Kosovo and Metohia – an Ideal Place for Organized Crime Cover Image

Косово и Метохија – идеално место за организовани криминал
Kosovo and Metohia – an Ideal Place for Organized Crime

Author(s): Jovan Ćirić
Subject(s): Security and defense, Criminology, Corruption - Transparency - Anti-Corruption
Published by: Institut za uporedno pravo
Keywords: KLA and drug-traders; western publicity about Albanian mafia; connection of the western states, politicians with the mafia; characteristics of the Albanians and organized crime
Summary/Abstract: In this work the author talks about the fact that the activity of Albanian groups of organized crime from Kosovo and Metohia attracts already for many years the attention of many domestic and foreign experts. It is talked in expert, but also laymen circles in Western Europe and the U.S.A. about the fact that a very strong and intensive activity concerning above all the drug-trade, but also other activities of organized crime, has been developed in several previous decades. The author lists in that sense numerous reports and documents from which it can be deducted that the activities of Albanian mafia groups from Kosovo were not at all unknown to the western publicity. On the other side, however, as the author cites in the second part of this work, just the legal state political structures and structures of organized crime are very often in a certain cooperation concerning the realization of some goals and interests that are covered, and the author there cites numerous examples from the history about how the state and the mafia have collaborated successfully: from the medieval age and the period of colonization of South and North America and the time of the Opium wars in China, up to the time of the war in Vietnam. At the end, Жiriж talks also about some other social, economic, historical, psychological and other characteristics of the Albanians from Kosovo that have enabled them in the last years to build a very powerful, respectable system of organized crime. That was neglected from the part of the world publicity for many years.

  • Page Range: 193-215
  • Page Count: 23
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Language: Serbian