On April 14, 2021, the Daily Gazeta Shqiptarja.Com in its print and online version published an article entitled “Convicted of Heroin Trafficking in Spain – Who is the businessman Anton Gjinaj who was handcuffed in Montenegro and continues to win tenders in Albania”. The article identifies a person arrested for international trafficking, who in Albania owns a construction company with public contracts signed with the largest municipality in the country. The article uses the well-structured information in the passport of the company owned by this person and provides images of a list of tenders of the business company Alesio 2014.
The article identifies the list of tenders of this company with the Municipality of Tirana, Durrës, and Kruja. Passports of Companies contracted by municipalities and the List of Tenders by Municipality, are well-structured data that are easily accessible through the Open Corporates Albania Database, a database created as an activity of the “Civic Monitoring and Transparency on Municipal Private Contractor for Services and Public Investments„ Project, financially supported by Leviz Albania , a Project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).