Assassination in Vlora / Passenger accompanying Birçaj anti-drug policeman, victim found with a pistol in his belt

Assassination in Vlora / Passenger accompanying Birçaj anti-drug

New details have been uncovered from the well-organized assassination attempt recorded yesterday at noon in Vlora, where businessman Kalashnikov Bledar Birçaj was shot dead.

The passenger who was in the car with Birçaj, in the moments when the latter was shot to death with a firearm, is learned to be an employee of the Vlora police. He is an anti-drug police officer and has been identified as a citizen with the initials G.Ç. From the footage of a security camera, he appears as he leaves as the perpetrators shoot at the driver of the BMW X5 vehicle, Bledar Birçaj. From the video circulated in the media, at one point he tries to pull out an item from his bag which is suspected to be a pistol.

"We were unprepared, they ambushed us. We fell directly prey to the Kalashnikov volley. I saw two people in masks, but I could not recognize them. They were camouflaged. I am not aware of any recent conflict. I am shocked, I thought that The bullets also caught me. " - Bledar Birçaj's companion is said to have said in front of the investigative group.

It is also learned that the victim Bledar Birçaj was also circulating armed. After the crime, a "Beretta" pistol filled with a comb was found on the victim's belt.

Event dynamics:

The crime took place yesterday in the neighborhood "Hajro Çakërri", Vlora. The victim was ambushed by two masked and armed men in the area called 'Cobblestone Tail' in the coastal city. The perpetrators got out of a white car and fired volleys in the direction of the driver and then quickly left the scene with the same vehicle. In the author's car was another person in the first seat, on duty as an anti-drug officer, who fortunately was not caught by any bullets. He gets out of the car and leaves quickly after the crime.

Assassination in Vlora / Passenger accompanying Birçaj anti-drug

Over 30 cartridges were found at the scene. The perpetrators' car may even have been housed in a garage as there is no trace so far.


The suspicions of the investigative group are that we are dealing with a well-thought-out assassination and that the perpetrators are assassins. The suspicions are that the event may be related to a possible revenge. It is reported that Bledar Birçaj had returned from Spain three weeks ago.

Victim with a criminal record

The main track of the investigation team is the past of the victim in Spain. He turns out to be suspected of being involved in another event in 2011, but the investigation into the matter was dropped for lack of evidence.

Recently he had stayed longer in Spain from where he often came and went from Albania. In Vlora he was not known as a problematic person but as a businessman as he was the owner of a restaurant called "The Boss" known in the area of ​​Lungomare.

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