Law enforcement authorities have dismantled a network of drug traffickers in Italy and Albania, Europol said.
According to it, the criminals in question were responsible for the large-scale trafficking of cocaine, cannabis and heroin, mainly from Albania to Italy.
During the joint action, which involved about 350 officers in the field, 30 suspects were arrested and 31 locations were searched. Five rifles, one shotgun and six vehicles were seized during the operation.
A report published last November by the European Union drug agency EMCDDA said criminal networks in the Western Balkans have become key players in both the regional and European Union drug markets.