforms, Minister Tahiri Spends Another €9.5M

Minister of Interior Affairs Saimir Tahiri has opened another public procurement procedure for police uniforms, shoes, insignia, and accessories at a total value of 1,292,618,666 lekë (~€9.5 million). Nearly 75% of that sum is reserved for only the uniforms. This is remarkable, because in 2016 Minister Tahiri had already organized two other tenders for police uniforms, […]

Minister Tahiri Presents New Police Uniforms, Again

Minister Tahiri Presents New Police Uniforms, Again

Today, Minister of Interior Affairs Saimir Tahiri and Prime Minister Edi Rama presented the new uniforms of the State Police on the premises of the Ministry of Interior Affairs, in the presence of the heads of the police forms, as well as a large number of police officers wearing their new uniforms. Minister Tahiri declared […]