A 45-year-old foreign national was arrested by Ioannina narcotics squad police on Monday along the Ioannna-Kakavia stretch of the national highway for driving a look-out vehicle for a second, stolen, vehicle carrying nearly 100 kilos of cannabis.

The driver of the second car ignored a call by police to stop, and sped off, finally abandoning the vehicle in a forested area and fleeing. Police found 98 kilos of cannabis in the abandoned car, which had been reported as stolen in the Athens district of Pangrati.

Police seized the two cars and the drug, as well as 7,400 euros in cash found in the Albanian's possession. The detainee was led before an Ioannina prosecutor.