Albania is the main producer of marijuana in Europe

The US State Department has published today its report on the fight against narcotic substances and states that Albania is a major source country for the production of marijuana and a transit point for shipments of cocaine and heroin destined to the European markets.

During 2015, the report says, Albanian authorities carried out several arrests and seized a significant amount of narcotic substances by producers and drug rings that operate in the country, continuing the 2014 tendency. This success is mainly attributed to the ongoing cooperation with Italian authorities and the growing efforts of the political leadership and police.

According to the Albanian police, the report says, during the first ten months of 2015, authorities seized 6,87 tons of marijuana and they destroyed 689,815 roots of marijuana in an area of 44 hectares based on an identification carried out from air by Italian authorities. Authorities also seized 55,3 kg of...

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