The Albanians are a gang based in Little Bay, Bohan, Liberty City which operates mainly in loan-sharking, blackmailing, extortion, and working as hired thugs for larger organizations such as the Ancelotti Family. They are rarely seen in Little Bay during the daytime, and mostly seen at night.
Albanian immigrants make up the majority of the gang. It seems that in Broker they are controlled by the boss of a gang Dardan Petrela, a loanshark who attempts to extort Roman Bellic. Dardan is joined by other Albanian thugs named Bledar Morina and Kalem Vulaj. The trio apparently have very little influence in Liberty City, considering the small scale of their dealings.
Being the weakest of the old Mafia families, the Ancelottis use the Albanians, rather than their own soldiers, as hired guns and delivery boys. The Irish Mob exploit this in their war against the Ancelottis -- in Gerald McReary's mission "I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots and Your Motorcycle", Niko disguises himself as an Albanian gang member to frame them as having double-crossed the Ancelottis (the disguise -- an Albanian biker jacket -- is kept in Niko's wardrobe after the mission). The plot is eventually discovered by the Albanians, who then strike back by openly attacking the Irishmen throughout the city, even at a funeral for one of the McReary brothers (in the mission Undertaker). In the Multiplayer mission "Bomb Da Base II", the Albanian Mob appear as the main antagonist, shipping stolen cars back to Europe without Kenny Petrovic's permission. The Albanians usually wear Albanian biker jackets in different colors, although some wear hoodies and other jackets. Many share the same NPC model as Kalem Vulaj; this model is also seen walking the streets as a pedestrian.
- In TLAD gang wars that involved Albanians, Clay Simons always refer them specifically as "eastern-euro fucks" and "tracksuit-wearing motherfuckers".
- It's Your Call
- Three's a Crowd
- Bleed Out
- I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, and Your Motorcycle