In some investigative articles, CNA.al has denounced a scandal of unimaginable proportions. It is about a scandal that occurred in 2018, for which CNA.al has shown with exclusive documents how thousands of boxes of Chinese pesticides used in agriculture have entered our country, not certified by the European Union, and which were prohibited by law.
CNA.al showed with exclusive documents how quantities of banned pesticides were transported from Shanghai of China to Durrës.
A part of the quantity was ordered by “AGRO-ZANI shpk” company, with address in Berat, which stated that the Chinese exporting company is a subsidiary of a Spanish company, which has never been proven.
While, another quantity, turns out to have been ordered by “Shegaj-Agr shpk” company, which is administered by Adriatik Hadëri. This company has cleared on March 14, 2018, a quantity of pesticides in the port of Durres, which are used in agriculture, where it is clearly stated that the exporting company is a Chinese company.
Hadëri stated that the Chinese exporting company is a subsidiary of the company “MAC-GmbH”, with address in Germany. CNA.al has also proved with exclusive documents that the scandal has been referred to the Durrës Prosecutor’s Office for investigation. The file contained a complete information, provided by the Directorate of Investigation in the Customs Directorate.
And the Supreme State Audit has also started a control in the customs regarding the scandal in question. CNA.al went further to the investigation, while from several sources we learned that the Director of Investigation who has revealed this scandal, Ervin Brahaj, has had a strong clash with Deputy Prime Minister Erion Brace, and the latter demanded the removal of Brahaj from his duty.
So, Deputy Prime Minister Erion Brace has demanded the resignation of the director of Customs Investigation, who revealed the scandal of the introduction in Albania of thousands of boxes of Chinese pesticides, which were strictly prohibited by law. But, even though almost two weeks have passed since CNA.al denounced the scandal in question, SPAK remains silent.
SPAK is one of the institutions emerging from the Justice Reform, for which expectations are high not only from the Albanian public, but also from the international community. And now it is facing the test.
The Special Prosecution Office against Organized Crime and Corruption is the institution that is supposed to investigate corruption among senior officials, and the case of the scandal of the introduction in China of Chinese pesticides prohibited by law, which is suspected to involve senior government officials Rama, is the proof that SPAK must give.
The documents are clear, the evidence are there, and the SPAK has a chance to show Albanians that the missing justice will finally come. So, SPAK has the opportunity to show whether it is at the level required by Albanians or is a part to corruption./CNA.al