ALBANIAN gangsters’ contempt for British justice has been laid bare as cons share happy-looking snaps via social media – from prison.
The lags are also spearheading violent burglaries from the comfort of their cells, says a report.
The Daily Telegraph said that it had seen mocking Instagram photos on the private accounts of Fabion Kuci and Azem Dajci, currently serving time for aggravated burglary in Wormwood Scrubs.
For example, a grinning Agron Demarku is shown on the shoulders of a fellow prisoner.
Demarku led a family gang which was locked up for a total of 63 years after being convicted over a chain of brothels using trafficked women – including teens.
Wanted alerts have been issued by cops across the capital, Kent and Surrey for Albanian criminals behind robberies across England’s south-east, where cash and jewellery stolen in violent home raids are being smuggled back to Albania.
The Ministry of Justice told the Telegraph it had removed from social media a happy-looking selfie snapped by Lulzim Zefi, who was caged for 12 years for smuggling cocaine concealed in car dashboards.
Illicit mobile phones have also been seized, and social media accounts have been removed, it added.
The Times revealed last year that Albanians were the fastest-growing foreign group on the National Crime Agency’s organised crime group mapping project in the UK.
Albanians are in control of much of the wholesale cocaine market.
The increased availability of the drug, smuggled in by Albanians linked to Central American cartels, has been cited as a big factor in the county lines drug distribution.
This is where crack cocaine is delivered to rural and seaside towns and villages from the cities, often using child labour, says The Times.
The Sun previously reported how Albanian gangs smuggling huge shipments of cocaine direct from Europe have changed the face of the UK’s drug market.
Thousands of Albanians arrived in the UK in the late 1990s and early 2000s during a refugee crisis.
Among them were many Albanians claiming to be Kosovan in what has since been described as “the biggest case of nationality switching” in recent UK immigration history.
They included a small, hardened band of war veterans keen to make their mark in Britain.
Many took jobs as door staff in the heart of London’s sex and vice trade in Soho – then dominated by the Maltese mafia – where they first came to national attention.
The Albanians began working alongside the sex dons – before it is claimed they quickly took over London’s prostitution rackets.
The Sun has also told how Albanian gangsters have been using flash motors and wads of cash in rap videos to attract more foot-soldiers to the UK.
The mafia – dubbed the Hellbanianz gang – brazenly flaunt their wealth online.
Those enticed to travel to the UK help bolster the gangs’ takeover of Britain’s £5bn cocaine industry using an army of dial-a-drug street dealers to kingpin wholesalers controlling imports from South America and northern Europe.
Rap videos posted on Instagram and YouTube show gangsters posing on supercars such as Lamborghinis and flaunting Rolex watches.