The Director General of the Albanian State Police, Ardi Veliu, received an official delegation of the Italian Guardia di Finanza on an official visit today.
Brigadier General Cosimo Di Gesù, Head of the II Information Coordination and International Relations Department, and Brigadier General Giuseppe Arbore, Head of the III Operations Department, were welcomed in Albania by the Ambassador of Italy Fabrizio Bucci for a mission that he does following the visit of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama to Rome on 23 January and his meeting with the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
The official meeting aimed to further strengthen cooperation between the police forces of the two countries, in particular in the aerial surveillance of the Albanian territory to block and prevent the cultivation of cannabis.
Director Veliu praised the excellent cooperation between the Italian and Albanian police, underlining how this is producing the desired results in terms of prevention, identification and attack on criminal organizations, mainly in the sector of the cultivation and trafficking of narcotic plants.
In the same way, the director general of the Albanian State Police praised the aerial surveillance work of the units of the Guardia di Finanza, which is flanked by the constant work of the Albanian Police who monitor the Albanian territory with drones and helicopters.
In addition, Veliu also guaranteed Ambassador Fabrizio Bucci the full commitment of the state police structures to prevent the cultivation of cannabis. For his part, the Italian ambassador praised this very fruitful cooperation between the two police forces which led to tangible results in terms of operations against organized crime.
The Guardia di Finanza in Albania
The Italian Guardia di Finanza has carried out overflying campaigns since 2012, providing year after year to innovate the way it is carried out to provide increasingly accurate data to the Albanian police authorities responsible for seizing the plantations on the ground.
The organized meetings represent the close cooperation between Italy and Albania in the fight against illegality, and the closeness of the Italian institutions to the Albanian ones in view of the negotiations for entry into the EU.
The meeting which was also attended by the head of the Inter-Force Liaison Office of the Service for International Police Cooperation (SCIP) in Albania, VQA Salvatore Gava, also allowed to deepen the progress achieved thanks to the joint investigation teams in the arrest of Italian-Albanian criminal gangs (in the last joint operation last month, precautionary measures were issued for 37 people and confiscated drugs for a value of 4 million euros).
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