Coastline Blitz Raid, 8 Arrested, 900 Kg Cannabis Seized
Albanian Daily News
Published August 31, 2017
A large scale anti-narcotics raid undertaken since several days by the State police in the coastal areas leads to the seizure of over 900 Kg of Cannabis Sativa. Eight people were arrested, while 32 others were declared wanted during this raid conducted in coordination with Italian Police.
Some 1140 police forces, 10 speedboats, 30 police vehicles and a helicopter have been deployed as part of this large scale raid extended along the entire coastal line. A series of abandoned warehouses, tunnels or cottages often used by the drugs smugglers as temporary shelters for the narcotics quantities are being inspected by the police.
This large scale raid which aims to give a harsh blow to the drugs trafficking from Albania to Italy is expected to be concluded during Thursday evening hours.