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Foreign nationals arrested in major drug bust

Δημοσίευση 3 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 10:47 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
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Three Albanian nationals were arrested on Thursday on drug smuggling charged related to an ongoing investigation into a ring suspected to funneling major quantities of narcotics into the greater Athens area.

Three Albanian nationals were arrested on Thursday on drug smuggling charged related to an ongoing investigation into a ring suspected to funneling major quantities of narcotics into the greater Athens area.

The suspects, two men aged 33 and 25, and a 25-year-old woman were arrested in the upscale northern Athens district of Ekali after nearly 28 kilos of hashish, more than 1.6 kilos of heroin and 593 grams were found on their possession.

Moreover, the suspects were allegedly armed, carrying two handguns, along with precision scales and 3,000 euros in cash.

Drug arrests in Thessaloniki

More than three kilograms of heroin were seized and two drug dealers were arrested in separate incidents in Thessaloniki on Wednesday, police said.

In the first instance, a 36-year-old man was arrested after police find 1.232 kilograms of heroin in a house he was using as a storage space in Evosmo. Police also seized a pistol, a precision scale and 200 euros in cash found in the man's possession.

In a second incident, police arrested a 20-year-old Albanian national in Menemeni for possession of 2.42 kilograms of heroin.

The two detainees were taken before a local prosecutor.