Two port officials and a military serviceman were arrested in the northern city of Xanthi on Friday night for possessing and selling drug substances. The port officials, 36 and 37, are serving at the Thessaloniki central port authority and the serviceman, 40, in the city of Litohoro. A drug squad policeman appeared before the serviceman as a potential buyer for three kilos of hashish for 6,800 euros, using marked banknotes.

When the deal was completed, the serviceman's two accomplices, who were travelling in their service car together with a sniffer dog, appeared at the scene with the quantity of drugs and were arrested with the assistance of DIAS service police.

A bodily search of the serviceman revealed 1.8 grams of hashish, while another 329.6 grams of cannabis were found in his car.