Albanian police seized a total of 489 kilos in two recent anti-trafficking operations, according to a story published by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network.
The larger of the two operations resulted in the discovery of 428 kilos in a van traveling from Kosovo to the Albanian capital of Tirana. The heroin was hidden in grocery bags.
Albania is reportedly a conduit for Afghan heroin on its way into western Europe.
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