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



Text sizeAa Aa

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;




Traffic on the Lungomare, the first weekend of August brings vacationers back to the South

This first weekend of August has brought back the heavy traffic on the streets of Vlora. All headed toward the coast, vacationers from different cities...

Who is the Russian spy spotted in Kosovo, photos of her with Karadzic released to the press

Russian journalist Daria Aslamova, who was detained by Kosovo authorities under suspicion of espionage, has been released and has now gone to Serbia. The news...

Who was Florind Belliu, the actor who tragically ended his life in the U.S.

Florind Belliu had graduated from the Academy of Arts and after completing his studies he had tried to get involved with several film productions,...