Albania: tons of drugs seized from lawless village

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Albanian police burn seized cannabis in Lazarat village, 230 kilometers (140 miles) south of capital Tirana, Thursday, June 19, 2014. Near-continuous gunfire rang out from the lawless village as hundreds police have arrived to battle well-armed marijuana growers who were trying to thwart a government crackdown. (AP Photo)LAZARAT, Albania (AP) — A five-day raid on a lawless southern Albanian village which netted huge amounts of marijuana and heavy weapons shows the government’s determination to tackle drug gangs, the prime minister said Friday.

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