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Joint press release of the Customs Administration and the Police Administration: about 2 tons of marijuana were seized

Joint press release of the Customs Administration and the Police Administration: about 2 tons of marijuana were seized
Published date: 04.11.2020 13:53 | Author: UC

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Today was realized a joint action of the Customs Administration and the Police Administration, carried out over a period of several months, aimed at cutting the international route of drug smuggling from the direction of Albania through the territory of Montenegro to the countries of Western Europe.
Today, on 3 November, a freight motor vehicle arrived at the Božaj border crossing point, driven by E.C., a citizen of Albania. A transit consignment of fruit and vegetables destined for Western European countries has been declared to the customs authority.
A detailed inspection of the goods, carried out by anti-smuggling officers, revealed nine pallets containing the narcotic drug marijuana, with a total weight of about 2 tons.
The senior state prosecutor in Podgorica was notified about the incident, who ordered that E.C. is to be deprived of liberty on suspicion of having committed the criminal offense of unauthorized production, possession and distribution of narcotics.
Operational data indicate that an organized criminal group active in Albania has attempted to smuggle about 2 tons of marijuana towards the Western Europe.

An international investigation is underway with the Albanian and the police forces of EU Member States.

UC