Cocaine busted at Port of Durres, in fifth precedent from the same company

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Police authorities have seized a container at the Port of Durres on suspicion that it contains cocaine. The container belongs to Alba Exotic Fruit, which makes it the fifth time that the company is involved in drug trafficking.

Sources near Euronews Albania believe that there might be around 10 kilos of cocaine inside the container.

The same sources confirm that the stash had been hidden near the lid of the refrigerator.

This is the fifth time that the company’s name comes in up in a major international drug bust since 2019.

Authorities suspect that the country of origin is Ecuador.

In light of several drug busts involving Alba Exotic Fruit, SPAK launched a probe into allegations that the company is part of a well-structured international drug ring.

Alba Exotic Fruit has been importing fruits from Latin American countries since 2011. The company is owned by Eduart Dauti who is on the run after authorities released an arrest warrant. Another co-owner is Barjon Gumeni.

The latter was arrested on July 13, where police seized another shipment.

Drugs seized from the containers of Alba Exotic Fruit since 2019:

7.25 kilos; July 29, 2021;

6.5 kilos; July 24, 2021;

11.675 kilos; July 13, 2021;

137 kilos; August 27, 2019;

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