Montenegrin police found 1,205 packages of cocaine in a warehouse in Zeta and arrested two people. According to unofficial information, the total weight of the seized drugs is over 1,500 kilograms, which is the largest single seizure ever in Montenegro.
Police issued a brief statement saying the drugs were seized at a location in a warehouse in Mojanovići. Apparently, even in this case, the drug was in the load of bananas. It is suspected that the cargo arrived by boat through the port of Bar. It is interesting that most of the packages were marked and in some of them was written “COVID”.
The identities of those arrested were not disclosed and police blocked several roads near the Police Administration due to the action, codenamed “187”. The action, as stated in the statement, was carried out in co-operation with the Montenegrin police and Customs Administration.
Montenegrin Deputy Prime Minister Dritan Abazović, in a Twitter post, congratulated the police and customs on their great success.
“What a success for the Montenegrin police. “I congratulate the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro, the director, management and officials of the Police Administration, as well as the Customs Administration for the historic seizure of cocaine”, wrote Abazović.
He added that the Montenegrin government is doing what it promised and that “this country will not be a crime scene”.
Drug smugglers have long known Mediterranean ports in the region, and cocaine is more often hidden in banana shipments. A few months ago, Croatian police found 585kg of cocaine in a container in the port of Ploce, which was not taken for further transport. The statement said there were bananas in the container.
Recently, also in Ploçee, 18 kilograms of cocaine among bananas were introduced in the shopping center “Lidl”. A worker who went to unpack the fruit found the drugs in the box.