Smuggled goods stopped at the airport, arrested alleged thieves, others

TIRANA, Jan. 30 – Police arrested Luan Ylviu, 37, after finding him trying to smuggle through Mother Teresa International Airport a great amount of goods like suits, jackets, trousers, shirts, blouses, shoes without paying the custom tax. Monday police arrested

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Mjaft! urges Albanians to go and vote

TIRANA, Jan. 26 – Mjaft!, a non-governmental organization, last weekend began a campaign around the country trying to promote the participation of voters in the Feb. 18 local elections. They have named the project Shkunde Voten! (Shake the vote). The

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Sentenced Albanians extradited to Albania

TIRANA, Jan. 30 – Four Albanians were extradited to Albania from Greece Sunday, police reported. Jorgo Drazho, 51, sentenced to seven years imprisonment for exploiting prostitution, Erjon Kashari, 26, wanted for murder, Leonard Porinci, 30, sentenced to imprisonment for favoring

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Voters list increases Albania's population

TIRANA, Jan. 28 – Genc Radovicka, head of the national register at the general department of the civil registry, told reporters Sunday that the preliminary digital copy of the voters list had been completed and is ready for the Feb./

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False bomb alarm in Tirana

TIRANA, Jan. 30 – Police reported Tuesday they had a phone call warning them of an impending bomb explosion at a place near the Romanian embassy in Tirana. Police were told a car with Tirana number plates had illegal goods

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Muslim mufti runs for Christian Democrats

LEZHA, Jan. 31 – The Muslim community in the northern town of Lezha fired Tomor Ballbani, a mufti who is running for the rightist Christian Democratic party in the eastern town of Rrogozhine, from all religious posts. Ballabani said himself

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Police prevent murders, stop human trafficking

TIRANA, Jan. 24 – Police found a cache of weapons at a house after three men belonging to the same family had tried to kill two persons over a property dispute. Brothers Mislim and Beqir Roshi beat Mirash Daku and

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Moisiu, NGOs call on political parties to respect code of ethics

TIRANA, Jan. 22 – Monday President Alfred Moisiu convened a group of nongovernmental organizations trying to promote the respect of the code of ethics he had sent to all the political parties ahead of the Feb. 18 local elections. The

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Lover kills woman in front of her husband

GJIROKASTRA, Jan. 23 – Police arrested Namik Dedgjoni, 39, who had killed in the Southern town of Tepelena Hena Tringa, 30, with whom he had a love affair. Dedgjoni committed the crime in front of Tringa's spouse. Tringa had two

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Weather causes problems throughout Albania

TIRANA, Jan. 24 – heavy rain throughout the country on Wednesday caused different problems from floods to difficulties in the main ports. A 2,220 ton ship named Odesa threatened to get drowned because of the heavy rain and strong winds

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