Hey, this is Kevin Heldman, journalist -- I posted here before on this Albanian organized crime series I was writing and got really good response -- not to be too self righteous about this but this isn't really commercial, I don't make any money on hits -- just want to get the info to people who are genuinely interested.
Finally got a grant and was able to travel to Albania to report on this world -- this latest article just published is based on that reporting and on coverage of a related federal organized crime trial in New York City.
The article is pretty deep, I got good access on murder, drug trafficking, gangs, law enforcement, culture, social issues - from the place where this crime culture originates. This is part one -- action, on the ground, talking to the players involved. Part II coming soon gets deep into the real scope of the problem and deals with the serious syndicates in this world.
Here's the link to the most recently published article:
http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/p ... e?page=all