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Greek police seize 105 kilograms of marijuana from Albania

February 27, 2018

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in northern Greece have confiscated 105 kilograms of marijuana from neighboring Albania and arrested an Albanian national suspected of smuggling the drugs in his car.

The 26-year-old man was stopped and detained near the Krystallopigi border crossing Tuesday, police said.

Despite local authorities’ attempts to crack down on the illegal cultivation, Albania remains a major marijuana-producing country.

Before Tuesday’s seizure, authorities in northern Greece had impounded at least 1.3 tons of the drug from Albania so far this year, according to police data.

In 2017, a total 10.9 tons were confiscated, up from about four tons in 2016.

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