One Ton of Cannabis Seized at Sea, Two Arrested
Albanian Daily News
Published September 20, 2017
Nearly one ton of cannabis sativa was seized on Wednesday during a joint raid of the State Police and the Italian Guardia di Finanza. Preliminary information made public by the police show that the drugs quantity was being smuggled to Italy.
The narcotics quantity was being transported with a sailboat waving the Italian flag. An Albanian and Italian were arrested in flagrance on board of the ship. The drugs smuggler threw the narcotics packages at sea after noticing the police boats that were quickly approaching.
The arrested individuals are now being questioned by the inquirers while the police forces are still collecting the cannabis packages thrown at sea.