Po­lice dis­cover tonne of pot hid­den un­der house

The Peterborough Examiner - - WORLD NEWS -

TIRANA, Al­ba­nia — Al­ba­nian po­lice say they have ar­rested a man who al­legedly had 1.25 tonnes of dried cannabis hid­den un­der his house. A po­lice state­ment Thurs­day said the drugs were found packed in plas­tic bags and hid­den in un­der­ground tun­nels that the man al­legedly had dug un­der his house in a vil­lage in Vlora district, 160 km south­west of the Al­ba­nian cap­i­tal, Tirana. Po­lice say the drugs were go­ing to be smug­gled into Italy. Au­thor­i­ties in Al­ba­nia say they de­stroyed about 2.5 mil­lion mar­i­juana plants last year, four times more than the year be­fore. They also re­ported seiz­ing sev­eral tonnes of cannabis at bor­der cross­ing points or from boats bound for neigh­bour­ing Italy and Greece.

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