Montenegrin Police Seize Record Amount of Cocaine

Published: 29 August 2021

Cocaine Montenegro RecordMontenegrin policemen guard cocaine, the record drug seizure in the history of the tiny Balkan state. (Photo: Montenegro Police, Twitter)

By Zdravko Ljubas

Montenegrin police arrested two people and seized more than a ton of cocaine in the largest catch in the history of the tiny Balkan country, the Interior Ministry stated Friday.

More than 1,200 packages of the drug — labeled with odd names such as DXV, COVID, EXITO or DXB — were concealed among bananas, stored in a warehouse in the capital of Podgorica’s Zeta district, according to police.

Montenegrin authorities did not provide more information about the operation but the Ministry tweeted that they were showing their “strength and determination in the fight against organized crime.”

Montenegro’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dritan Abazović, congratulated the Interior Ministry, as well as the country’s police and customs officials.

“What a feat. We do what we promised — Montenegro will not be a country of crime!” Abazović tweeted.