Albanian police seize 3.2 tons of cannabis in major sweep, growers escape

October 16, 2015 8:08 PM

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TIRANA, Albania – Police in southern Albania say they have seized 3.2 metric tons (7,000 pounds) of cannabis as part of a major anti-drugs operation in the Balkan country.

A statement Friday said the cannabis was found in a mountainous area near Gjirokastra, 220 kilometers (135 miles) south of the capital Tirana, and that a large quantity had already been harvested.

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