Wednesday April 23, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
23o C
15o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Major drug smuggling ring smashed

An international drug smuggling racket that had planned to sneak 22 tons of cannabis into Britain ahead of the London Olympics in July has been broken following the arrest of three suspected members, police said on Monday, following a series of joint raids with members of the Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE), the Coast Guard and the National Intelligence Service (EYP).

The detainees include a 38-year-old Albanian national known as Ilir or Ilias, according to police, who gave no details about the other two. Officers said they were seeking to charge a 42-year-old inmate on the eastern Aegean island of Chios and an individual known as Youli believed to be residing in Bulgaria.

The case comes a month after police in the central town of Larissa seized 1.8 tons of cannabis from refrigerated trucks which had also been destined for Great Britain. The 38-year-old Albanian suspect had been charged in connection with that haul but had evaded arrest.

ekathimerini.com , Monday April 23, 2012 (22:14)  
Free drugs for uninsured Greeks
SYRIZAs preparation for elections upset again
Korydallos Prisons new warden quits over staff anger at probe
US tourist injured by firecracker in Santorini shows signs of improvement
National Bank determined to remain in the Turkish market
National Bank sources made clear on Wednesday that the upcoming 2.5-billion-euro share capital increase is to ensure that the group retains its majority stake in Turkish subsidiary Finansban...
Ferries to start using LNG
Greeces coastal shipping sector has set a target of having at least one liquefied natural gas-fueled vessel operating in the next two years, according to a meeting on Wednesday between Merc...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
Reds and Greens stay alive in Euroleague
Easter and home advantage worked wonders for Panathinaikos and Olympiakos who stayed alive in the Euroleague play-offs beating CSKA and Real Madrid respectively on Monday in Greece. Shak...
BASKETBALL
Greens lose badly as CSKA Moscow
Panathinaikos has a mountain to climb in order to reach the Final Four of the Euroleague after losing at CSKA Moscow on Friday for a second time in two days, only this time it was comprehens...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Its too soon for Europe to declare victory
There was a time not so long ago when the vast majority of experts agreed that a country could not emerge decisively from a financial crisis unless it solved problems of both stocks and f...
COMMENTARY
Realitys other side
There is plenty of evidence pointing to the fact that the countrys real economy has hit rock bottom and is currently entering a phase of growth. Those who know the market well tend to suppo...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. National Bank determined to remain in the Turkish market
2. Ferries to start using LNG
3. Investment fund off the ground
4. Stocks decline after three days of growth
5. Free drugs for uninsured Greeks
6. SYRIZAs preparation for elections upset again
more news
Today
This Week
1. FBI seeks to identify victims of suspected US child molester who worked abroad, including Greece
2. Greek debt swells again as Samaras looks to creditors for relief
3. Tunisian sought over employment scam
4. Woman dies after falling off state building roof
5. Greece qualifies for new debt relief after 2013 budget surplus
6. Greece sees 2013 primary budget surplus at 1.5 bln euros, says deputy finance minister
Today
This Week
1. Greece's market return mirrors return of tourists
2. Greece startup leaders say they cant break jobless cycle alone
3. Ground-breaking Good Friday mass signals thaw in Cyprus
4. Mayoral candidates clash over Athens mosque plans
5. Government looks to kick on
6. Greece offers to help find Turkish F-16 lost in 1996
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.