TikTok And Instagram Star


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TikTok And Instagram Star
TikTok And Instagram Star

An Albanian social media star has a large fanbase thanks to his videos promoting his cannabis farms in the UK, as well as tips on how to enter the country illegally

Kozak Braci has a large following on social media

An Albanian social media star has gained a large following online by promoting his criminal ways in the UK, as well as ways to enter Britain.

Kozak Braci has more than one million fans on TikTok and Instagram and regularly shows off his cannabis farms in the UK. In one clip he boasts of making up to £6,000 a month by selling cannabis, according to an exclusive report by the Daily Express.

Former Met Police officer turned consultant Graham Wettone said the videos “glorify” drugs in the UK. He said: “From a policing or law enforcement perspective, it just shows you the type of problem we have.

“[He is] glorifying the production of drugs in the UK to people from outside [Britain], enticing people to come and make a lot of money.”

Danila Buci, a 21-year-old student from Tirana, said she had seen young men copying Braci’s behaviour for years. She said: “My sister is just 16 years old and she is seeing people [like Braci] doing these ‘mafia things’, doing drugs or explaining how they’ve done it. This is their type of influence.”

The Albanian’s videos promote his cannabis farms, as well as ways of getting into the UK (

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When confronted by a reporter in a housing block in Tirana, Braci claimed to make £25,000-a-month from his social media celebrity status and insisted his videos on UK drug production were “not popular” and he “didn’t like those livestreams”.

He claimed the cannabis farm tours were unplanned and he had stopped making these types of videos. He said: “In the very beginning I accepted lots of requests from people who wanted to join my live streams. How am I supposed to know?

“You can’t be 100 percent sure that these persons were in England, maybe they were in the USA. People might say things like ‘Why have you talked about my farm? Why are you putting me in trouble?’ Once they have kidnapped me. I’m worried, I don’t want trouble with the police. Back then I wasn’t famous. It was the very first days [of my Instagram account and] the audience number [watching] the live streams was about 100.”

University of Essex senior lecturer Dr. Alexandros K. Antoniou, an expert in social media law, said it was “astonishing” Instagram had not only let Braci share this type of content but enabled him to become the biggest star in Albania on its platform after doing so.

He added: “At the same time we’ve known social media platforms so far have been a bit relaxed about what sort of content is being hosted.”

A Meta spokesperson said: “Buying, selling or soliciting drugs is not allowed on our platforms; our teams use a mix of technology and human review to remove this content as quickly as possible, and we work with the police and youth organisations to get better at detection. We’ve also worked with industry experts to tackle the issue of people smuggling for a number of years, and when we find content coordinating this illegal activity we remove it from our platforms.”

A spokesman for TikTok added: “We continue to strictly maintain a zero tolerance approach to human exploitation and proactively find over 95% of content we remove for breaking these rules.”

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