Do Bells Toll for Fier Mayor as SP’s Koci Has Put SPAK at Work in Southern Town?

As the special prosecution authority against serious crime, SPAK announced on Thursday that it has started a probe into the charges of the former Socialist defense minister, Petro Koci that crime’s tentacles have extended to the public finances of Fier, a businessman was found dead in the premises of his business.

Police did not give any details but media reports said it might be an assassination or a suicide.

Although SPAK’s probe is not linked with the event, the general atmosphere in Fier is tense after the latest revelations because the SPAK head, Arben Kraja told the media on Thursday that they had started investigations after the allegations of Koci, who was elected SP deputy in the elections of April 25.

According to what Koci said, protagonists of the drug trafficking and violence won public tenders.

Although he has not mentioned names, he demanded the intervention of the law enforcement so that the southern city would not be subdued by the world of organized crime.

According to him, the protagonists of drug trafficking and violence win tenders because of their links with any head of government institutions or due to threats of certain officials who carry out the procurements. In addition, they eliminate the bidders in tenders by threatening the owners of business subjects.

“Having become powerful by laundering dirty money in the construction industry they continue to profit colossal earnings from our taxes,” said Koci.

Media reports said on Thursday that after the arrest of the Mayor of Lushnja, Fatos Tushe bells are tolling for the detention of the Mayor of Fier, Armando Subashi. They claimed that the revelations of the senior SP official, Koci, hinted at Subashi.

Koci is a veteran official of the ruling Socialist Party having held key posts at defense and interior ministries and is a close collaborator of PM Edi Rama. / Argumentum.al