American Council for Kosovo - Organized Crime in Kosovo

Kosovo’s affairs & the "Narco-statehood"

Published on April 11, 2009, Serbianna

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Kosovo Drug Laboratory

The strongest passion in the world is jealousy, but the sweetest is revenge. An old Cossack saying Do not envy a sinner; you don't know what disaster awaits him. Bible Kosovo's independence proclamation by the Albanian secessionist administration in Pristina in February 2008, follows a course that was drafted back in March 1999 when NATO started a war against the then Yugoslavia and mor...


Dissident factions 'have built up massive arsenal'

Published on April 11, 2009, The Sunday Times

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Fears that groups are equipped to carry out another Omagh style attack are heightened Dissident republican groups who carried out recent murders in Northern Ireland have built up an extensive supply of weapons from eastern Europe, according to the intelligence services. It is now feared their capability to make large bombs, similar to the one that killed 29 people in Omagh in 1998, has been und...


Switzerland: Ethnic Albanians keep a grip on heroin supply

Published on August 28, 2008, ISN Security Watch

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Ethnic Albanian criminal gangs continue to pose a serious security threat, dominating the transit and supply of heroin to Switzerland, warns a federal police expert. Three members of the same Kosovo family are currently on trial in Switzerland accused of operating one of Europe's largest heroin wholesale operations. Prosecutors say the 69-year-old father and his two sons, aged 42 and 28, us...


The Slow Birth of a Nation

Published on April 26, 2008, Spiegel Online

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Two months after Kosovo declared independence, thousands of foreign experts are ready to descend on its capital to shape Europe's youngest republic into a constitutional state -- although its status is still disputed. Soon the EU will take over, and its team can expect a country ruled by corruption and organized crime. It's 8 p.m., and Joachim Rücker, the highest-ranking representative of the U...


Kosovo's women suffer

Published on March 10, 2008, Los Angeles Times

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PRISTINA, KOSOVO -- She purses her lips in a "tsk-tsk" when asked difficult questions. Questions about her life, about the husband who beats her, the father who denies her an inheritance and a place to live. Slightly hunchbacked, her thin frame barely fills the several layers of donated clothing she wears. At 26, she looks 15. She has three children and an elementary-school education. When she ...


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