In Wirklichkeit sind beide seit sehr vielen Jahren, engste Freunde und Verbündete, wobei die Ehefrau von Ilir Meta Frau Monika Kryemadhi, bei kriminellen Aktivitäten den “Vogel” abschiesst.
Ihr Fahrer Herr Kondi, wurde beim Heroin Schmuggel erwischt und verurteilt als er aus dem Kosovo kam 2003. Monika
Kryemadhi, ist eine CIA Agentin, die 2002 an einem CIA Kurs in Garmisch Parten-Kirchen in Deutschland teilnahm, im Georg C. Marshall Centrum. Die Leibwächter von Ilir Meta, wurden im Januar 2002 in Italien verhaftet, wegen Drogen Schmuggels und darauf musste Ilir Meta, als PM zurück treten. Hinzu kommen die Verwickelungen von Ilir Meta, direkt in die Yassin Kadi Sache in Albanien, dem Bin Laden Financier.
siehe unten, einige Beispiele, der Korruptons, Erpressung durch die Skrapar Bande; Ilir Meta
Socialist Party chief Edi Rama is urging the opposition and ruling parties to co-operate in electoral reform.
Albania’s Meta backs Socialist leader’s proposal for reforms
TIRANA, Albania – Socialist Movement for Integration head Ilir Meta was the only one from the left-wing coalition Thursday (March 22nd) to support the “five reforms” proposal of opposition leader Edi Rama. The Tirana mayor and head of the opposition Socialist Party had offered to sign a co-operation agreement with Prime Minister Sali Berisha on crucial reform laws, to avoid early elections. “Co-operation with all political parties is important,” Meta said. Social Democratic Party leader Skender Gjinushi refused to join Rama in the initiative, saying it showed weakness by the opposition. Other parties on the left complained that they had not been consulted. (Top-Channel, KohaJone, AlbanianNews, Shekulli - 23/03/07)
The relations of the Prime Minister with the governmental press
The day Ilir Meta was appointed Prime Minister, the newspaper
considered as the most popular in the Albanian left wing, “Koha
Jone", opened with the front page headline “Government of the open
files". The headline, as well as the content and the comment of the
newspaper attacked the cabinet of Prime Minister Ilir Meta,
established in November 1999, as a cabinet that started with many
non-investigated corruption files. Among them, the most
conspicuous was that of the Prime Minister and his wife, Monika
Kryemadhi, who were officially accused by the prosecutor’s office
over a sceme related to the buying of passenger wagons from an Austrian firm.
The case still remains uninvestigated because of the new
position of Mr. Ilir Meta in the government. After the publishing
of the article, people close to Prime Minister Ilir Meta tell of a
rare scene in Albanian journalism. The Prime Minister headed
towards Lezha, the birthplace of the publisher of “Koha Jone”
newspaper, Nikoll Lesi and asked for the “besa” (word of honor) of
his father not to be attacked any further by the newspaper. No
matter how incorrect the description of this scene by people close
to PM Ilir Meta might be, the fundamental truth is that since his
second day as a Prime Minister, Ilir Meta’s main concern has been
gaining control first of the governmental press and then of the
nongovernmental press. Considering the way things developed,
it seems that this turned into a main objective. In December 1999,
the Minister of Finance, Anastas Angjeli order the tax office in
Tirana to free the “Demokracia” printing house from a debt of nearly
$100,000 to “Albania” and “Koha Jone” newspapers,
who had managed to create, with the knowledge of the Prime
Minister and of the Minister of Finance, a fake trial to prove
they had less obligations towards the state than they did in
In reality, the two publishers with close ties to the current
administration, directly favored by Prime Minister Ilir Meta won a
trial, which “proved” that “Demokracia” printing house had not
been founded in 1993, when it was actualy founded, but in
1995. Therefore, it was declared that this printing house could
not have incured its fiscal obligations during those two years.
Das System Ilir Meta auch mit Sokol Kociu
ALBANIAN CRACK-DOWN ON TRAFFICKERS
A senior Albanian official has been implicated in a major drug trafficking
By Llazar Semini in Tirana
Albanian police have launched a nationwide search for a senior judicial
figure wanted in connection with an alleged international drug-trafficking
The case has caused a sensation in Albania, with new twists in the scandal
reported on a daily basis.
Senior security force officials declared last week that they will do their
“utmost” to find Sokol Kociu, chief investigator in the Prosecutor-General’s
office, who went into hiding last week after a warrant was issued for his
He is the most senior official to be accused of high-level involvement in
mafia crime, according to the Prosecutor-General, Arben Rakipi.
Kociu was charged on February 18 of participating in what police have
described as a major criminal cartel, turning over around $400 million a
year, which aimed to turn Albania into a heroin distribution base for
Earlier this month, police arrested Kociu’s alleged accomplices, Albanian
businessmen, Frederik Durda and Arben Berballa. Other suspected members of
the cartel were simultaneously detained in Colombia, Spain, Greece and
Italy. The arrests followed a two-year international police investigation,
in which some 10,000 telephone calls are reported to have been tapped.
Durda and Berballa are alleged to have secured a $5 million dollar deal to
smuggle 40 tonnes of heroin from Colombia to Albania for processing.
Consignments of the drug were then to be flown to Russia and shipped across
the Adriatic Sea to Italy.
Rakipi said he had long suspected Kociu, but became convinced of his links
with the cartel after he was found in Berballa’s car as the latter was being
arrested on February 2. The judicial investigator subsequently denied that
he had any involvement in drug-trafficking and accused Rakipi of corruption.
Kociu claimed the prosecutor-general had violated tender procedures in
awarding Berballa’s brother a contract to computerise his office. This,
Kociu claimed, enabled Berballa to glean vital intelligence on judicial
Rakipi’s office strenuously denied the charge and subsequently began
releasing details of Kociu’s alleged involvement in the drug-trafficking
ring, which culminated in the warrant for his arrest.
The cartel’s apparent plans to smuggle heroin into Albania was exposed last
August when the US Drug Enforcement Agency intercepted a ship carrying four
tonnes of heroin in Venezuela.
Albanian prosecutors believe it was bound for Spain where a vessel owned by
Durda was to pick up the consignment and ferry it to Albania. They say the
final leg of the journey was to be made by his powerful speedboat.
Prosecutors are almost daily revealing more and more details of the alleged
trafficking plan. They say they are also looking into possible links between
the cartel and a series of Mafia-style murders over the last two years.
Tirana sees the break-up of the drugs cartel as a vindication of its
conviction that traffickers operating out of Albania are not working in
isolation but are part of international crime organisations.
“At last the international community has realised that trafficking is not
just an Albanian phenomenon, ” said interior minister Ilir Gjoni in an
article sent to different newspapers on Sunday.
Rome, which has in the past criticised Tirana for not doing enough to curb
trafficking, has been quick to praise Albania for its role in breaking up
Both countries acknowledge, however, they’ve got a long way to go before the
flow of drugs from Albania to Italy - one of the main narcotic routes into
Western Europe - is stemmed. On an almost nightly basis, powerful Albanian
speedboats head across the Adriatic towards the Italian coastline, carrying
illegal immigrants and drugs. The boats are rarely intercepted, as they are
too quick for both countries’ coastal vessels. With help from the Italian
authorities, Tirana’s record in thwarting the mafia has steadily improved
over the last year. Since last November, scores of traffickers have been
arrested, while large numbers of illegal immigrants detained and substantial
consignments of drugs confiscated.
The authorities in Tirana are concerned at the growth and influence of the
Albanian traffickers, revealing this week an apparent mafia plan to get
involved in politics and government.
Officials claim the criminals were preparing to sponsor candidates in the
forthcoming general election and create their own political party and media
Next month, Tirana, Bonn, Rome and Athens plan to open an Albania-based
regional bureau dedicated to the fight against trafficking. At the same
time, Tirana has been keen to root out corruption within the police force.
So far this year, nearly 60 officers have been fired for a variety of
Tirana wants to overhaul the suspect reputation of its police force and
judiciary both to fight the traffickers and improve its prospects of one day
becoming a member of the European Union.
Llazar Semini is IWPR country coordinator in Albania.