341 kilos of marijuana were seized at the border crossing between Montenegro and Croatia yesterday.
This was the second biggest ever seizure of marijuana at the Karasovici border crossing, after 705 kilos were uncovered in 2005. With a believed street value of over 2 million Euro the capture of this amount of drugs yesterday was certainly an impressive haul for the police. In fact, this is the tenth time the border police and the Dubrovnik police have uncovered and seizure narcotics weighing more than 50 kilograms.
“The total seizure of 341.8 kilograms of marijuana is the result of the continuity of hard work and the cooperation of all police and customs officers. Again, the human factor was crucial. So far, we can state that we have seized more than 2.5 tons of marijuana, 14.5 kilograms of cocaine and 70 kilograms of heroin, which are not the results of many major police departments,” said the head of the Dubrovnik-Neretva Police Department, Ivan Pavlicevic.
According to the police report the border police and customs officials noticed the driver's nervousness at the entrance to the border check which aroused their attention. The vehicle in question was a tourist coach from a Dubrovnik agency. An inspection of the luggage compartment revealed 17 large travel bags that the driver said contained sporting equipment. After a search warrant was obtained the bags were searched and the haul of marijuana was uncovered.