Two narcotics squad officers were slightly injured during a nearly 12-hour police chase of suspected drug smugglers in a remote mountainous region near the Greek-Albanian frontier on Friday. Two suspects, identified as Albanian nationals, were arrested in the manhunt, which began after authorities spotted a vehicle moving along a dirt road near the border. Two suspects fled the car when stopped by police.
According to reports, 60 kilos of hashish, ostensibly destined for Athens, were discovered inside the vehicle.
In an unrelated incident further south in the seaside town of Amfilochia, western Greece, a routine traffic stop netted 100 kilos of hashish. The driver was arrested and the vehicle, which sported Albanian licence plates, was confiscated.