400 kg hashish seized in Albania

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 19, 2013 02:20 hrs

Tirana, Nov 19 (IANS) About 400 kg of hashish, destined for Italy, has been seized from an Albanian village while being carried in a vehicle, Xinhua reported Monday.

"Drugs had originated from Lazarat village and had Italy as a destination. The drugs was put in 250 packages. Police forces seized them in Subash village, about 12 km away from Gjirokastra city on the way to Tepelena," said a police communique.

Police arrested Luan Tahiraj, 34, while carrying the drugs in a van Sunday night.

Last week, Gjirokastra police seized over one tonne of hashish and detained three people while eight others were declared wanted.

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