Money Laundering in Albania for the Years 2008-2015


  • Bajram Ibraj



Money laundering, typologies, prevention, banking system, suspicious activities


Study on Money laundering in Albania for the years 2008-2015, present typologies, the most prevalent forms through the banking system, the real estate sector, transfer companies and foreign exchange bureaus, and the most common forms of money laundering by free non-financial professions and other forms in Albania, with specific data. Present on the work of statistical data through tables and graphs, made possible through the development of concrete analysis of their comparisons on their own, thus reflecting typologies, forms and methods of money laundering in Albania for the years 2008-2015. In the context the detection and investigation of money laundering remains informal economy problem and transportation of cash at the entrance/exit of the border crossing points, which have been identified that are identified as the main risk of criminal product. Meanwhile, law enforcement to prevent and fight organized crime and trafficking through preventive measures against property and corruption remains far from the expectations and opportunities that this law grants within the confiscation of criminal products. Conclusions to improve work in terms of legislation, relevant structures, cooperation, and the implementation in practice and recommendations for further improvements to the security of citizens in general looked at closely by the services of the State Police, investigations and proceedings, in terms of criminal offense in the fight against organized crime, terrorism and corruption, significantly influences in the field of money laundering. At the origin of money laundering is any criminal activity, also held out, which generates money, often called "dirty", and/or other goods.