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Albania: Police Destroy 2.4M Marijuana Plants Since June

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TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police say they have seized and destroyed 2.4 million marijuana plants discovered in the country this year.

Police Chief Haki Cako said Friday that the 219 hectares (540 acres) of plants pulled up since June are four times more than authorities confiscated last year.

Cako says 248 people have been arrested for producing the marijuana, much of it destined for Italy, Greece, Kosovo and Montenegro.

Local media quoted an expert who estimated the plants were worth about three billion Euros ($3.3 billion), an amount equal to one-third of Albania’s gross domestic product.

Albania was a major cannabis producer in Europe three years ago, when the government made disrupting the market a priority.

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    October 7, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Yeah, only 2,234,543,345,000 LBS to go! Whoo hooo!

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    Ådne Aschehoug Aadnesen

    October 9, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Imagine all the seeds they have scattered..::.:…

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    October 10, 2016 at 12:33 am

    bloody idiots. the authoritarians know cannabis is the enemy because it fights groganzola

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    October 10, 2016 at 11:17 am

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