Police suspect the banknotes to be counterfeit, democrats launch accusations

Police suspect the banknotes to be counterfeit, democrats launch accusations

Police in Albania have declared yesterday that the millions of euros seized two days ago in the port of Durres may be counterfeit. Police added that so far, they have arrested four people and declared another two people wanted in relation to the operation in question. The arrested people are Agim Çeka, 61 years of age, resident in Durres; Edi Lika, 41 years of age; Klevi Lika, 21 years old and Alban Mollaymeri, 40, all three residents in Tirana.

Police say that they have seized: “3.366.800 euros suspected to be counterfeit; 80.000 Swiss francs; 10 motor vehicles, one Kalashnikovs and two magazines, 1 police radio and 7 mobile phones”. The Democratic Party has immediately reacted following this announcement, accusing State Police of being aware of the vehicle with 3.4 million euros inside of it, caught two days ago in the port of Durres. “After placing police at the service of Tahiri and Xhafaj, yesterday he used police forces at the service of Taulant Balla. Police lied about the circumstances in which they were informed. Our partners provided details about every single thing starting with the license plate, car model, where the money was and who was their guarantor”, declared the democrat MP, Enkelejd Alibeaj in a press conference. Meanwhile, the democrat MP also added that “Balla was the money’s guarantor. This money belongs to one of the most dangerous drug gangs in the country, a gang from Elbasan”.

 

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