TIRANA, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Albanian police said on Saturday that they have arrested nine people for smuggling 2,100 used tires in a truck at Qafe-Thana customs border crossing point with Macedonia.
According to the police, the nine arrests were made in an operation on Friday evening. Five of the arrested were employed in Qafe-Thana customs border crossing point. They were charged with the criminal offense of "Abuse of office".
The arrested persons are aged 40-62 years old, said the police.
Police declared they are continuing investigations into the activity of other persons who may have been implicated in this smuggling line.