Describing Kompania Bello as “a union of criminal operators,” an Albanian prosecutor involved in the Los Blancos operation told BIRN:
“It certainly poses a threat to public order and security in Albania as we’re dealing with a union of operators with huge criminal and economic potential.”
Jailed in Ecuador, still wanted in Europe
Dritan Rexhepi. Photo: Interpol
Going by the name Gramoz, Rexhepi’s criminal career dates to the 1990s, a period of huge turbulence in Albania when he is suspected of working as a contract killer. In 2013, he was sentenced in absentia by a Tirana court to 25 years in prison for the 1998 murders of two people, one of them a police officer.
Rexhepi has also been convicted of cocaine trafficking in Italy and armed robbery in Belgium.
Besides an extensive rap sheet, Rexhepi has also built up a ‘legendary’ reputation in the criminal underworld for the fact he boasts more prison escapes than the infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera, better known as El Chapo.