An Albanian woman was arrested and two kilos of heroin were seized early Friday in Iraklion, Crete, police said, adding that this was one of the largest quantities of the narcotic to be confiscated on the island. The 32-year-old woman arrived in Iraklion from the port of Piraeus and police, acting on a tip-off, set up a surveillance operation to see who the recipients of the drug were.

However, no one approached her to pick up the drug in downtown Iraklion, so police sent ahead with the arrest of the woman.

A total of 2.031 kilos of heroine was found in the handbag she was carrying.