Patras port authorities on Friday  found 17,000 cartons of contraband cigarettes hidden in a cargo of watermelons. During a search in a refrigerator truck at the port's entrance, coast guard officers uncovered 174,500 packets of cigarettes without transport documents.
According to port authorities the illegal cargo was destined for abroad. The 32-year-old truck driver and 45 year-old co-driver, both of foreign nationalit,y were arrested and the cargo was seized.