Police arrested three foreign nationals on charges of felony drug smuggling, mainly opium, from Turkey into Greece and subsequent transport to other European countries.
Authorities detected and arrested three Iranian nationals, aged 29, 33 and 33, in the central Athens district of Exarchia.

Three packages of opium with a total weight of about 2.5 kilos, a precision scale, 7,570 euros, three passports and four identity cards belonging to third parties were found in their possession and in an apartment they leased, police said.