Skip to comments.Dangerous Albanian Criminal Arrested in Macedonia
Posted on 04/08/2006 4:02:03 PM PDT by joan
Tirana. Dangerous Albanian criminal Lulzim Berisha who is wanted for murder, trafficking of drugs and arms and for instigation to prostitution was arrested in Tetovo during joint operation of Macedonian and Albanian police and UN Mission in Kosovo, Albanian Interior Minister Sokol Olldashi stated yesterday evening cited by Macedonian agency Makfax.
Minister Olldashi explained Berisha was arrested yesterday in flat in Tetovo; during the arrest forged passport was found on him with which he traveled around Macedonia.
According to Tirana media Lulzim Berisha is the main organizer of a criminal group. It is suspected the members of this group committed numerous murders, larceny, etc. Berisha left Albania a month ago.
Another Albanian criminal spreading crime in the Balkans and beyond.
Albanians....slick willie's new best friends.
Thanks for the ping, Joan. Looks like good cooperation between Albania, Macedonia,and the UNMIK police made this happen. That cooperation was sorely lacking a few years ago. Since then, the United States via the Adriatic Charter and various bilateral initiatives has done more than anybody else to spur cross-border anti-crime initiatives, intelligence sharing, and military cooperation in the south Balkans.
The Balkans has been a success story under the Bush Administration. In the decade prior to President Bush taking office, there were four wars, a seven-figure refugee count, a six-figure death count, we had over 30,000 troops in the Balkans and Serbia was ruled by a thuggish dictator who was allowing war criminals to operate with impunity. Since then, we are down to under 2000 troops, there have been no wars, Milosevic was thrown out of Serbia & into the Hague, and troops from Albania, Macedonia, and Bosnia are supporting the US in the Middle East. The only unfinished business is determining final status for Kosovo and then getting Serbia up to western standards of governance so it can join the civilized world; and the Bush Administration is pushing hard to accomplish that as well.
Translation: Getting Serbia to accept the coming Dhimmitude that Western Europe so obediently embraces without having to murder every last one of them.
Are you F_*&@%G kidding me? Serbia is far more civilised than either Bosnia, Macedonia or that hellhole the Albanians have created in Kosovo. You need a reality check. Get your head out of your ass.
Tom Walker, Pristina
April 11, 2006
KOSOVO, the former Yugoslav province, is falling into the grip of Albanian organised crime gangs, casting a shadow over attempts by the international community to turn it into a fully fledged independent state by the end of this year.
Participants in talks in Vienna, sponsored by the UN, on the "final status" of Kosovo, are concerned that the mafia networks that smuggled guns into the disputed province from Albania in 1997 and 98 are using the same channels for a burgeoning trade in illicit petrol, cigarettes and cement. Prostitution and drugs are also popular staples of the black economy.
The profits are ploughed into shopping centres and hotels, which are going up as part of a building boom in the province. Petrol stations are especially popular - there are more than 2000 of them catering for a population of two million.
Many are believed to be part of a money-laundering racket, controlled by a few of the largest clan families, involving oil smuggled in from Montenegro.
Despite attempts by the head of the UN mission in Kosovo, Soren Jessen-Petersen, to downplay the extent of the problem, UN officials admit the corruption extends deep into the heart of the Kosovo Government.
"Crime groups have been able to operate with impunity," said Marek Antoni Nowicki, Poland's leading human rights lawyer and the UN's international ombudsman for Kosovo until last year.
"You have a criminal state in real power - it needs underground illegal structures to supply it with everything to survive.
"These networks can rely on the weakness of the public institutions to sanction their operations."
The UN's internal watchdog, the Office of Internal Oversight, accused Mr Jessen-Petersen on Friday of turning a blind eye to widespread fraud at Pristina airport. He said the report was "entirely unwarranted".
Kosovo is still technically part of Serbia, and Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica argues that Belgrade must retain some form of control.
The fight against corruption is complicated by the fact that the task is shared between different bodies of varying degrees of competence.
"The aim is to keep the criminals under control," Mr Nowicki said. "The question is: can the international community do it? It is very doubtful."
The Sunday Times
© The Australian
A state founded by Albanian criminals and supported by an American criminal. That it is rotten to the core should come as no surprise to anyone and the Soros-fluffers and Clintonistas will deny it all until their faces turn blue.
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