Prying Eyes: Illegal Cameras Reveal Crime’s Hold on Albania
Albanian police have recently dismantled some 451 illegally erected CCTV cameras, which experts see as a worrying sign of the power of organised crime structures.
Albania Police Find More Surveillance Cameras Erected by Gangsters
Albanian police on Friday said they had found 47 new surveillance cameras erected illegally in the Durres region.
They said the cameras had been put up "to provide information for criminal purposes, as well as to monitor the movements of the police". Eight people are under investigation.
Attack on Albanian Journalist Over Court Report Widely Condemned
European and Albanian journalists' associations condemned the attack on an Albanian journalist assaulted on Wednesday in his home town of Lezha after he published a news item about a court ruling.
Facial recognition system identified fugitive cryptocurrency boss in Op ‘Brain’
Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has said that Türkiye is waiting for Faruk Fatih Özer's extradition, who was arrested by Albanian police for defrauding investors in his cryptocurrency platform Thodex.
Democracy Digest: Signs, Trains and Espionage in Czechia
Czechia's centre-right government has agreed a "neutral stance' on a controversial bill to enshrine marriage as between a man and a woman in the constitution, Prime Minister Petr Fiala announced on Wednesday. The legislation was proposed in response to the 'threat' posed by the recent submission of a parliamentary bill to legalise gay marriage.
Albania Probes Russians, Ukrainian Arrested at Arms Factory
The Albania government said on Monday that it is seriously examining an incident at the weekend in which two Russians and a Ukrainian passport holder were detained while entering an arms factory in Gramsh and allegedly assaulted soldiers.
Albania Police Seizes Cocaine at Port of Durres
Albanian police on Wednesday seized 45.5 kg of cocaine found in a container in the Port of Durres during a police operation codenamed "Transit".
The company's administrator and a customs agent contracted by the company were detained on charges of trafficking in narcotics.
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The Eagle’s Nest: Migrants, Refugees Tread New Balkan Route
Armed with smartphones and, in the main, directed by smugglers, most take the 'Eagle's Nest', a mountain path near the Morina border crossing, or follow the White Drin River.
Three years to the day – The report of Katsifas’ murder: “The Albanian police kills Greek in Northern Epirus! (photos) (Upd.)”
Three years after the Albanian police executed him in cold blood the Albanian authorities have not issued the official report on the incident
Dozens of Suspected Arsonists Arrested in Balkans Over Blazes
Albanian police on Tuesday said 15 people had been arrested for deliberate arson since July 25 in connection to wildfires burning for about two weeks in the country.