The police of Albania carries out mass raids and detention of traffickers

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The police of Albania is conducting a series of searches and arrests in drug trafficking and related officials custody were 27 people, reports the portal of the newspaper Tirana Times Albanian edition.

The action of the Ministry of interior is in 12 cities, among them three police officers. Six more people wanted. It is noted that during the search 100’s of apartments and houses seized 182,5 kg of drugs, «first of all opiates».

The police operation took place against the backdrop of Saturday’s resignation of interior Minister Fatmir of Java, which the opposition Democratic party (DP) accused of harboring brother — Agron — convicted by Italian authorities for trafficking cocaine. Before leaving the former Minister said that «proud of the results.»

Another suspected high-ranking official became the mayor of the port city of Durres on the Adriatic Vangjush Dako, who is the leader of DP Basha Lulzim from the parliamentary tribune called «the accomplice to the largest arcolano» and demanded to put him in jail.

Predecessor sacked Jaffa on a post of the Minister of internal Affairs is also suspected opposition links with the drug mafia.

The Albanian Parliament in October 2017 made the decision on deprivation of parliamentary immunity of a member of the ruling Socialist party, who previously held the post of interior Minister, Tahiri Saimira. Prosecutor’s office suspects him of involvement in drug trafficking during his tenure as Minister of internal Affairs since 2013 to March 2017. The leader of an international cartel investigation considers his nephew Moise Kabila previously arrested in Italy.

Tahiri his involvement in drug trafficking denies and calls the charges political, but the President from 1992 to 1997 and Prime Minister from 2005 to 2013 Sali Berisha and the opposition demand to make accountable the entire Cabinet led by Prime Minister EDI Rama.