Philippine Daily Inquirer

613 kg of cocaine tucked in bananas seized in Albania


TIRANA— Albanian police seized 613 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a container of bananas from Colombia on Wednesday, hailing it as the Balkan nation’s biggest haul of the drug ever and as a triumph for its law enforcemen­t efforts. Albania is under heavy Western pressure to step up its fight against drug traffickin­g and other forms of organized crime as part of its bid to join the European Union.

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