At a factory in the Gostivar town of Chegrane that produces cannabis for medical use, three individuals ambushed a security guard. They then locked the guard up and stole 41 bags of marijuana totaling 552,85 kilograms.

The theft was reported before Sunday night at midnight, according to the Interior Ministry. It stated that the police are investigating the matter.

An emergency control and inspection that was conducted at the factory earlier in the year on October 4 revealed abnormalities in its work. As a result, the factory’s owner was charged, and the process of revoking the factory’s license was started.