The British media managed to secure the name of an Albanian, suspected of being the crime boss, who was deported from the United Kingdom on suspicion of being involved in filling this country with cannabis cocaine.
It is about 36-year-old Fation Dauti, who was deported from Britain after losing the appeal he had made to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission, SIAC, for his residence card, which was removed from the Home Office, the department responsible for immigration, security , law and order.
There was an anonymous order to keep his name secret, through which he could be identified as B9, until today, when the Court of Appeals decided to overturn this decision.
The British Sunday Express writes that Dauti, also known as Fation Dautaj, acquired a temporary residence in 2012, after he was married to a Latvian. The permit became permanent in August 2017, but the Home Office revoked it in September 2019, based on intelligence information from the National Crime Agency, NCA, which was investigating the criminal network but was unable to brought charges against him.
Dauti himself, according to the British media, has denied involvement in the crime and during the appeal insisted that the social recognition or tribal ties he may have had with some of the members of this network were used to make a decision against him.
That included his cousin Alket Dauti, the 33-year-old arrested by NCA officers in June 2018 in Penge, south London, 2 months after meeting Dauti before being extradited to Belgium in January. of 2019, where he is currently serving a sentence of 10 years in prison for trafficking in human beings.
In March, SIAC judges accepted claims by the Home Office and the NCA that Dautaj would continue to be involved in criminal activity and would be a serious threat to the safety of British citizens if allowed to stay in the country.
In court it was revealed that he had only one bank account, with limited income, yet enjoyed nightclubs, luxury clothing and the latest cars like Bentley, Range Rover and Jaguar. The appeal was also informed of an attack that took place outside a nightclub against a Bulgarian, in the early hours of October 21, 2012, when the guard was stabbed close to the heart, but managed to survive. Dauti appeared in the security videos, fighting with the person in question and immediately after the event, the 36-year-old returned to Albania.
He was arrested and charged after returning to Britain, but the guard staff withdrew the lawsuit against Daut because they feared the latter and I suspect they were paid for not cooperating with the police.
In March 2013, the case was dismissed for lack of evidence. Dauti himself said he had been present at the scene but had nothing to do with the injury.
At the SIAC hearing, the 36-year-old argued that the deportation from Britain caused him and his wife great stress and that he wanted to continue living with her in Britain.
During a hearing in 2017, an NCA official said that Dauti was considered the “leader” of the Albanian criminal network. He said several people were arrested during the investigation, several kilograms of cocaine were seized and several illegal immigrants were detained, but there was not enough evidence to make Daut’s arrest possible. According to the official, the fact that Dauti was able to stay legally in the UK gave him a higher status than other criminals who were in this country illegally.
Dauti went to the UK at the age of 14. After injuring the guard at the nightclub, he returned for a short period to Tirana, where he fell prey to an assassination attempt at the Piano Bar owned by him on Elbasani Street, on September 15, 2013. 7 bullets were fired at him and Dauti was wounded in the leg. The news was widely covered in our media and they said that after this assassination it was suspected that the conflicts for criminal activities in London, or for revenge, were hidden.
Daut’s name has so far been kept secret, as the 36-year-old himself argued with British authorities that although he was not involved in organized crime, if he were identified by name, those who were part of the gang could really believe he was , thus making it a potential target for criminals with strong interests in drug deals.
Sunday Express successfully argued that criminals are more likely to harm or kill rivals. The British newspaper argued that it was in the public interest to find out his identity, because of allegations of links to human trafficking, which could give him the opportunity to re-enter the country illegally and given that his name was known in Albania since 2013 when he was wounded in the assassinations.
In the end, the British authorities decided to make his name public. The 36-year-old is currently pursuing a battle in the Court of Appeals against SIAC that refused his return to Britain.