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Friday, June 6, 2014
250 kg of cocaine seized in Montenegro 05/06/2014
A record breaking quantity of cocaine has been seized by the Montenegro
authorities in the Tivari port, with Albania as its destination.
250 kilograms of highest
quality cocaine was hidden in banana boxes. The Montenegro police
declared that it was found in one of the three containers that brought
banana from Ecuador to Albania.
The drug was distributed in 223
packages and the value reaches 12.5 million EUR. According to the
Director of the Montenegrin Customs, Vladan Jakovic, the container was
sent by the Vimptikorp SA company, from Ecuador, and the receiver was
the Albania company “Rrapo”.
According to the documents of the
National Center of Registration, “Rrapo”, with its center in Fier, is
owned by Nazike Rrapi and deals with import and export of food products.
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The representatives of
the Vimtikorp company express their surprise about this, and say that
only few weeks ago they have brought another package in Albania, again
for the Rrapo Company.
“This is not the first time. We have
brought some containers a few weeks ago. We export to many companies and
Rrapo is not the only one. We established contacts with them 6 or 8
months ago. They said they needed 2-3 containers each week. We have sent
1 or 2 every week, sporadically”, declared the Ecuadorian company.
The Albanian Police are exchanging information with their Montenegrin counterparts to discover the scheme of this traffic.