From the capture of Nikla's 'strongmen', to Ervis Martinaj's opponents, details from SPAK's action

2024-05-18 10:15:16 / AKTUALITET ALFA PRESS

From the capture of Nikla's 'strongmen', to Ervis Martinaj's
More details are coming to light about the action at the behest of SPAK, which a day ago issued 50 arrest warrants for the capture of several people whose names are involved in the world of crime after the analysis of conversations on the Sky ECC application.

In a live link for News24, journalist Klodiana Lala made it known that in the mega-operation that started yesterday, which is continuing today, among those accused of various crimes, there are also police officers. Controls, within the Metamorfoza 3 file, were extended to several cities and areas such as Tirana, Vlorë, Lezhë, Fushë-Krujë, Nikël, Kurbin, etc.

Rigert Mitri, who held the post of police director of Lezha, is being sought. An order has also been signed for Klodian Shahini, who was effective in Lezhë, and former RENEA officer Altin Morina, resulting in communication with criminal contingents. In Nikël, they announced the search for the 'strong', among them Durim Bami. The latter is accused of creating the conditions for Marklen Haka's murder. From the SPAK data, it appears that he helped in the assassination attempt on Haka, where his aunt was killed. Afterwards, Haka survived several assassination attempts. The brother of Enver Stafuka, (kidnapped and missing), Naim Stafuka, who was arrested yesterday, is also accused of being involved in this crime. Meanwhile, several suppliers of Nikla's weapons and drugs were also arrested. In this operation, there were also people arrested outside, or those operating from inside prisons. As for the city of Tirana, sources indicate that more than 10 arrest warrants have been issued by GJKKO for organized crime. Controls have also been extended in the Fresk area to the residences of the Duka brothers (Erlis and Leonard Duka), known as the enemies of Ervis Martinaj, the former gambling boss who has been considered missing since August 8, 2022.

In Larushk of Fushë-Kruja, sources inform that a search was carried out at the house of Albert Zaja, sentenced to 19 years in prison by the GJKKO Appeal for the murder of Shkëlzen Kastrati. Controls were also carried out in Vlora in the apartment of Fatmir Hysen (Doca), who eliminated Santiago Malka, a former police officer and known as the trusted arm of Ervis Martinaj.

There were controls for the arrest of members of the Avdulaj tribe, where arrest warrants were issued for Astrit and Aldo Avdylaj (uncle and nephew). It is suspected that Astrit Avdulaj is the head of the criminal group. It is also reported that around 3 million euros in cash have been seized in the apartment of Ervis Doçi, known infamously as Visit Poja.

The arrest of former MP Arben Ndoka, who is accused of an incident in Shkodër, has also been requested. Meanwhile, an official response from SPAK is expected today, where details will be given about the action in question.

SPAK operation, Lulzim Berisha is also part of the 'list'

Part of the long list of arrest warrants issued yesterday by GJKKO, are also 3 people who are in Spain. Among them is Lulzim Berisha, who was captured on December 14, 2023, after 3 years on the run. His arrest was finalized as a result of the exchange of information between the Albanian side and Spain's FAST agency. Considered as the former leader of the Durrës Gang, Lulzim Berisha has a long ordeal of court proceedings with Albanian justice. Specifically, in 2012 he was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Court of Durrës for several serious crimes, this sentence was overturned in July 2014 by the Supreme Court. The latter ultimately sentenced him to 25 years in prison, but only two years after this sentence he was released from prison, specifically in December 2016.

4 years after gaining freedom, Lulzim Berisha started another criminal process, where he was again declared wanted by justice. SPAK accuses him of participating in the murder of Klodian Saliu, Vajdin Lame and his friend Artan Arsi, events that took place in 2005. As if this were not enough, in 2021, the Supreme Court overturned the decision to release Lulzim Berisha in 2016 and requested his return to prison. This request, which is expected to be realized only after the completion of the process of his extradition to Albania.

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