Want someone murdered? Albanian hitmen are touting for business in London, apparently without any fear of the law are we living in Chicago or a scene of the “Goodfellas”
The London Daily News has discovered that professional Albanian assassins are “touting” for business in the capital claiming to be able to “take out” targets for as little as £5,000.
In an under cover investigation into criminal gangs operating in north London Albanians who fought in the KLA during the bloody Balkans conflict against Serbia, now have now established themselves as formidable figures in the London’s underworld. Experienced users of guns and knives the Albanians are one of the most able assassins in London.
The war in Kosovo fuelled the spread of the Albanian Mafia after numerous gangsters disguised as Kosovar ‘refugees’ found their way into European countries, especially the UK now over ten years since the troubles in the Balkans.
One leading Albanian gangster who spoke to the London Daily News said:
“We can use guns, we control the prostitutes in Soho and we are investing in London heavily. We fear no one and the law cannot do anything to stop us.”
Our reporter discovered that to have someone “taken out” according to the unwritten laws in London’s criminal underworld, the going rate is around £5,000 with Albanian’s using either guns or knives to eliminate the target.
The Albanian mafia is not a pyramid with one leader, rather an organisation with several bosses.
The ownership of the heroin European market, according to police sources from a dozen European countries is in the hands of 30 Albanian mafia families. Each of these families control a specific area of Kosovo which is the main transit point for all drugs.
The Drenica area, which goes through Prizren, Klin and Istok connects Montenegro and FYROM is controlled by the Drenica group whose main profit is drugs, weapons, stolen automobiles, white slavery, cigarettes and alcohol. This mafia is connected with the Albanian, Macedonian, Bulgarian and Czech mafia.
Most influential Albanian families at the moment are Naser Keljmendi, Ekrem Luka, and Redzep Selimi.
Recent FBI report shows that Albanian mafia overtook the Russian and Italian mafia in New York. Same went for several European cities, including London, Berlin and Prague.
The new Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson will have the added headache of dealing with ruthless well organised international criminal gangs.