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Albanian Boys

Albanian Boys
Founded by Albanians immigrants; Sekret Kukaj,Fran Lulgjuraj
Founding location Bronx, New York
Years active 1980s-present
Territory Williamsbridge, Bronx, Pelham Parkway, Bronx (main locations),Staten Island
Ethnicity Albanian
Membership (est.) 500-800 members
Rivals Hispanic, African American gangs

The Albanian Boys, also known as the Albanian Bad Boys[1] or Albanian Boys Inc. is a gang of Albanians who operate in central Bronx.[2] The gang was founded in the Bronx, New York by immigrants who had come to the states after the Kosovo War. Members of the gang would consistently get into fights with African-American and Hispanic gangs in the streets and at schools.

History

The gang was founded in 1988 by Sekret Kukaj as a youth gang. Sekret was murdered[when?] and the gang expanded operations in the early 1990s. The large influx of Albanian immigrants into the Bronx borough saw the gang's activity increase. In 1999, many Kosovar Albanians moved to the Bronx and the gang expanded.

The gang expanded beyond the Bronx and into other boroughs with smaller sets, most notably Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. In Staten Island, the gang's second strongest outhold, the Krasniqi Crew was formed, until the set was busted by the NYPD and FBI in 2011.

Today there are an estimated 500-800 members of the gang.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Jones, p.65-66
  2. ^ "Just Boys Being Boys, or Vicious Gangs?". The New York Times. January 16, 1992. Retrieved April 14, 2013.

References

  • School of Social Administration University of Chicago Irving A. Spergel George Herbert Jones Professor. The Youth Gang Problem : A Community Approach: A Community Approach. Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN 0195357868