Police shootout with drug smugglers on Greek-Albanian frontier

Drug squad officers exchanged fire with drug smugglers on the Greek-Albanian frontier in the region of Konitsa on Monday, when the traffickers were spotted carrying six sacks loaded with cannabis in a car stolen.

An exchange of gunfire with assault rifles subsequently erupted.

A police roadblock outside the town of Konitsa led to the arrest of the driver, an Albanian national, while the co-driver escaped by fleeing into a forest.


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