Bajrus Sejdiu,

Name: BajrusSurname: Sejdiu,AKA: Sejdiu Gang
Date of birth: Sep. 19, 1968Place of birth: KumanovoNationality: MacedonianAddress: M. Tito 44, Kumanovo, Macedonia
Spouse: Avdie Sejdiu (dob 23.03.1973)Children: Interests: tobacco
Alleged Illegal Activities: tobacco smugglingSource:
Additional Information:About 50 people involved in his activities
Bajrus Sejdiu is a Macedonian businessman from the town of Kumanovo. He owns the Macedonian football club Milan and several firms and restaurants in Kumanovo. According to the Minister of Interior Affairs Gordana Jankulovska, Sejdiu is the leader of an organized criminal gang responsible for the illegal production, smuggling and trafficking of cigarettes and other crimes. Sejdiu was sentenced to five years in prison for criminal association and violating copyrights. His case is on appeal. Sejdiu was arrested by authorities after operation "Ashes" found 15 tons of illegal cigarettes and supplies and equipment for making them. Another 32 members of the gang were eventually charged many of whom were wanted in other jurisdictions.

Countries of Residence
Countries Used as "Safe Heaven"
Countries Operating In


Persons with some association whether legally or personally with the party
First NameSurnameAKAConnectionDate of BirthDescriptionSource
AMETIEkrem cousinApr. 4, 1970Kumanovo - cousin (deputy chief)
RAMANIRemzi Nov. 12, 1969Kumanovo, Pristina - distributor of cigaretttes
NIKOLOVSKINove Sep. 28, 1966Skopje - Bookkeeper
SULEJMANOVFatmir Dec. 8, 1963Kumanovo - security
SEFERINaim Feb. 2, 1979Kumanovo - distributor


TypeCharging BodyChargeDateDescriptionSource
Arrestcriminal organization and tax evasionOct. 22, 2009


NameType of OwnershipPercentage OwnershipOther OwnersDescriptionAnnual IncomeSource
Tobacco company Personalin Kumanovo
Zito MelPersonal
FC MilanoPersonal

Legal Income

OriginAmountTime FrameDescriptionSource

Illegal Income

OriginAmountTime FrameDescriptionSource
tobacco smuggling$10 million

Donations & Charity

OrganizationAmountTime FrameDescriptionSource

Real Assets

Type of PropertyEstimated ValueDescriptionSource
Real-estateOwns houses in Kumanovo and Kosovo
CarPossesses five Mercedes cars, one McLaren Mercdes and dozens of Jeeps
Jewelrygold watches, diamonds

Links & Connections

This section lists persons who are linked through other connections including businesses or mutual associates. This may not indicate a direct relationship between the parties.
Name of the Person / OrganizationDescriptionSource
ThaciSejdui has links with the Pec mafia in Kosovo and with Pec kingpin and Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci. He also has ties to police and tax official in Macedonia.
Petra MitevaSejdiu is allegedly close to Petra Miteva, former chief of the Macedonian internal revenue service. His wife is related to Menduh Thaci, a relative of Kosovo Prime Minister Hasim Thaci.

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