The European Union ambassador to Tirana, Luigi Soreca said yesterday that the results of the law enforcement agencies in the fight against the cultivation of cannabis for 2018 are impressive. According to him, the EU will continue to support Albania in the fight against the production and the trafficking of narcotic substances. “Last June, EU member countries expressed the need for results in the fight against cannabis. Today’s results are impressive.In the past few days, we have witnessed an excellent example of the importance of this cooperation. Successful joint police operations have hit four criminal groups in Albania and Italy, arresting up to now 27 people in several cities. This could not have been possible without to the establishment of Joint Investigation Teams.
Transnational organised crime is a threat to our security. It hinders the social, economic, political and cultural development of our societies. It knows no borders and has no scruples.
Follow the money is essential to disrupt organised crime. Seizures need to be followed by final decisions of confiscation of criminal assets. The EU will continue to assist Albania in the fight against cannabis”, Soreca said.