FBI: 2003, NATO: größte Gefahr für Europa: die US Mafia Clans: Gambino, Luchese, Genovese 47 Seiten secret NATO Bericht, über die Verbrecher Kartelle des Hashim Thaci und Xhavit Halili FBI Weighs in on Balkan Organised Crime 21/11/2003 An FBI statement before a US Senate Committee in October assessed the organised crime situation in the Balkans. By Dimitris Agrafiotis for Southeast European Times in Athens – 21/11/03 Organised crime in the Balkans has attracted the interest of the American law enforcement community and the US Senate. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) believes that crime from the Balkans, Eastern and Central Europe, and the former Soviet Union is expanding and will continue to expand. “In the last year or two, European nations have recognised that Balkan organised crime is one of the greatest criminal threats that they face,” Assistant Director of the FBI Criminal Investigative Division Grant D. Ashley said in an October statement before the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. He added that European police organisations estimate that Balkan crime rings now control more than 70 per cent of the heroin market in some of the larger European nations, and are rapidly taking over human smuggling, prostitution and car theft rings across Europe. ………, Albanian organised crime has reached the United States, creating partnerships with the Gambino, Genovese, and Luchese families to facilitate specific crimes.………………. Setimes siehe auch FBI Bericht an den US Kongress: FBI Press Room – Congressional Statement – 2003 – Statement of Grant D. Ashley November 2003 Volume 72 Number 11 United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation http://www.fbi.gov/congress/congress03/ashley103003.htm