Albanian police marched through the southern village of Lazarat to stamp out marijuana grow operations which supply much of Europe as reported by Reuters:
Over five days, police destroyed more than 80,000 marijuana plants and saplings and over 23 metric tonnes of cannabis. They seized 11 heavy weapons, over 7,000 bullets, explosives and 10 grenades. Fourteen people were arrested and 130 houses searched.
The new Socialist government ordered the police crackdown in a bid to curry favor with the European Union "which will decide at the end of June whether to make Albania an official candidate for membership of the bloc, after years of hesitation."