More than four tons of processed cannabis were found and seized by the Financial and Economic Crimes Unit of the Greek Ministry of Finance in the port of Piraeus on April 22. This was reported by the AMNA agency.
The cannabis was hidden in a container bound for Slovakia, among three industrial cake-making machines, police said. The cargo arrived in Piraeus from Lebanon on April 14, in transit to Bratislava via North Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary.
Upon opening the container, an iron tank with a secret compartment was found, which contained 129 nylon bags with packages of processed hemp and 287 bags with the same contents in bulk. In total, the weight of cannabis was 4 tons 397 kilograms, its approximate market value is 33 million euros.
The operation was carried out in cooperation with the Athens branch of the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), which notified the Greek authorities of the suspicious shipment, as well as with the General Directorate of Drug Control of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Prosecution Unit of the Anti-Drug Trafficking Unit of the SDOE Attica Cases Department conducts an investigation to investigate all circumstances in cooperation with the relevant national prosecutors, the country’s judicial authorities, as well as European and international organizations.