An Albanian journalist has published photos of the Socialist Party Mayor of Bulqize Lefter Alla, allegedly taking drugs.
Artan Hoxha posted the photos of the Mayor appearing to snort cocaine in public. A short video was also published on Enkel Demi’s show “Breakfast ABC” and the full video is expected to be published later.
In November 2019, Alla’s son was arrested by police in Tirana with drugs in his car but the incident was kept quiet and he was later released.
While taking narcotics is not an offence and does not prevent the mayor from holding office, possession of narcotics is illegal. Furthermore, the taking of psychotropic substances in a public setting further aggravates the situation.