Marijuana Trafficking Industry in Lazarat, Albania

A village in Albania is reported to be the drug capital of the country.

An estimated 300,000 marijuana plants are cultivated across 60 acres that could potential yield as much as 500 tons of marijuana.

Up to 7,000 residents, or 90 percent of the village population, works in the marijuana cultivation industry.

Security officials believe that up to $6 Billion of marijuana is trafficked out of the village each year.

(Costs of marijuana by country.)

Source:  Besar Likmeta, “Europe’s marijuana capital isn’t Amsterdam,” GlobalPost, August 16, 2013.