Large 'cannabis cloud' covers tiny village in Albania

A large plume of marijuana smoke has blanketed a small village in Albania, started from fires set by locals to burn their plantations as police moved in to close them down.

According to NBC News, ten tonnes of cannabis was destroyed in the process, with drug barons and riot police battling over the land throughout the night.

The cloud hangs over the tiny village of Lazarat, Albania. Credit: REUTERS/Arben Celi
Members of the Albanian special police patrol in the village of Lazarat. Credit: REUTERS/Arben Celi
Smoke rises as police burn cannabis plants during a raid in the village of Lazarat. Credit: Reuters