Klodjan Copja ran a £150million racket by flooding London and the South East with cocaine. Detectives from five forces spent three years investigating Copja, who tried to stay one step ahead of law enforcement agencies.
His couriers and henchmen, many of them Albanian illegal immigrants, were seized along with shipments of drugs, but the kingpin remained at large.
Using false identities and forged travel documents, he slipped in and out of Britain unnoticed.
Copja, 35, was finally caught on the border of Greece and Albania when using a bogus passport.
Extradited to Britain, he was jailed for 17 years at London’s Kingston Crown Court in 2017 after admitting conspiracy to supply vast quantities of class A and B drugs.
The inquiries led to the jailing of 42 of Copja’s associates for a total of 360 years.
Sex slave gang leader Luan Plakici made at least £1million by preying on “poor, naive” Eastern European girls.
The victims were offered lucrative jobs in Britain working in the “hospitality industry”.
Instead, they were treated as prisoners and forced to entertain up to 20 men a day.
Plakici married one gullible teenager, before telling her she would be working in a brothel on her wedding night.
He made so much money from the exploitation of women that he was able to build up a UK property empire.
Asllani was a member of the infamous Hellbanianz cartel based in Barking, east London.
He was arrested after crashing his luxury car into a shop in Crouch End, north London, while being chased by police. Some 21 kilos of cocaine were in the car.
Asllani, 33, was jailed in 2016 for 25 years at London’s Kingston Crown Court after admitting conspiracy to supply drugs, dangerous driving and possession of a firearm.
Other Albanian criminals, such as Mauricio Myftaraj, 30, and Flogert Farruku, 36, have got back into the UK after being deported, only to be arrested again.