Two foreign nationals, members of an international drug trafficking ring, were arrested by Alexandroupolis police in the village of Mesti, Evros prefecture, for possession of 2.5 kilos of heroin.

The narcotics were discovered during a search of their car by police with sniffer dogs, hidden under the carpet of the co-driver's seat in five plastic packets, which contained a total of 2.586 kilograms of heroin, while a small quantity of cannabis was also found in a hiding space under the hand brake.

Police were acting on a tip-off that members of an international ring were trafficking narcotics in Greece, Turkey and other Balkan countries.

The two arrestees were wanted in Greece, Albania and Turkey.

The car and drugs were confiscated, while the two detainees, aged 22 and 23, will be taken before the Alexandroupolis prosecutor.