Drug smuggling suspects seen as part of big network

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TAGS: Crime

Four people, aged between 40 and 58, that were arrested on drug possession charges in the wider region of Alexandroupoli in northeastern Greece on Monday are members of a large network smuggling narcotics into Turkey through the border of Evros, authorities said on Wednesday.

The suspects, two Greeks and two foreign nationals, were nabbed in a coordinated operation by local police precincts.

In a search of the suspects’ homes and cars, police found and seized 115.7 kilograms of cannabis, a pistol, 453 grams of explosives and four knives.