'TG2 Dossier' has dedicated an in-depth study on Albania, specifically on the trafficking of arms and drugs as well as on the political situation in the country. The report entitled 'Albania, the 21th Region of Italy' was created by journalist Leonardo Zelino.
In the initial part of the report Igli, a citizen of Shijak, is presented, who speaks turning his back to the camera so as not to show his face and which shows a kalashnikov and a quantity of drugs that will be subsequently sent to Italy.
The chronicle then continues with a brief history of Albania, from which so many emigrants have moved to Italy through the Adriatic after the fall of the communist regime to start a network of illicit trafficking, which starts with cigarette sticks and continues with weapons and drugs.
"If smuggling has suffered serious damage at the beginning of the 2000 years, drug trafficking has never stopped, on the contrary the Adriatic has become a real highway for traffickers.
According to the 2017 Europol report, Albania is the main laboratory for marijuana cultivation and trafficking. For the old continent it is a sort of drug Colombia. ”- is said in the TG2 service dossier.
In the battle against cannabis, the police operation in Lazarat is cited, which has shifted marijuana cultivation to the rest of the country. Regarding these results, the general director of the state police, Ardi Veliu, also expressed himself.
However, according to the Italian authorities and not only, Albania has acquired the leadership and the control of narcotic substances throughout Europe.
The RAI journalist also visited the two main leaders of the country, Edi Rama and Lulzim Basha, to discuss the political situation in the Land of Eagles:
"The elections have been bought. The technical reports before the last elections testify to this fact. Now there is also evidence from the prosecution that shows how the crime was carried out by the socialist government in collaboration with criminal gangs. There can be no stability without democracy and the rule of law.”- the center-right leader, Lulzim Basha, says to Rai 2.
These, instead, are the words of Prime Minister Rama:
"There were votes bought, as well as in Italy or other countries. But that this has decided the elections cannot exist. "- declared the prime minister.
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