From: Exit Staff
SPAK to Communicate with Italian Authorities Over Albanian ‘Ndrangheta Scandal

Following the publication of the wiretaps of the Italian mafia group ‘Ndrangheta’, SPAK has claimed that it will communicate on Monday with the Italian prosecution.

In a statement to Ora News, the head of SPAK, Arben Kraja said that “the investigation is currently underway in Italy” and that to launch an investigation in Albania “we will decide after communicating with the Italian side.”

Dozens of members of the Italian mafia group ‘Ndrangheta’ were arrested last week. A number of transcripts of wiretaps were also published. In their conversations, the suspected mafia members allege that they can use an Albanian businessman, with alleged access to the Albanian Prime Minister and the Mayor of Tirana, to invest in construction. They claim the Albanian businessman has three building permits and needs money to start the construction.

Oranews has reported on the contents of some of the wiretaps where Gallo and Speziali are talking to a lawyer, Claudio Larrussa who represented Tomaso and Bruto. They discuss construction in Tirana center and the high prices in real estate. The conversation also mentions the granting of tenders in the health sector to supply hospitals with equipment.