From: Exit Staff
27 Albanians Arrested in Italian Drugs and Sex Trafficking Bust

Police in Rome have arrested 55 people for human trafficking, prostitution, and drug trafficking.

According to Italian media, Carabinieri in Rome arrested the people including 27 Albanians. Other charges included being members of criminal organizations, forgery, and possession of narcotics. Asides from the 27 Albanians, 23 Nigerians, four Italians and 1 Gambian were apprehended.

“Large quantities” of cannabis had been imported from Albania before being processed and distributed in Europe.

The arrests were made in Rome, Brescia, Modena, Macerata, Genoa, Parma, Reggio Clabria, as well as in Germany and Albania (Vlora).

Albania remains a source country for cannabis and human trafficking, and also a transit country for hard drugs. Despite this, the government has been criticised for failing to secure significant convictions or seize assets, particularly in the case of human trafficking.