The Albanian Army began the investigation in a hotel in Qerret, Kavaja, where four Russian tourists were killed.
Since Friday morning, the investigating team, along with experts from the military organization who have special equipment for detecting chemical or biological weapons, have been conducting the experiment in the hotel’s basement.
The preliminary findings of forensic experts have cast doubt on whether members of the Burenkov family died of asphyxiation.
On the other hand, allegations that the family’s father was a colonel in Moscow prompted the Intelligence, Security and Defense Agency, the former Military Intelligence Service, to join the probe.
Until recently, no Albanian institution has conducted an evidence examination. The Institute of Public Health stated that water samples to determine chlorine concentration were not taken in compliance with procedures. Food safety also returned negative responses.
The investigative report indicates meals consumed by tourists, however the Institute of Public Health claims they were unable to assist in the examination of the material since it was outside of their legal jurisdiction.