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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 09-08-12

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  • [01] Cocaine 450kg in Container

  • [01] Cocaine 450kg in Container

    Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 14:30

    Drug combat squad dismantled an international drug trafficking gang said the Finance Ministry Special Inspections Service. Officials of the Drug and Weapons Combat Attika Squad located and confiscated 400 packets with cocaine weighting 447kg in the Piraeus port. This is the largest cocaine drug quantity confiscated in Greece in a container and one of the largest quantities in Europe.

    The drugs came from Bolivia and was hidden in specially designed parts of a container transporting aluminum scrap material. Arrested were a Greek national, permanent resident of Belgium considered having top role in the international gang, a Bulgarian national, who had set up a company in Thessaloniki. A Greek customs broker was to receive part of the cargo and two women, one of whom was coordinating custom clearance procedures and transportation of cocaine.

    Finance Minister Yiannis Papathanasiou congratulated all authorities that contributed in the arrest of the international gang describing it as a big achievement.

    News item: 25718

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