Albanian police arrest 14, seeks more in marijuana-growing village

June 25, 2015 9:33 AM

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Albanian police arrest 14, seeks more in marijuana-growing village

An Albanian police officer takes position on the rooftop of a house during an operation at the village of Lazarat, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of Tirana, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Dozens of Albanian police, backed up by two army helicopters, have been deployed to a major illegal marijuana-growing village after gunmen fatally shot one policeman and wounded two others on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina) (The Associated Press)

LAZARAT, Albania – Hundreds of police officers are checking houses in a marijuana-growing village in southern Albania a day after gunmen fatally shot a policeman and wounded two others during a shootout.

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