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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Albanian Police forces enters in Lazarat through bullets
More than 5000 plants of cannabis sativa were eliminated recently in Lazarat, thanks to an action of the police.
Gjirokaster Police sources
say that in this operation participated the RENEA forces, the Rapid
Intervention Forces, the Delta Forces and agents from the Gjirokaster
Police, led by the Vice Chief of State Police, Muhamet Rrumbullaku.
According to these sources, the police entered from the Sopot Mountain,
not the main road.
After eliminating the first cannabis sativa
plants, some Lazarat residents have opened fire against the police. The
authorities appealed the rest of the village to distance themselves from
this people, making it clear that they would respond with fire to any
individual that would oppose this operation.
As result, the
police arrested 15 workers that were watering the parcels, seized three
trucks, two water mobile tanks, two vehicles from where the aggressors
shot the police and two vans with 2000 seedlings in plastic vases, which
were ready to be planted. After the operation, the police left Lazarat
from the Sopot Mountain road.
The police declared that the operation will be completed, regardless of what happened.
The action against the cannabis in Lazarat started on June, followed by the arrest of some residents.
Burgaj: Police will not back off
state police appeals the Lazarat residents to distance themselves from
some elements with criminal precedents who opposed the police with
firearms, because the police will respond with the strength of law to
everyone that gets involved in similar acts. War against the cultivation
of narcotic plants remains one of the biggest priorities for the
elimination of narcotic plants, not only in Lazarat but through the
entire country”, declared the Director of the General State Police,