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Albanian police seize cocaine

Albanian police seize cocaine

Albanian police say they have seized 8 kilograms (17.6 pounds) of cocaine, the biggest amount ever confiscated in the tiny Balkan country, and arrested 2 suspected traffickers.
The cocaine, valued at (EURO)500,000 ($700,000), was found Tuesday afternoon at the port of Durres, 33 kilometers (20 miles) west of Tirana, the capital, police said. It was on a truck carrying rice that had originated in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and had been transited through Rotterdam, Netherlands, and La Valetta, Malta.
The operation followed a month of investigation and cooperation with Dutch and Maltese authorities, a police statement said Wednesday.
Albania is a transit point for heroin coming from southwest Asia, and cannabis production in the country is rife.


Updated : 2021-06-23 01:56 GMT+08:00