February 8, 2023

Athens News

News in English from Greece

The Patras Coast Guard confiscated €1,700,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis.

The Patras Coast Guard announced on Wednesday that it had arrested four people after a large cache of drugs worth more than 1,700,000 euros was discovered two days earlier.

The drugs, 24 kg of cocaine and 109 kg of marijuana, were hidden in two trucks entering Greece. They were loaded on ferries from Italy to the western seaport of Greece.

The Coast Guard searched the two trucks on January 31 with the help of two police drug-sniffing dogs and arrested the two drivers.

Working with police in the Attica metropolitan area, officers and the Coast Guard also managed to arrest a man waiting for a drug shipment: a 61-year-old man believed to be in charge of coordinating drug trafficking.

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