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Cultivation of kana*is worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, the Albanian is sentenced to prison in Scotland

Cultivation of kana*is worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, the Albanian is

52-year-old Albanian Ilir Kasa has been sentenced to prison in Scotland, after being accused of being part of a gang that was involved in the cultivation of cannabis.

He managed and ran premises in Glasgow and Harthill, which were found by Organized Crime police officers in April 2022. He was considered a senior organized crime figure for running pubs in Scotland.

According to local media reports, Kasa left the UK but later returned to Scotland a few months later. He was found to be living at an address in Stepps at the time of his arrest in July 2022 and was charged with manufacturing the Class B drug in Britain. This week, following a trial at Stirling High Court on Monday On February 19, he was found guilty and imprisoned for eight years.

The NCA's Head of Branch Operations Michael Miller said: “Kasa was a senior member of an organized crime group responsible for running cannabis farms across Scotland's Central Belt. "His was a profitable business. The factories we recovered would have generated hundreds of thousands of pounds in profits for his criminal group, which would no doubt have been reinvested in further criminality.”

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