A couple of my recent blogs again touched on the Albanian mafia ties to Sweden and Switzerland. In looking through some old blog notes, I see that I overlooked this Gates of Vienna post from 2008, which carried a news item about Albanians smuggling guns into Sweden:

The Kosovo Connection by Baron Bodissey (Jan. 22, 2008)

I have written previously about the Albanian Kosovar criminal networks that control most of the heroin trade in Western Europe. Discussing this undisputed fact is actually against the law in Sweden, as Dahn Pettersson, a local politician in Skåne, discovered last year.

Now we find out that along with the skag [heroin], the Kosovars are importing automatic weapons into Sweden. Here’s the latest from The Local: Four indicted after major weapons seizure

“Four people have been indicted in Malmö on gun-running charges following the seizure last autumn of a major consignment of weapons.

Customs officials in Malmö found 40 semi-automatic weapons concealed in the seats of a car on October 10th last year.

The driver of the vehicle was pulled over after customs officials noticed him behaving in a nervous manner when crossing the border from Denmark to Sweden.

One of the driver’s two passengers was also arrested. A woman travelling in the car was released almost immediately.

A criminal investigation conducted by the customs authorities also led to the identification of two further suspects.

“Cooperation on the international and national levels has worked extremely well,” said Rolf Bårdskär, head of Swedish Customs’ investigative division.

The customs authority has described the haul as one of the largest weapons seizures ever made in Europe.

The four suspects, each with addresses in southern Sweden, have been indicted on arms trafficking charges.

Both men arrested at the Lernacken border station in Malmö admit to smuggling Beretta and Zastava weapons from Kosovo to Sweden. The two suspects arrested later deny committing an offence.”

To see what Baron meant by “Discussing this undisputed fact is actually against the law in Sweden” (although I had a pretty good idea), I read the 2007 post that he linked:

The Skåne Witch Trials

“Incitement against an ethnic group” (hets mot folkgrupp) has reared its ugly head again in Sweden.

A local Swedish politician is currently on trial under the country’s hate-speech statute, and our Swedish correspondent LN has been keeping us abreast of unfolding events…LN has drawn the material for his account from Aftonbladet and Sydsvenska Dagbladet…As you read the material below, keep in mind that this man is on trial for saying things the state considers uncharitable about a certain national group. That’s it.

He didn’t pull a gun on anybody. He didn’t desecrate a cemetery, or firebomb a mosque. He didn’t yell, “Nuke the ragheads!” He simply referred to some people — presumably accurately — as members of a particular national and ethnic group while describing their activities. He should have been praised for celebrating diversity!

But what he did was against the law in Sweden.

Below is LN’s summary of material from Sydsvenska Dagbladet and Aftonbladet:

Dahn Pettersson

“Dahn Pettersson, a local politician in Burlöv, a suburb of Malmö, Sweden, represents a very tiny local right-wing party called the Alliance Party, which [in its program] declares itself to have the mission of keeping Sweden Swedish, guaranteeing the freedom of the Swedish people in their own country, and wishing to expand real Democracy and to keep the Monarchy. He cared a lot for the [homeless] in the municipality, so last autumn he wrote a petition to the municipal council about the miserable living conditions of these people.

“In his petition he argued that the number of homeless people is increasing — in the end due to an increase in heroin smuggling, but more proximately to the increasingly easy availability of the drug, and that this in turn was due to the large number of ethnic Kosovo Albanian immigrants in Sweden.

“A fellow politician, the right-winger (member of the Moderate party) Lars Johansson…contacted the police to get information about the truth of this assertion. The petition came under the eyes of an assistant police precinct chief named Mikael Storm, who judged the statement about the “Kosovo Albanians being connected to smuggling and distributing heroin” probably to be so-called racial agitation against an ethnic group (hets mot folkgrupp), and made a report of it to the police.

“Dahn Pettersson says that his intention with the petition was solely to stand up for the [homeless] and not at all to express contempt for any ethnic group.

“What then was the blameworthy content of Dahn Pettersson’s petition? According to the newspaper Aftonbladet the blameful and indictable in spe content of the petition amounts to the following verbatim passus:

‘95 percent of all heroin arrives via Kosovo, must you then wonder why the [homeless] are increasing in number when we have imported this drug because Friggebo [female liberal idiot-politician— ln] gave 46,000 Kosovo Albanians permanent residence permits. After this mistake the heroin has flowed freely in Sweden and in Europe.’

“After a long and thorough preliminary investigation of the case since October 2006, the district prosecutor Mats Svensson arrived at the conclusion that the accused has ‘officially spread a statement or other message that express disrespect for a group of people, with allusion to origin of race, colour of skin, nationality, ethnic origin, or confession of faith.’

“According to the prosecutor, the primary purpose of Dahn Pettersson’s petition was to express disrespect/contempt against refugees in general and Kosovo Albanians as an ethnic group in particular, and not to stand up for the homeless.

“The prosecutor pointed out different factual errors in Dahn Pettersson’s petition, but at the same time said that it was not ‘errors, if any’ of the factual content that the trial was about; the trial was about the purpose of the petition. And the purpose of the petition was, asserted the mind-reading prosecutor, to paint Kosovo Albanians (as an ethnic group) in black colours. ‘In the petition rhetoric is used that is prevalent among new political parties that are opposed to immigration — one wants to achieve one’s objective through placing different groups against one another, one places immigrants against pensioners or the unemployed,’ the mind-reading prosecutor declared. According to the prosecutor, Dahn Pettersson shall be sentenced to fines for minor ‘agitation against an ethnic group’…

“The accused’s legal representative, who seems to have made a very bleak appearance, emphasized the importance of freedom of speech and declared that the prosecution would be rejected.

“The local edition of the newspaper Aftonbladet, on the day after the trial, with veiled mockery makes a show of the following headline: ‘Blaming Kosovo Albanians for wave of heroin’

“However, this same paper on February 29th 2000 wrote: ‘The police have made a survey of how Albanian gangs control the drug trade. Kosovo Albanian clans control the heroin market in Scandinavia. These clan- or gang-members can be found in the Swedish towns of Malmö, Lund, Landskrona, Göteborg, Stockholm, Kalmar and Halmstad. Walter Kegö gives his opinion that 80% of all brown smoking heroin emanates from Kosovo Albanians.’

“As far as Albania is concerned ‘We do not talk in kilos any more but in tonnes of drugs,’ a senior Western diplomat in Tirana told the Irish Times in July of 2006. ‘Albania is like a big drugs warehouse,’ the diplomat concluded. […]”

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LN supplied me with ample documentation of the “Kosovo Connection” in the European heroin trade. I have compiled some of it into a separate document here….To summarize: the heroin comes in from Turkey and Afghanistan and passes through established routes to Kosovo, where it is smuggled north to Scandinavia via central Europe. This creates new addicts in Sweden; hence the [homeless].

A final quote from LN:

“Statistics speak for themselves: 19,500 Kosovo Albanians are clogging German jails for selling drugs; 2,500 Kosovo Albanians are in Swiss jail for selling drugs; Hungarian anti-mafia chief Djerd Hološi says Albanians control 80% of Hungarian drugs; Czechs attribute 70% of drug distribution to Kosovo Albanians… the Azuri coast in Spain is controlled by the Kosovo Albanian Mafia… (Partly from: Kosovo Albanian Criminal Enterprise, by M. Bozinovich February 11, 2007)…”

Reading about Sweden’s Albanian problems, then contrasting them with the relationship that Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt has with Kosovo’s mobster-in-chief, his country coming in fifth in the dhimmi race for recognizing Kosovo, one can’t help but ask whether, in these desperate times of worldwide economic collapse, Europe and the U.S. — whose military protects and transports KLA heroin — aren’t getting a cut of Albanian heroin profits. No wonder there are political and legal consequences for bringing attention to Albanian heroin as such.

Bildt with Kosovo Albanian Thug-in-Chief Hashim Thaci