Eines der kriminellsten Länder der Welt: Albanien, aufgebaut von der EU, Berlin, NATO Banden und Steinmeier

Albania has been ranked as the 61st most criminal country in the world, ranking alongside Zimbabwe and Tajikistan, according to data published at the start of October.

The Global Organized Crime Index 2021, published by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, examines 193 countries, the state of organized crime, and the national response.

Albania scored 5.63 points out of a possible 10, with zero being optimum. The worst country in terms of criminality was the Democratic Republic of the Congo with 7.75, followed by Columbia, Myanmar and Mexico. Neighbouring Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Croatia, Greece, and Romania did better, while Serbia fared much worse.

The country was also ranked on the prevalence of its criminal market, where it came in at number 65, scoring 5.25. This was due to a high level of cannabis, cocaine and even heroin trading and trafficking.

An accompanying country report said that Albania is a source and transit country for human trafficking and irregular migrants, and Albanian criminals are responsible for a large number of trafficking victims in Western Europe. It continued that Albanian criminals are involved in both international and domestic human smuggling operations.

In terms of weapons, trading is relatively low in Albania but many weapons left over from civil unrest in 1997 are available on the market. Arms trafficking routes from Albania to EU countries are either inland, moving north through the Balkans or Greece, or seaborne to Western Europe.

Albania is also “home to a small but significant market for illegal oil extraction, which is facilitated by corrupt practices on the part of state officials.” The report said that while the market does not involve major organized crime groups, there are reported links between the latter and state officials.

The country continues to be a hotspot for drugs including heroin, cocaine and cannabis. Heroin is trafficked through the country to Europe from Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Local heroin processing labs have also been found. Cocaine trafficking is conducted in collaboration with Latin American cartels and the Mafia.

“Albanian criminal groups, however, are not just engaged in trafficking cocaine to Europe, but are also involved in its storage and distribution, and have increasingly consolidated their influence over wholesalers and retail markets across the continent.”

It scored even worse for criminal actors, with 6 points, alongside Haiti and Azerbaijan. Concerning criminal factions included mafia-style groups, criminal networks, and state-embedded actors.

Albania has been ranked as the 61st most criminal country in the world, ranking alongside Zimbabwe and Tajikistan, according to data published at the start of October.

The Global Organized Crime Index 2021, published by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, examines 193 countries, the state of organized crime, and the national response.

Albania scored 5.63 points out of a possible 10, with zero being optimum. The worst country in terms of criminality was the Democratic Republic of the Congo with 7.75, followed by Columbia, Myanmar and Mexico. Neighbouring Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Croatia, Greece, and Romania did better, while Serbia fared much worse.

The country was also ranked on the prevalence of its criminal market, where it came in at number 65, scoring 5.25. This was due to a high level of cannabis, cocaine and even heroin trading and trafficking.

An accompanying country report said that Albania is a source and transit country for human trafficking and irregular migrants, and Albanian criminals are responsible for a large number of trafficking victims in Western Europe. It continued that Albanian criminals are involved in both international and domestic human smuggling operations.

In terms of weapons, trading is relatively low in Albania but many weapons left over from civil unrest in 1997 are available on the market. Arms trafficking routes from Albania to EU countries are either inland, moving north through the Balkans or Greece, or seaborne to Western Europe.

Albania is also “home to a small but significant market for illegal oil extraction, which is facilitated by corrupt practices on the part of state officials.” The report said that while the market does not involve major organized crime groups, there are reported links between the latter and state officials.

The country continues to be a hotspot for drugs including heroin, cocaine and cannabis. Heroin is trafficked through the country to Europe from Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Local heroin processing labs have also been found. Cocaine trafficking is conducted in collaboration with Latin American cartels and the Mafia.

“Albanian criminal groups, however, are not just engaged in trafficking cocaine to Europe, but are also involved in its storage and distribution, and have increasingly consolidated their influence over wholesalers and retail markets across the continent.”

It scored even worse for criminal actors, with 6 points, alongside Haiti and Azerbaijan. Concerning criminal factions included mafia-style groups, criminal networks, and state-embedded actors.

Democratic Values Compromised in Albania Leading to Increase in Crime

Albania has been ranked as the 61st most criminal country in the world, ranking alongside Zimbabwe and Tajikistan, according to data published at the start of October. The Global Organized Crime Index 2021, published by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, examines 193 countries, the state of organized crime, and the.

Albania has been ranked as the 61st most criminal country in the world, ranking alongside Zimbabwe and Tajikistan, according to data published at the start of October.

Albania has been ranked as the 61st most criminal country in the world, ranking alongside Zimbabwe and Tajikistan, according to data published at the start of October.

The Global Organized Crime Index 2021, published by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, examines 193 countries, the state of organized crime, and the national response.

Albania scored 5.63 points out of a possible 10, with zero being optimum. The worst country in terms of criminality was the Democratic Republic of the Congo with 7.75, followed by Columbia, Myanmar and Mexico. Neighbouring Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Croatia, Greece, and Romania did better, while Serbia fared much worse.

The country was also ranked on the prevalence of its criminal market, where it came in at number 65, scoring 5.25. This was due to a high level of cannabis, cocaine and even heroin trading and trafficking.

An accompanying country report said that Albania is a source and transit country for human trafficking and irregular migrants, and Albanian criminals are responsible for a large number of trafficking victims in Western Europe. It continued that Albanian criminals are involved in both international and domestic human smuggling operations.

Albania has been ranked as the 61st most criminal country in the world, ranking alongside Zimbabwe and Tajikistan, according to data published at the start of October.

The Global Organized Crime Index 2021, published by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, examines 193 countries, the state of organized crime, and the national response.

Albania scored 5.63 points out of a possible 10, with zero being optimum. The worst country in terms of criminality was the Democratic Republic of the Congo with 7.75, followed by Columbia, Myanmar and Mexico. Neighbouring Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Croatia, Greece, and Romania did better, while Serbia fared much worse.

The country was also ranked on the prevalence of its criminal market, where it came in at number 65, scoring 5.25. This was due to a high level of cannabis, cocaine and even heroin trading and trafficking.

An accompanying country report said that Albania is a source and transit country for human trafficking and irregular migrants, and Albanian criminals are responsible for a large number of trafficking victims in Western Europe. It continued that Albanian criminals are involved in both international and domestic human smuggling operations.

In terms of weapons, trading is relatively low in Albania but many weapons left over from civil unrest in 1997 are available on the market. Arms trafficking routes from Albania to EU countries are either inland, moving north through the Balkans or Greece, or seaborne to Western Europe.

Albania is also “home to a small but significant market for illegal oil extraction, which is facilitated by corrupt practices on the part of state officials.” The report said that while the market does not involve major organized crime groups, there are reported links between the latter and state officials.

The country continues to be a hotspot for drugs including heroin, cocaine and cannabis. Heroin is trafficked through the country to Europe from Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Local heroin processing labs have also been found. Cocaine trafficking is conducted in collaboration with Latin American cartels and the Mafia.

“Albanian criminal groups, however, are not just engaged in trafficking cocaine to Europe, but are also involved in its storage and distribution, and have increasingly consolidated their influence over wholesalers and retail markets across the continent.”

It scored even worse for criminal actors, with 6 points, alongside Haiti and Azerbaijan. Concerning criminal factions included mafia-style groups, criminal networks, and state-embedded actors.

In terms of weapons, trading is relatively low in Albania but many weapons left over from civil unrest in 1997 are available on the market. Arms trafficking routes from Albania to EU countries are either inland, moving north through the Balkans or Greece, or seaborne to Western Europe.

Albania is also “home to a small but significant market for illegal oil extraction, which is facilitated by corrupt practices on the part of state officials.” The report said that while the market does not involve major organized crime groups, there are reported links between the latter and state officials.

The country continues to be a hotspot for drugs including heroin, cocaine and cannabis. Heroin is trafficked through the country to Europe from Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Local heroin processing labs have also been found. Cocaine trafficking is conducted in collaboration with Latin American cartels and the Mafia.

“Albanian criminal groups, however, are not just engaged in trafficking cocaine to Europe, but are also involved in its storage and distribution, and have increasingly consolidated their influence over wholesalers and retail markets across the continent.”

It scored even worse for criminal actors, with 6 points, alongside Haiti and Azerbaijan. Concerning criminal factions included mafia-style groups, criminal networks, and state-embedded actors.

The Global Organized Crime Index 2021, published by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, examines 193 countries, the state of organized crime, and the national response.

Albania scored 5.63 points out of a possible 10, with zero being optimum. The worst country in terms of criminality was the Democratic Republic of the Congo with 7.75, followed by Columbia, Myanmar and Mexico. Neighbouring Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Croatia, Greece, and Romania did better, while Serbia fared much worse.

The country was also ranked on the prevalence of its criminal market, where it came in at number 65, scoring 5.25. This was due to a high level of cannabis, cocaine and even heroin trading and trafficking.

An accompanying country report said that Albania is a source and transit country for human trafficking and irregular migrants, and Albanian criminals are responsible for a large number of trafficking victims in Western Europe. It continued that Albanian criminals are involved in both international and domestic human smuggling operations.

In terms of weapons, trading is relatively low in Albania but many weapons left over from civil unrest in 1997 are available on the market. Arms trafficking routes from Albania to EU countries are either inland, moving north through the Balkans or Greece, or seaborne to Western Europe.

Albania is also “home to a small but significant market for illegal oil extraction, which is facilitated by corrupt practices on the part of state officials.” The report said that while the market does not involve major organized crime groups, there are reported links between the latter and state officials.

The country continues to be a hotspot for drugs including heroin, cocaine and cannabis. Heroin is trafficked through the country to Europe from Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Local heroin processing labs have also been found. Cocaine trafficking is conducted in collaboration with Latin American cartels and the Mafia.

“Albanian criminal groups, however, are not just engaged in trafficking cocaine to Europe, but are also involved in its storage and distribution, and have increasingly consolidated their influence over wholesalers and retail markets across the continent.”

It scored even worse for criminal actors, with 6 points, alongside Haiti and Azerbaijan. Concerning criminal factions included mafia-style groups, criminal networks, and state-embedded actors.

NATO:„Defender Europe 21“ in Albanien und schon ist man beim RKI „kein Corona Risiko Gebiet“

Größer kann die Volks Verarschung, der Terror nicht sein, wie willkürlich das RKI, die Verbrecher Bande um Angela Merkel, den CDU/CSU Banden, ihre Risiko Gebiete willkürlich wie die Viren, Mutanten nun seit über einem Jahr erfinden, mit Politik Deppen die sich Wissenschaftler nennen, was schon mit der frei erfundenen „Wuhan“ Geschichte anfing, vor weit über einem Jahr. Kroatien, Slowenien ist Willkür Risiko Gebiet, für das Erpressungs Kartell aus Berlin. Das selbe üble Spiel 2020, obwohl die Volks Deppen des Verbrechens, bis heute nicht einmal den Virus isolieren können, noch wollen.


Albanien, wurde plötzlich Hochrisiko Gebiet Ende März, mit Tests Zwang, ist heute Risiko Frei.
siehe**

„Wir machen Manöver, also muss Albanien: „Corona Risiko frei“, so läuft das überall, immer ein Hintergrund, nur kein gefährlicher Virus und die Politiker schmiert man“

Ein Bundesgeneral, sitzt ja mit eigener Abteilung, heute seitdem 1.3.2020 im Gesundheits Ministerium, was auch Alles sagt: März leitet Generalarzt Dr. med. Hans-Ulrich Holtherm (55) die im Bundesgesundheitsministerium (BMG) neu geschaffene Abteilung 6 „Gesundheitsschutz..“ Reale Aufgabe: Die Bundeswehr, entsorgt, Betrugs Masken, Betrugs PCR Tests, Impf Müll, Nicht benötigte Beatmungsgeräte im Ausland, mit Gert Müller, als Entwicklungshilfe verbucht.

Realer Grund: Die Amis, machen dort ein gigantischen Marine und Militär Manöver um Durres in Albanien („Defender Europe 21“ in Albanien), wo die Vorbereitungen im März anliefen. Da muss man plötzlich nach den Parlaments Wahlen vom 25.4.2021, natürlich Risiko frei sein. So wird man verarscht, wo ich über die reale Situation in Albanien, im Balkan bereits im Juni 2020 berichtete. Gefakte TV Sendungen, über angebliche Corona Kranke, dafür gibt es Geld von Angela Merkel, der WHO, EU. Reine Fake Situation, was jeder Balkanese weiß, weil die besser vernetzt sind.

siehe RKI Website, wie es nur Verbrecher Gangs sich ausdenken können. ohne jegliche Basis

Wer ist dafür Verantwortlich, die Schreiber des Lockdowns, lauter Volks Trottel aus der Politik, welche die Wuhan Fake Story zelebrierten im Auftrage der dunklen Mächte aus dem Innenminiterium, mit Anna Müller, Staatsekretär Kerber, und 25 RKI Deppen, die auch nie als Arzt praktiziert haben. Einfach einen erfundenen Virus mal brauchten und Wild West Storys

Keine neuen Änderungen seit 9. Mai 2021 (s. aktuelle Liste unten)

RKI Website. Risiko Gebiete: Also lauter Hochstabler, Betrüger, regeln das!

Die Einstufung als Risikogebiet erfolgt nach gemeinsamer Analyse und Entscheidung durch das Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, das Auswärtige Amt und das Bundesministerium des Innern, für Bau und Heimat. Nennen wir die Banden: Die Pest von Europa, welche „Risiko Gebiete“ und „Viren“, „Mutanten“, „Wellen“ nach Tageslaune erfinden und auswürfeln. Profite überall im Mafia Stile der Nghrandeta, der Deutschen und EU Politik, immer gut geschmiert.

https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/Risikogebiete..

Beispiel **

„Risikofreie“ Gebiete: Es gibt nur wenige Länder, die in keine der drei Corona-Kategorien eingestuft sind, ihre Zahl nimmt aber zu. In Europa zählt Großbritannien schon dazu sowie Malta, Albanien oder Island. In anderen europäischen Ländern sind es einzelne Regionen wie zum Beispiel die beliebteste Urlaubsinsel der Deutschen: Mallorca. Auch für diese Länder und Regionen gilt noch die Testpflicht für nicht geimpfte Flugreisende, sonst aber keine Einschränkung mehr.

https://www.n-tv.de/panorama/

Ilona Kickbusch, Hanna Müller, Angela Merkel, Ursula von der Leyen, RKI entsorgt ihren Covid Betrugs Müll im Ausland

Und willkürlich, ohne jede Kontrolle, werden Blödsinn: Inzidenz Werte erfunden, um den Flug und Reise Verkehr mindestens zu Halbieren, ein reines Erpressungs System für Impfungen, Tests, und Wirtschafts Zerstörung. Die modelliertes Computer Mutanten und Viren, ist Angela Merkels, Horoskop Wissenschaft. Dann gibt es noch die Facebook Wissenschaft mit Drosten und dem Wuhan Virus. Die Wuhan Strategie Bande, für den Lockdown, aus dem BMI lauter Spinner der Politik, kein Arzt, nie in einer Firma gearbeitet!

• Prof. Dr. Boris Augurzky, RWI – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung: Eugen Münch Stiftung
• Dr. Hubertus Bardt, Institut der Wirtschaft Köln
• Prof. Dr. Heinz Bude, Uni Kassel
• Roland Döhrn, RWI – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
• Prof. Dr. Michael Hüther, Institut der Wirtschaft Köln
• Otto Kölbl, Universität Lausanne
• Dr. Maximilian Mayer, The University of Nottingham China (UNNC)Politologe
• Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christoph M. Schmidt, RWI – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung.

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Reine Volksverarsche, wie 217 Seiten,interne email des RKI zeigt, ein Lock Down Plan, weil deren System zusammen brach.

Über die gekauften Volksdeppen, welche das Lockdown Papier, für das BMI schrieben. Da kann es keine Entschuldigung geben, was diese Leute organsierten ohne jede Qualifikation, mit den gekauften RKI Banden, ebenso keine richtigen Wissenschaftler, sondern Parteibuch Gestalten rund um Jens Spahn und SPD Banden. Geadelt erneut mit Bundesverdienst Orden, was nur Berufs Betrüger erhalten, wo man viel Geld machen kann

Die Planer des Lockdowns in Deutschland, bei der Planung in 2019. Zentrale Bedeutung für den Betrug, die CDU Frau: Hanna Katharina Müller, Leiterin des Referats “Politische Ordnungsmodelle und wehrhafte Demokratie”, taucht in 2020 als BDI Vertreterin auf mit vielen emails und Anweisungen. Da muss man schon fragen, wie blöde das BMI ist mit 8 Staatssekretären, Horst Seehofer mit einschlägiger Erfahrung rund um Pharma Betrug, auch der Ex-Gesundheits Minister Markus Söder, Alles bei dem Roche Betrug mit Tamiflu, dem Schweinegrippe Betrug dabei. Für Betrugs gibt es immer Bundesverdienst Kreuz seit Jahren. Meeting im Herbst 2019, um Befehle für den Betrug zu erhalten, direkt beim Aspen Institut.

Im EU finanzierten Bauschrott der Albaner Mafia, gibt es bei einem Erdbeben: mindestens 13 Tote

Alles illegal gebaute Bauschrott Häuser, der Albaner Mafia, oft aus dem Kosovo und Mazedonien, welche eine Operations Basis benötigen in Durres. Die Verbrecher Clans kamen mit der NATO nach Durres, bauten Tausende von illegalen Häusern, Lokalen, Hotels, vor allem in Plepa, Golem, Pista Illyria, fast immer der totale Bauschrott, wo Ziegenhirten plötzlich teure Autos fuhren und Mörder Clans, ihre Geschäfte organisiertenl

 

update: 33 Tote, wurden geborgen

Die Kosovo Verbrecher in Albanien: „Ragip Haxhiajdini“, von Daut Kadrinovsky, Enver Shala, Familie Kapiti, Gashi, Ramuz Haradinaj, Ilir Majlindi, Lulzim Berisha


Stahl ist bei diesem absurden Mafia Bau nicht zusehen, wie bei den Anderen auch nicht und auch bei Bauten über 20 Stockwerken, wird kein Beton Rüttler verwendet. Über 1000 Appartment Häuser in Tirana, alle illegal gebaut, da gibt es nicht einmal Bauherren, die spurlos verschwanden mit ihrem Phantom Namen und Firmen.

Kein richtiger Beton, oder Zement, Kosovo Lokale und Hotels südl. Durres: Bauschrott

Bauschrott der Kosovo Mafia, wo nicht einmal richtiger Zement, oder Beton mit Beton Rüttler verwendet wurde, und immer komplett illegal auch der Prominemz der Mörder Banden aus dem Kosovo, wie dem „Shala“ promotet von Frank Walter Steinmeier und der SPD Bordell Bande mit Kinderhandel in Hamburg.

Bauschrott Strassen, EU finanziert, welche Partner im totalen Betrug sind, wie die Deutschen mit der Profi Kriminellen der KfW.

Heute in Früh gab es ein Erdbeben, mit 6,4 bei Durres, wo alle Warnungen ignoriert wurden, wie bei dem Betrugsfall rund im McKinsey, bei der Post und Bahn mit Stuttgart 21.

 

Das Kosovo Mafia Hotel „Tropikali“ in Durres brach vollkommen zusammen, wohl auch weil zu wenig Zement, Sand vom Meer verwendet wurde

 

Im Zentrum der Kosovo Terroristen und Mord Clans in Durres, der Pidst Illirya, bricht auch das Hotel „Mia Mare“ zusammmen, was wohl NATO konform ist, denn kriminelle Amerikaner, die US Albanische Mafia hat die Gestalten nach Durres und Albanien gebracht, inklusive Bin Laden Terroristen Ausbilder von Nah-Ost und Klaus Kinkel machte da eifrig mit.

 

Das Verbrecher System der EU im Balkan und Albanien

seit der bejubelten Übernahme der Edi Rama Regierung, fehlt jede Kompetenz, auch nur einfachste Verfahren, oft auch rund um Baugenehmigungen zu organisieren. Die Diktatur der Dumm Kriminellen, wurde vor allem von Georg Soros, Angela Merkel, den EU Banden begrüßt, wobei Edi Rama schon vor 15 Jahren einschlägig bekannt waren. Viele Albaner wünschen, das die EU, OSCE aus Albanien verschwindet, die EU und Weltbank Banken und die hoch korrupten KfW Vertreteter

Merkel S.Witwe

Wolfgang Hetzer: Zu den EU – Beamten, der EU Commission und Deutschen – und EU Politikern: aus Polizei News Letters: Wolfgang Hetzer

In solchen Kreisen, wenn Verantwortungslosigkeit Kultstatus genießt, warnt der EU– Korruptionsbekämpfer(Zitate nach „Kontext“), “geht es nicht mehr darum, was du verdienst, sondern darum, was du dir holen kannst, und wie du am einfachsten reich
wirst”. Und das sei soziales Dynamit. Hetzer spricht ausdrücklich von einer sogenannten Finanzkrise, von einer “Systemkriminalität” und von “Systemkorruption”.
Kommentar: Damit ist Alles gesagt, durch einen Insider Fachmann der EU: Wolfgang Hetzer

 

 

Britische Medien, über das EU Columbien: Albanien

Geld ohne Ende, für den Gender und Schwuchtel Wahn, der Albanien wie Deutschland zerstört. Alles bekannt, was die EU treibt auch mit Kolumbianern in Albanien schon in 1999, wo die Italiener schon damals die Erste Kolumbianer festnahmen, welche Koka Sträucher anbauen wollten mit der Albaner Mafia. Die Gestalten kamen unter dem Deckmantel der Hilfsorganisationen u.a. der Welthungerhilfe nach Albanien. Angebliche LBGT Gruppen, andere NGOs bis in Deutsche Regierungstellen, waren schon damals nur kriminelle Enterprise, was im Visa Skandal gut dokumentiert wurde. Die selben Akteure in Berlin mit der KfW, EU und US Banken und immer wieder Georg Soros, sind Federführend, damals wie heute.

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‘Colombia of Europe’: How tiny Albania became the

LGBTI Human Rights Workshop In Tirana

 

Kings of cocaine: how the Albanian mafia seized control of the UK drugs trade

 
‘They’re sophisticated, clever – and they always deliver’: from the ports of Europe to the streets of London, one criminal network is now at the top of the UK’s £5bn trade
Albanian crime gangs used the threat of violence – and commercial savvy – to take over the UK cocaine market.
Albanian crime gangs used the threat of violence – and commercial savvy – to take over the UK cocaine market. Photograph: Romas Foord

Something had kicked off the night before and the guys on the corner were keen to offer advice. “You don’t want to be hanging around here too long,” one said, refusing to elaborate. They were standing near Crispe house, a tower block on east London’s Gascoigne estate, undisputed territory of Hellbanianz.

The gang, an Albanian street crew of drug dealers, is known locally for its violence and more widely for a social media output featuring Ferraris, wads of £50 notes and gold Rolex watches to help enhance its reputation and recruit “youngers”. The Gascoigne estate, built in the 1960s and occupying land that slopes south of Barking town centre to the Thames, is its historical home turf….

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/13/kings-of-cocaine-albanian-mafia-uk-drugs-crime

It was getting dark, another two men appeared and, when asked if they were Hellbanianz, one said: “You should go.” The Observer was escorted off the estate and told not to return.

Hellbanianz belong to the “retail game” of the cocaine trade. They are the street dealers and enforcers of the Mafia Shqiptare, the Albanian organised criminal syndicates who, the National Crime Agency believe, are consolidating power within the UK criminal underworld and on their way to a near total takeover of the UK’s £5bn cocaine market.

The gang’s glossily produced trap music videos remind viewers “HB are ready for violence” and that they possess the requisite manpower and firearms. Yet, police sources say, Hellbanianz occupy the lowest rung of the Albanian mafia.

To better understand the Albanians’ remarkable rise in the UK one might climb to the 12th floor of the Gascoigne estate’s high-rise blocks. From there, the skyline of London, where much of their cocaine will be snorted, stretches west. In the opposite direction, several miles along the Thames, lie the mammoth container ports where their cocaine is offloaded in multi-kilo shipments. But it is across the Atlantic, to the jungles of Latin America, where the story of the Mafia Shqiptare starts.

How Albanians came to conquer the UK’s cocaine market is a lesson in criminal savvy; the value of making friends with the world’s most dangerous mafias; and the absolute threat of violence.

It began with a business model that was simple in concept, but sufficiently bold to subvert the existing order. For years cocaine’s international importers worked separately from its wholesalers and the gangs. Pricing structure varied, depending on the drug’s purity; the higher it was, the more it cost.

The Albanians ditched the entire model. They began negotiating directly with the Colombian cartels who control coca production. Huge shipments were arranged direct from South America. Supply chains were kept in-house.

Intelligence obtained by British experts revealed that the Albanians were procuring cocaine from the cartels for about £4,000 to £5,500 a kilo, at a time when rivals thought they were getting a decent deal using Dutch wholesalers selling at £22,500 a kilo. The Albanians lowered the price of cocaine – and increased its purity. More massive consignments were brought into the UK.

One of Hellbanianz’s slickly made drill rap videos, set on the Gascoigne estate in Barking, east London.
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One of Hellbanianz’s slickly made drill rap videos, set on the Gascoigne estate in Barking, east London. Photograph: YouTube

Tony Saggers, the former head of drugs threat and intelligence at the National Crime Agency, who has spent 30 years analysing the rhythms of the global narcotics economy, said: “What they have done very intelligently is say: ‘OK, we’ve got these margins to play with and we’re going to give a good slice of that to the customer.’”

The Albanian effect has profoundly shaped the use, production and economy of cocaine. The drug is at its cheapest in the UK since 1990 and purer than it has been for a decade, which has caused record fatalities. The UK has the highest number of young users in Europe. More broadly, far bigger and more frequent shipments of the drug have been seized entering the UK as cocaine production in south America has hit record levels – up 31% on 2016.

Rivals to the Albanian gangs like Hellbanianz initially struggled to compete because they had an inferior, more expensive product. Their only option has been to buy cocaine sourced from the Mafia Shqiptare.

Saggers said: “They have shown that you don’t have to be greedy to dominate drug markets. They’ve gone down the route of sustainable prices, good quality.”

Mohammed Qasim, a research fellow at Leeds Beckett University who studys drug dealers, described the Albanian business approach as “fantastic”, adding: “If they were on Dragon’s Den with this model, all the dragons would be giving them money.”

Yet for the Albanians’ model to truly work it required control of Europe’s ports. For that the Mafia Shqiptare needed to collaborate with the ‘Ndrangheta, the most powerful and globalised of the Italian mafias, which controls mainland Europe’s cocaine trade.

There is considerable evidence that not only are the Albanians working with the ‘Ndrangheta, but that they have formed the tightest of alliances. Sources say the Italian mafia consider the Albanians as equals. Saggers said: “There’s a strong Italian-organised mafia link with Albanians now, Albanians are working with them – not in competition with them. Plus, historically, the Italians have good contacts in Latin America.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/13/kings-of-cocaine-albanian-mafia-uk-drugs-crime

Albania Offers Frontex Agents Total Immunity

 
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A new draft law to ratify an agreement between the EU and Albania will allow the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) to operate within its borders. Frontex will have “executive competences” and be allowed to undertake operations within the border of Albania against illegal immigration and cross-border crime, such as drug trafficking.

Frontex agents will be allowed be armed and use force within the limits determined by Albanian law. Furthermore, Frontex agents will have immunity on Albanian territory, which means they will not be able to be prosecuted by the Albanian judiciary for any crimes committed in the country while involved in an official operation.

According to the agreement, Frontex agents cannot be called to testify as witnesses, which especially in case of drug trafficking will make it more difficult to get traffickers convicted. Furthermore, any damages caused by Frontex agents are to be covered by the Albanian state.