Police say they seized 3.3 tons of drugs last year
BELGRADE -- The Serbian police in the past year confiscated more than 3,300 kilograms of drugs, the Ministry of the Interior (MUP) announced.
At the same time criminal complaints were filed against almost 5,000 for charges that included possession, manufacturing, and trafficking of narcotics.
This number is "approximately the same" as the statistics for 2012, but the amount of drugs was higher by one ton, it was also said.
There were 2,910 kilograms of marijuana, 71 kilograms of cocaine, and 49 kilograms of heroin among the drugs seized in 2013.
The police said that its fight against drug trafficking was marked by two operations - Grom ("Thunderbolt"), and Grom 1, carried out in December, although they resulted in the seizure of only smaller amounts of narcotics.
But experts have expressed doubt that main trafficking routes have been cut with these operations.
January 1, 2014 | 14:35 | Source: B92, Blic, Tanjug | Comments: (18) | Send comment
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