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3.5 Tons of Marijuana With a Street Value of 70 Million Euros Seized in Albania

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    TIRANA- Police in southern Albania say they have seized 3.2 metric tons (7,000 pounds) of cannabis as part of a major anti-drugs operation in the Balkan country.

    A statement Friday said the cannabis was found in a mountainous area near Gjirokastra, 220 kilometers (135 miles) south of the capital Tirana, and that a large quantity had already been harvested.

    No arrests were made, and police named no suspects.

    Once a secluded communist country, Albania has become a major cannabis producer, prompting authorities to carry out regular eradication campaigns, backed by heavily armed police squads.

    According to the government, a campaign last year destroyed cannabis that would have sold for 7 billion euros ($8.5 billion) per year, equivalent to two-thirds of the country's gross domestic product.






    AP/Oct. 16, 2015
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie...ME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-10-16-16-08-25
    Photo: The Independent
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    Beenthere2Hippie
    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.

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