When Albania is actually a member of the European Union, perhaps we can look forward to cases like this on a more frequent basis.
From The Evening Standard:
A suspected Albanian gangster wanted for two attempted murders has been arrested hiding out in London.
Admir Doda, 33, was seized by officers from Scotland Yard's extradition unit at a semi-detached house in north London.
His younger brother Gentian Doda — who is wanted for a double murder — is also thought be on the run in the capital.
Admir, whose nickname is Miri or Mirja, is now awaiting legal proceedings to extradite him to Albania. He is accused of firearms offences and two attempted murders in his homeland.
Scotland Yard said Doda was arrested at an address in Girton Avenue in Kingsbury. He is believed to have been under surveillance for several weeks.
It is the second time that Doda has faced extradition from London. In 2003 he was extradited by Italian police in connection with a murder of an Albanian man.
He was released when the trial against him collapsed after witnesses refused to testify.
According to an international warrant sent by Interpol to Scotland Yard, Doda is wanted for five other offences involving military-style weapons, including an automatic shotgun. His photo and other details are listed on an Interpol “wanted” website.
Detectives are still hunting Doda's brother Gentian, 31, who is wanted for killing two men in a revenge attack.
Gentian is one of the Albanian police's 10 most wanted fugitives. He has been sentenced to 25 years in jail in his absence for “crimes against life and health” including a 1997 attack in which he and four others shot and killed two men.
The gangster was recently named in a Crimestoppers appeal for 17 international criminals who are believed to be hiding in the UK, eight of whom were Albanian.
Police sources believe that the two brothers work closely together and suspect both may have been in London.
Albanians gangs have been an emerging force in London's criminal underworld for the past decade.
For years senior officers feared an explosion in gang violence as rival groups fought for control of territory and the spoils of crime.
In Soho, Albanian gangs took control of about 70 per cent of the vice trade but have since expanded across London and into other cities.
They are a major force in human trafficking for prostitution and more recently, have moved into the heroin trade.
According to sources Gentian Doda is suspected of being part of a criminal organisation in Northern Albania known as the Kola Gangs syndicate.