Durres police seized assets for a total of 750.000 suspected of being proceeds from illicit activity.
According to the police units, the assets in question belong to the Italian 56enne FM, who is convicted in Italy for having been part of the conflicts between the Naples Camorra clans and for having been the instigator of a murder.
The Albanian police investigations were initiated 18 months ago for money laundering and led to the seizure of 5 apartments and 13 garages in Durres, as well as a vehicle worth 40.000 euro and a bank account from 10.000 euro.
The police statement
"Completed the 'Dentists' operation
As part of the 18 investigation into money laundering months ago, the identification, location and seizure of assets suspected of deriving from criminal activities was completed.
[...] The assets derive from the criminal activity of the Italian citizen FM, 56enne sentenced to 8 years of imprisonment in Italy for having taken part in the conflicts between the Camorra clans and for having been the instigator of a murder.
[...] For this survey, in addition to institutional cooperation, there was a collaboration with the Italian partners as well as between the prosecutor's office of Durazzo and that of Naples.
The Naples prosecutor's office confirmed that the citizen FM, 56enne born in Italy and resident in the nr. 13 district of Durazzo, was sentenced by the Italian justice authorities as part of the Camorra clans that operate in the Naples area. The Italian citizen was in possession of a residence permit in Albania and exercised some commercial activities.
[...] The 29 October 2019, the district court of Durazzo has accepted the request of the district attorney of Durres by imposing a preventive seizure of assets of the Italian citizen FM, whose estimated value is about 750.000 euros.
[...] Currently, the organs for the investigation of economic and financial crime are working in collaboration with the administrators of the administration of the assets seized and confiscated for the passage of goods as required by Albanian law."- reads the Police statement