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Albania targets speedboat outlaws

The Albanian parliament has banned speedboats and other small private vessels from coastal waters, to tackle drugs and people smuggling. Hefty fines will punish anyone caught flouting the ban – although boats used for fishing and transport, as well as police and military ships, are exempt. The three-year ban will affect around 2,000 speedboat owners. Correspondents say smugglers are attracted by lax border controls, a weak judiciary and corrupt police. Full Story

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