Face to face with ‘the devil’: Drug-selling ‘Albanian Blood’ Instagram page had 1,000 followers

It’s simply gone noon at a north London Wetherspoons and Selamet Mehmetaj sips a Coke as he calmly outlines how his multi-million-pound commerce in potent hashish works.

The drug baron, whose £50,000 Mercedes-Benz with out a entrance quantity plate is parked close by, has agreed to meet potential new purchasers after they contacted him through the nameless Instagram page that advertises his enterprise.

Unconcerned by different drinkers and passing pedestrians within the bustling Wood Green city centre, the 28-year-old explains how each month he provides sellers throughout the UK with 2,500 excessive energy hashish crops and harvests buds for them to promote.

Drug baron Selamet Mehmetaj, nicknamed 'The Devil', was selling high strength cannabis plants through his anonymous Instagram page 'Albanian Blood'

Drug baron Selamet Mehmetaj, nicknamed ‘The Devil’, was promoting excessive energy hashish crops by way of his nameless Instagram page ‘Albanian Blood’

And he makes very clear what occurs to those that dare to cross him, matter-of-factly boasting how he chopped off two fingers of 1 consumer who failed to pay – and bought his cash earlier than he chopped off a foot.

Meet ‘The Devil’, who’s raking in thousands and thousands from his wholesale drug-dealing enterprise. On his Instagram page titled ‘Albanian Blood’, Mehmetaj has been exhibiting off his hashish factories and posting movies to spotlight what strains can be found, encouraging new clients to get in contact.

Instagram eliminated the page after being contacted by the Daily Mail.

But whereas the page was nonetheless dwell, undercover Mail journalists posing as clients made contact through the social media app.

Mehmetaj met them close to his residence in Palmers Green. During the assembly, he:

  • Bragged that he dodged a firearms cost regardless of police discovering a Russian gun he’d smuggled in from Albania and hidden in his automotive, saying his solicitor had cooked up a narrative claiming the gun wasn’t his.
  • Splurged the money from his illicit enterprise on a bling life-style together with a £50,000 Mercedes-Benz CLA AMG, an Audi RS7 – which he drives at over 200mph on motorways utilizing faux plates – and a Formula 3 automotive for off-road racing.
  • Laughed as he described how police missed a stash of cocaine, hashish and bullets after they raided his five-bedroom flat as a result of they failed to search one room.

Mehmetaj, who’s from the northern Albanian city of Tropoja, has developed a thriving medicine empire within the UK – and a social media following to market it.

The Daily Mail undercover reporter exposed Mehmetaj's thriving drugs empire in the UK

The Daily Mail undercover reporter uncovered Mehmetaj’s thriving medicine empire within the UK

Although his Instagram page titled Gjak Shqipez, which suggests Albanian Blood, was deleted, his different pages, which don’t promote hashish, stay lively.

After an undercover reporter messaged the Albanian Blood account inquiring about shopping for hashish wholesale, he agreed to meet at a restaurant.

Arriving in his blacked-out Mercedes-Benz CLA AMG, he advised how his enterprise had boomed throughout lockdown as a result of everybody was at residence.

Mehmetaj defined how each month he grows up to 2,500 hashish crops – which he calls his ‘babies’ – together with excessive energy ‘stardog’ and the super-potent ‘wedding cake’.

He mentioned he sells every plant for £10-15 in batches of up to 300, and containers of harvested hashish by the kilogram.

According to Mehmetaj, the enterprise makes him thousands and thousands a yr, however when offered on by sellers the crops could be price tens and even a whole lot of thousands and thousands of kilos.

He mentioned ‘many people call me’ for orders, including: ‘Today they called me and somebody wants 200, somebody wants 300.

‘I have people who take every single month from me for their warehouses.’

Mehmetaj sells high-strength cannabis to wholesale dealers across the UK via Instagram

Mehmetaj sells high-strength hashish to wholesale sellers throughout the UK through Instagram

Instagram performed a serious position in promoting his enterprise, Mehmetaj mentioned, explaining no person knew he was behind the Albanian Blood page which had nearly 1,000 followers.

To drive visitors to it, he posted hyperlinks and photos from the account on one other Instagram page with 12,000 followers.

This extra widespread page reveals off his vehicles and money, mocks the police and hyperlinks to a rap video he stars in known as Gangster Love.

Other rap songs he has produced beneath the title Memz can be found on Spotify and Apple Music.

In his online profile, he’s known as ‘the Devil’, he mentioned, as a result of ‘that’s what they name me’.

He mentioned: ‘I shared [Albanian Blood links] from my big Instagram and everyone knows me so they saw the page and many people were interested in it and said, “Yeah, we want to buy it”.’

After purchasers contacted him through Albanian Blood he took their numbers then organized to meet in particular person which is ‘safer’ than sending messages online.

‘I cut off his fingers… and slept like a baby’ 

Undercover Mail reporters contacted ‘the Devil’ on his Instagram website, posing as potential purchasers.

He agreed to meet close to his north London residence, the place he defined how he ran his enterprise – and warned what occurred to those that crossed him.

On the consumer who failed to pay:

‘My guys put him in a van. Guess what? I took him from Stoke-on-Trent all the way down to London, I put him in a weed house basement, beat him up three times a day, he didn’t give me no different, I reduce off two of his fingers.

‘I said this should be a scar in your life and a reminder to what happens when you f*** about someone who’s true.’

‘I tell you what, I did that to that guy then I went in the evening and I slept like a baby. I did not care.

‘My stress was that I couldn’t sleep till I bought him. My stress was that I’ve to have him in my hand.

‘Once I have in my hand he has no chance.’

On his firearms arrest:

‘They found in my Mercedes, they found a gun.’

‘I got arrested. I only stayed in jail 48 hours, then I left.

‘The thing is they did not find anything that links me with it, fingerprints.

‘Whenever I touched it I had something on my hands, every single time.’

On looking the room in his flat after arrest:

‘They turned it upside down, they didn’t discover nothing.

‘But underneath – they put the dog upstairs – it was another room underneath, underneath I had white [cocaine], I had green [cannabis], I had bullets. But I tell you what, they did not find any of it.’

On his ‘Albanian Blood’ Instagram page promoting hashish:

‘No one knows it’s me and that’s simply the silly factor.’

‘I posted it out there… and many people were interested, of course, [saying], “Yeah, we want to buy it”.’

[Reporter] So Instagram is nice for promoting?

‘Yeah, advertising. Grow yourself more.’

On his hashish farm and gross sales:

‘Round here, I have a place where I make… there’s going to be 2,000 or 2,500 infants [cannabis plants] each single time, like a month.

‘I have people every two months they come and get for their warehouses, they come and get for their houses, whatever.’

‘If you take this to Liverpool, a kilo of this will go even like up to five-five [£5,500].

‘This is “caramel wedding cake” [a highly potent strain of cannabis].’

He mentioned that if somebody breaks his belief ‘it’s gunna be very unhealthy’ and in a thinly veiled warning, described his therapy of a consumer who didn’t pay.

After utilizing a mutual good friend to lure the consumer into a gathering, his gang bundled him right into a van, he mentioned.

‘I took him from Stoke-on-Trent all the way down to London, I put him in a weed house basement, beat him up three times a day, he didn’t give me no different, I reduce off two of his fingers,’ Mehmetaj mentioned.

‘I mentioned you’ve bought 24 hours to make a telephone name, discover the cash wherever on this planet, I don’t care.’

He mentioned he additionally contacted the person’s relations, and advised them: ‘I’ve reduce two of his fingers. Next factor goes to be his foot.’

When he finally paid, Mehmetaj advised him: ‘This should be a scar in your life and a reminder to what happens when you f*** about someone who’s true.’

He added: ‘I did that to that guy then I went in the evening and I slept like a baby. I did not care.

‘My stress was that I couldn’t sleep till I bought him.

‘My stress was that I have to have him in my hand. Once I have in my hand he has no chance.’

Social media posts from Mehmetaj additionally warn of his violence, with a disturbing Facebook video posted in March exhibiting a person with a bloodied face whimpering as he’s hit at the back of the automotive.

An accompanying remark states: ‘This is what happens to those who try to steal from us.’

Another violent video from February reveals a terrified man apparently held captive in a home being slapped.

The video is accompanied by an expletive-filled warning.

And one submit on his ‘Albanian Blood’ Instagram page featured an image of a hooded man.

The caption learn: ‘We caught this burglar inside the cannabis house.

‘The Albanian put him in a car and cut him to pieces. What do you think?’

Mehmetaj additionally advised the undercover reporter how in April 2020 he was arrested after police discovered a Russian PK machine gun hidden beneath the gearbox in his Mercedes-Benz.

But after 48 hours in jail he mentioned he bought out, partly as a result of he solely ever dealt with the gun with gloves.

He claimed that it should have been hidden within the automotive with out him figuring out since he purchased it in 2018.

He added: ‘However, they arrested the guy who sold it to me… I think he’s gunna get 5 years.’

On Instagram, he posted an image of him posing with a distinct gun in entrance of his automotive.

During the investigation into the Russian gun, police turned his home the wrong way up, he mentioned.

But they searched the flawed room and missed a stash of cocaine, hashish and bullets, he mentioned.

Describing his life-style, he boasted about his vehicles and mentioned a fortnight in the past he drove his Audi RS7 at 230mph on the M1.

In one Instagram submit, he movies himself driving at over 140mph in his Mercedes-Benz. He avoids dashing fines through the use of faux plates which he routinely adjustments.

At the top of the assembly, he roared off in his Mercedes-Benz, leaping a pink mild regardless of a police automotive parked close by.

His social media pages present extra proof of him mocking the regulation.

On Facebook in March, he posted footage taken by a good friend of him being searched by police as a result of there was a ‘strong smell of cannabis’ popping out of his automotive.

He added a collection of laughing emojis and the remark: ‘Hey chief I do not have hashish in my car.’

In one other submit from the identical month, he movies himself mocking police as he drives previous officers attending a motorway crash.

Mehmetaj declined to remark.

We alerted Scotland Yard about Mehmetaj and have provided to move on extra information.


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