“Since the rise of the pyramid schemes, the Albanian economy has become largely illegal and founded on corrupt practices. Corruption is everywhere. At the highest level, it affects institutions, judges, and public and customs officials. At the lowest level, it obliges citizens to renounce seeing a doctor, even when necessary, unless they are able to pay a bribe to obtain treatment.”
DANIELA IRRERA, The Balkanisation of Politics: Crime and Corruption in Albania.
“As early as the Bufi Administration [June, 1991]; “extortion, prostitution, drug-running, indeed, crime per se [were] the order of the day.
…Liberalisation had brought with it corruption and profiteering by ruthless men who were diverting much needed aid deliveries, leaving the police with little they could do.”
GUS XHUDO, MEN OF PURPOSE: THE GROWTH OF ALBANIAN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.
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