Greek police seize 105 kilograms of marijuana from Albania

Police in northern Greece have confiscated 105 kilograms of marijuana from neighboring Albania and arrested an Albanian national suspected of smuggling the drugs in his car.

The 26-year-old man was stopped and detained near the Krystallopigi border crossing Tuesday, police said.

Despite local authorities' attempts to crack down on the illegal cultivation, Albania remains a major marijuana-producing country.

Before Tuesday's seizure, authorities in northern Greece had impounded at least 1.3 tons of the drug from Albania so far this year, according to police data.

In 2017, a total 10.9 tons were confiscated, up from about four tons in 2016.