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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Albania' (7)

Profile: Albanian drug boss Besnik Sinanaj

By David Amoruso

Albanian drug boss Besnik Sinanaj was on a roll. Still only in his early 30s, he ran one of the hottest phone lines in the United Kingdom. Almost 100,000 calls were made to his London call center by people who, well, they wanted to buy cocaine. And…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 13, 2017 at 6:55am — No Comments

Mafia Math: Calculating Italian organized crime’s illicit income

By David Amoruso

How much money does the Italian Mafia make? How many billions of dollars go up the chain through the organizations of Sicily’s Cosa Nostra, Campania’s Camorra, and Calabria’s ‘Ndrangheta? Criminology professor Francesco Calderoni did the math and came up with some very interesting numbers, numbers that many deem the most…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

Major Albanian-Czech people smuggling network busted

PRESS RELEASE

Law enforcement authorities from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom, supported by Europol, took action early today against a Europe-wide organized crime group composed primarily of Czech and Albanian nationals.

Members of the group are suspected of money laundering and smuggling mainly Albanian nationals into the European Union in breach of immigration law. Eight members have been arrested.

The group, operating since late 2013,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

International Albanian Heroin Ring Busted in Italy

By David Amoruso

European police smashed an international heroin trafficking ring operating in Italy last week, arresting 71 individuals in Italy, Albania, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Italian Carabinieri ROS began Operation Ellenika in March 2009, focusing on a Kosovo/Albanian organized crime group involved in trafficking large…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 28, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

An Introduction To The New York Albanian Mob

By Kevin Heldman



It's not every day that two weed dealers from New York City face the death penalty.



These two are a pair of Albanian-American brothers from Staten Island named Saimir and Bruno Krasniqi, ages 29 and 26. They, along with a 27-year-old partner named Almir Rrapo—who was a civil servant in Albania, working for a deputy prime minister at the time of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 10, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

New Arrests in Violent Albanian Drug Gang Bust

FBI personnel working in the arrest processing room

Photo Credit: Rich Kolko, FBI



By David Amoruso

Posted on August 25, 2010

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Yesterday, Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Janice K. Fedarcyk, the Assistant… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 27, 2010 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Albanian Boss: Princ Dobroshi



By Paul Chafs (a member of the Mobbed Up message board)

Posted on June 2, 2009



During the last decades the Albanian Mafia has become an important factor within the European drug world. Gangs are said to be in control of 70% of the heroin market in Switzerland and also control pieces of the drug market in other European countries. They are also rumored to be heavily involved in prostitution rackets in the United Kingdom, Belgium,… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2010 at 11:14am — No Comments

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