War on Crime, Government's Priority - Says Xhafaj
Albanian Daily News
Published November 15, 2017
The Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj declared that war on crime ranks among government’s priorities. Referring to the recently announced ‘The power of law’ operation during a Scientific Conference organized on Wednesday in the State Police Academy he stated that this is a clear indicator of government’s commitment to fight organized crime.
“This recently approved large scale operation is a clear testimony of the government’s and other law enforcement bodies’ political and institutional willingness to conduct an uncompromised war against organized crime. The 2018 budget share allocated by the government to the Interior Ministry is another proof of this willingness to implement these major projects. The 2018 budget for the Interior Ministry is the highest during the last 10 years and at the same time is nearly 70% higher compared to the previous one,” said Xhafaj.
The minister stressed that this increased budget would be used for mostly for the purchase of equipment needed during the inquiring process filling a gap that significantly decrease this sector’s work efficiency.