Police in Bosnia and Herzegovina arrested on Tuesday six people suspected of belonging to an international gang that smuggled drugs from Albania to the European Union over Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.
In the largest drug seizure in at least several years in Bosnia and Herzegovina, police have confiscated some 400 kilograms of skunk (cannabis) worth several million dollars in the central Bosnian town of Gornji Vakuf, the State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) said in astatement Monday.
Europeans are spending at least €30 billion (US$33 billion) on drugs a year, according to anEU Drug Markets report.
Authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina have seized about 300 kilograms of cannabis worth about two million euros (US$2.227 millions), and are looking for two people who are linked to the drugs, the State Prosecution Office said.
Romanian Border Policestated they seized on Sunday bags with 750 kilograms of cannabis with an estimated value of EUR9 millions (US$9.87 million) on the black market.
Bosnian authorities found two drug labs in Sarajevo and arrested two people, accusing them of ‘’the unauthorized production and sale of narcotic drugs,’’ the Interior Ministry announced Tuesday.
Internal memos circulated among federal officials in Canada reveal that the government continues to doubt the infiltration of organized crime networks into the legal cannabis industry despite investigations that have found shady money in legal marijuana enterprises, local media reported.
An Albanian court decided that the former minister of interior will have to remain under house arrest and face trial on charges of drug trafficking and corruption, Reuters reported Saturday.
A retired Norwegian senior police officer was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Monday for taking bribes in exchange for helping a “hash baron" smuggle 14 tonnes of drugs into the country over a decade.
Police in Spain have arrested 27 people suspected of growing cannabis, turning it into oil and planning to produce bear-shaped gummies.
Two years after a massive police raid in the renegade Albanian village of Lazarat, not much has changed in the region’s cannabis production, aside from a shift in the geography of cultivation, according to Balkan Insight (BIRN).
Ten marijuana farmers who shot at police attempting to regain control over an outlaw region of Albania in 2014 were jailed by a Tirana court Monday, according to Reuters.
Nearly all the cannabis plants being grown in Albania have now been destroyed, officials said Wednesday.
The European Union (EU) member states approved a plan on Monday to allow military action against human traffickers in the Mediterranean, according to the Agence France Presse (AFP).
Spanish authorities have seized nearly 16 tons of cannabis resin from a vessel, arresting all nine crew members.
Albanian authorities have made eight fresh arrests in their ongoing struggle to control a marijuana-growing enclave in the south of the country.
The National Crime Agency (NCA), in cooperation with the Metropolitan Police, have seized about a half a ton of cannabis and five kilos of cocaine believed to be destined for London.
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