Albanian authorities have made eight fresh arrests in their ongoing struggle to control a marijuana-growing enclave in the south of the country.
Convicted drug trafficker Elvis Rroshi has won a second term as mayor of Albania’s Kavaja municipality, near the capital Tirana.
Qazim Sejdini. Pic: FacebookAlbanian media have released a recording of a mayor warning journalists that they could be fired if they ask difficult questions during interviews.
Ambassador Donald LuCorruption within the Albanian justice system is entrenched at all levels, according to a milestone report presented on Monday by the Balkan country’s commission for justice sector reform.
The West Stand at Leyton Orient. Pic: Martin BelamProsecutors in the Albanian capital Tirana have issued arrest warrants for the Italian entrepreneur Francesco Becchetti – majority owner of London’s Leyton Orient football club – along with his mother Liliana Condomitti.
Albanian authorities have arrested nine government officials and pharmacy employees accused of stealing almost 56 million Albanian leks (US$ 449,994) in a healthcare scam.
Thousands of opposition activists took to the streets in Tirana on Thursday, as Albania’s government sank further into a row over accusations that the speaker of Parliament ordered hits on two MPs.
Two pre-dawn bomb blasts struck the Albanian capital Tirana on Tuesday, destroying a pharmacy belonging to the father of the Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri in what the prime minister called a terrorist attack targeted at a new anti-crime campaign.
Top police officials from Albania and Italy met this Monday, Jan. 19, to discuss stepping up coordination in the fight against organized crime.
Albanian police have arrested 11 people including Ermal Hoxha, grandson of former Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha, on suspicion of drug trafficking and firearms possession, as part of a major organized crime sweep.
A Macedonian national accused of belonging to a global identity theft and cyber crime syndicate responsible for US$50 million in financial losses worldwide has pleaded not guilty in a Las Vegas court.
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