Rama Changes His Mind: Police Involved with Drugs

Rama Changes His Mind: Police Involved with Drugs

Prime Minister Edi Rama convened his drug task force to review the current state of the fight against drug trafficking and cultivation in the country. During his speech, the Prime Minister confirmed that officers of the police forces were involved with the cultivation and trafficking of narcotics. Parallel to cleaning cannabis from the map of […]

War on Drugs Loses Steam

War on Drugs Loses Steam

Minister of Interior Affairs Dritan Demiraj has published another update on Facebook regarding the war on drugs his ministry is waging. From the numbers published by Minister Demiraj, it appears that the initial success of his campaign has not extended over the last two weeks, in which the State Police has become increasingly occupied with […]

Cannabis Traffic between Albania and Italy Significantly Increased in 2016

Cannabis Traffic between Albania and Italy Significantly Increased in 2016

According to a report of the Italian Central Directorate for Anti-Drugs Services, from which the Voice of America cited yesterday, cannabis trafficking between Albania and Italy significantly increased in 2016, compared to 2015. In 2016, 41.6 tons of marijuana were captured, a 347.15% increase from 2015. The report further specifies that the increase is partially the result of […]

Demiraj: 4.5 Tons of Cannabis Seized since May 22

Demiraj: 4.5 Tons of Cannabis Seized since May 22

Through a Facebook post Minister of Interior Affairs Dritan Demiraj announced the results of his new policy against drug trafficking and cultivation in period May 22 to June 8. In October last year Minister Demiraj expressed himself in strong terms about the problem of the cannabization of the country: Look at what capacity we have […]

1 ton Cannabis Captured in Durrës Harbor

1 ton Cannabis Captured in Durrës Harbor

About 1 ton of cannabis was captured yesterday evening in the Durrës harbor, ready to be shipped to Bari, Italy. The drugs were hidden in crates of cucumbers. The drugs were found through the scanner at the border crossing in Durrës. Below a video of the police finding the drugs:

European Drug Report: Increased Cannabis Production in Albania

European Drug Report: Increased Cannabis Production in Albania

According the recently published European Drug Report, increased cannabis cultivation is changing cannabis trafficking routes into the European Union: Recent reports indicate changes in cannabis trafficking routes, with increases in the trafficking of both herbal cannabis and cannabis oil from the western Balkans, notably Albania, linked to increased cannabis cultivation in those countries. At the same […]

“The Rama Government Is Building a State” – But How?

“The Rama Government Is Building a State” – But How?

Prime Minister Edi Rama has for months stressed that the Socialist Party is the only one that “can build a state” in Albania. A few days ago, Rama declared during a rally in Dibra: The PS is the only power that builds a state. Even Sali [Berisha] knows this! During campaign meetings and interviews over […]

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